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Clete Biermann
Former Ogema resident Clete J. Biermann, Green Valley, Arizona, died April 14, 1999, at the age of 76.
Born June 26, 1922, in Ogema to George and Abigail Biermann, he married Irma Ballagh on May 23, 1952.
A memorial service was held at Desert Hills Lutheran Church in Green Valley on Saturday, April 17.
Mr. Biermann is survived by his wife, Irma; a son, Paul (Shoosh); and by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Hilma Christoffersen
Former Ogema resident Hilma Heidi Christoffersen, Huntsville, Alabama, died on Friday, April 16, 1999, in Huntsville at the age of 82.
Born in Ogema December 15, 1916, to Andrew and Hilma (Maki) Maatta, she attended grade school in the Town of Hill and graduated from Westboro High School. Married to Osbjorn Christoffersen, the couple farmed in the Ogema area, moving to Huntsville in 1979. She was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Huntsville and a former member of the First Lutheran Church of Ogema, the Ogema Homemakers and St. Mark's Women's Circle, and enjoyed baking and gardening in her free time.
The funeral was held Tuesday, April 20, at Ogema Lutheran Church with Reverend Jerome Godson officiating, with burial at Garden of Memories Cemetery in the Town of Hill.
Mrs. Christoffersen is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Pearson, Huntsville; two brothers, John (Edna), Ogema, and Dr. Andrew (Donnafaye), Woodruff; a sister, Ann Hakala, Chicago, Illinois; and by two grandsons and a great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by her husband, Osbjorn, in 1987; a brother, Elmer; and by a sister, Saima Creed.
The Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Home, Rib Lake, served the family.

Jeannette Messerschmidt Drunasky
Former Phillips resident Jeannette Messerschmidt Drunasky died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, in Bakersfield, California, at the age of 75.
Born July 23, 1923, in Monee, Illinois, to Isabella and Joseph Bruno, she spent her early life and schooling in the Chicago area and came to the Phillips area as a young lady, where she married Roy Messerschmidt. He predeceased her in 1976 and she married Lester Drunasky on June 29, 1978, in LaMont, California. He predeceased her in 1985.
The funeral service was held Wednesday, April 21, at the First Presbyterian Church in Phillips with Pastor William Cullen officiating. Interment was at St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Mrs. Messerschmidt Drunasky is survived by four sons: David (Crystal) Messerschmidt, Park Falls, and John, William (Stephanie) and Cody Messerschmidt, all of Bakersfield; four daughters: Delores (Mrs. Chester) Rhinehart, Chili; Linda Fischer, Eau Claire; Mary (Mrs. Joe) Lamothe, La Crosse; and Sonia Garman, Ventura, California; and by 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers, David and Victor, and by a sister, Sonia Ballas.
The Heindl Funeral Home, Phillips, was in charge of the arrangements.

Elizabeth Dunn
Lifelong Phillips resident Elaine Elizabeth Dunn died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at Flambeau Hospital in Park Falls at the age of 82.
Born June 10, 1916, in the Town of Elk to Sanford and Ona (Beason) Hill, she attended area schools and married Aubry Dunn on October 22, 1938, in Phillips. The couple owned and operated a dairy farm and logged in the Town of Elk and were caretakers for the Reptal family in Phillips for many years prior to their retirement. She was a member of the Phillips Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, the Harmony Homemakers and a former 4-H leader.
The funeral service was held Saturday, March 27, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses with Bernard Stewart officiating, with interment at Lakeside Cemetery.
Mrs. Dunn is survived by a brother, Elwin "Bud" (Lois), Phillips; three sisters, Marie Penneau and Leona Palmer, both of Phillips, and Cloe Birdeau, Fairfield, Montana; and by two great-nephews, Donald "Ray" (Lois) and Edward (Melody) Riley, both of Phillips, and a great-niece, Charlotte Ziemke, Catawba, whom the couple raised. She was predeceased by her husband, Aubry, on June 5, 1989, and by six brothers and four sisters.
The Heindl Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Clarence Lundeen
Clarence Fredolph Lundeen, Westboro, died Thursday, January 7, 1999, at the Rib Lake Health Care Center at the age of 91.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 24, at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Westboro with Reverend Jerome Godson officiating. Inurnment will be at Westboro Northside Cemetery.
The Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Home, Rib Lake, is serving the family.

Gordon Norberg
Gordon A. Norberg, Rib Lake, died Friday, April 2, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield at the age of 84.
Born February 7, 1915, in Waterbury, Connecticut, to Reverend Anton and Agda (Widen) Norberg, he attended elementary schools in Minneapolis and Chicago, graduated high school from North Park Academy in Chicago, North Park College in Chicago and from Northwestern University Technological Institute with a degree in engineering. In 1936 he invented the torque wrench and devised and applied the cost of living adjustment, COLA, universally applied to wage contracts, Social Security payments, etc. He married Charlotte Spegel on September 17, 1938, in Chicago, worked as a field representative and later director of field operations for A.C. Nielsen Co. Radio Index Division. He was director of research and marketing for Wade Advertising of Chicago from 1946-61, director of marketing research for D'Arcy Advertising, also of Chicago, from 1961-67 and was included in Who's Who for many years. The couple owned and operated the Pear Tree in Wilmette, Illinois, from 1967-72 and, in 1970 with another couple, established Brothers Two, Inc., moving to the Rib Lake area in 1974 and retiring in 1979. They served as sales consultants for their successor corporation, Tannery Lane Co., participating at trade shows throughout the US and retiring in 1993.
Mr. Norberg was a member of Woodland Community Church of Westboro, serving in various capacities; the Merrill Historical Society, past president and member of the Chicago Rock & Mineral Society, a member and past president of the board of the North Park College Alumni Association, past treasurer of the Illinois Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America, an honorary member in the journalism society, Pi Alpha Mu, by Northwestern University School of Journalism and a former member of the Winnetka Bible Church.
The memorial service has been tentatively set for Saturday, May 1, at 11 a.m. at Woodland Community Church in Westboro with Rev. A. Grant Brown officiating. Inurnment will be at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Westboro.
Mr. Norberg is survived by his wife, Charlotte; a son, Richard (Holly), Land of Lakes; a daughter, Charlotte (Mrs. Dana) Marcelius, Minnetonka, Minnesota; and by four grandchildren and a great-grandson. He was predeceased by a sister, Doris.
Memorials may be made to Woodland Community Church of North Park College Alumni Fund.
The Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Home, Rib Lake, is serving the family.

John Opresik
Former Phillips resident John James Opresik, Weippe, Idaho, died March 16, 1999, at Clearwater Valley Hospital at the age of 87.
Born September 2, 1911, in Windber, Pennsylvania, to John and Anna Opresik, the family moved to the Phillips area where he received his education. He traveled west on freight trains when the Depression started with thousands of others, including friends from the Phillips area, moving to Idaho in 1934 where he worked in the Austin Ridge Lookout, in the logging industry and for the United States Forest Service until retirement in 1976, still guiding in the fall. He married Rose Bringman on December 24, 1941, at Orofino, Idaho, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking and studying Indian history in his free time. He donated land for the Lewis and Clark Historical site on the Weippe Prairie.
Mr. Opresik is survived by his wife, Rose; three sons: Jim, Myrtle Creek, Oregon; Raymond, Orofino; and Lester, Weippe; a sister, Helen Howard, Shorewood; locally by two nieces, Eleanore Delach and Edith Hrad, and a nephew, Sam Opresik; and by many friends and classmates. He was predeceased by two infant sons and by two brothers, Sam and Joe.

Otto Paul
Phillips resident Otto Albert Paul died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at Flambeau Hospital in Park Falls at the age of 91.
Born December 1, 1907, in Valcers to Robert and Marie (Brehmer) Paul, he attended school in the Town of Hoard, then helped his parents on the family farm. He worked in construction and logging and, for 50 years, he and his brother, Ray, owned and operated Paul Brothers in Owen, retiring in 1978. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping in his younger days.
The funeral was held Wednesday, April 21, at the Maurina Funeral Home in Owen with Reverend Tom Myhre officiating. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery in Wi-thee. Pallbearers were Gary Hamm, James Larson, Richard Sorenson, Ron Hoffman, Roger Hargot and Keith Paul.
Mr. Paul is survived by three brothers, Arthur, Owen; Ray, Phillips; and Wilmer (Alice), Curtiss; and by a sister, Lila Edwards, Arpin. He was predeceased by two brothers, Norman and Elmer, and by a sister Lorraine Kurtzheim.
The Maurina Funeral Home, Owen, assisted the family. 

Emil Chrusciel
Phillips resident Emil Chrusciel died at his home on Thursday, April 22, 1999, at the age of 89.
Born in Poland August 8, 1909, to Joseph and Rose Chrusciel, he came to the US to Colorado with his family in 1911 and to the Town of Emery in 1918. He married Rose Koci on December 7, 1931, and operated a dairy farm in the Town of Worcester, worked as a milk hauler, at Tony's Implement in Phillips and served as maintenance manager for Park and Lake village apartments. He was a member of the ZCBJ Lodge and AARP.
Funeral services were held at the Heindl Funeral Home on Saturday, April 24, with Pastor Brad Soukup of the Cornerstone Community Church officiating.
Mr. Chrusciel is survived by his wife, Rose; two daughters, Dorothy (Mrs. James) Ziller, New Berlin, and Ginger Foster, Des Moines, Iowa; a son, Bud (Dianne), Minneapolis, Minnesota; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and by nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Joe, Gust and Louie, and by two sisters, Ann Rezny and Agnes Molovich.
The Heindl Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Gerald Krahl
Former Prentice resident Gerald E. "Jerry" Krahl, Town of Emery, died at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Phillips on Monday, April 26, 1999, at the age of 91.
Born August 27, 1907, in Prentice to Jacob and Anna Krahl, he operated a dairy farm, worked in the woods, was an electrician and was one of the first grader operators for the Town of Emery. A member of Saint John Lutheran Church, he served as a director of the Price County Telephone Company and of the Price Electric Co-op. In his free time he enjoyed dancing and fishing.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 29, at 11 a.m. at Saint John with Reverend Thomas Reiff officiating. Interment will be at the Emery Cemetery. Friends may call at the Heindl Funeral Home in Phillips after 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Mr. Krahl is survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Luella Vyskocil, and by three brothers, Jacob, Kenneth and Ervin.
The Heindl Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruth Larson
Former Phillips resident Ruth V. Larson, Stillwater, Minnesota, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at Greeley Healthcare Center in Stillwater after an extended illness at age 83.
Born April 10, 1916, in Phillips to George and Minnie (Johnson) Kreiling, she was well known in the community for her service at the Grand Café and at St. Croix Rexall Drug where she was affectionately known as Ruthie Rexall.
Mrs. Larson is survived by two daughters, Dianne (Mrs. George) Black, Bayport, and Arlene (Mrs. Earl) Benson, Stillwater; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother, Stanley (Marge), Cheyenne, Wyoming; and by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred, and by four brothers, Harold, Clifford, Dan and Jack.

Alice Metsala
Lifelong Brantwood resident Alice Mae Metsala died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at Pleasant View Nursing Home at the age of 90.
Born January 27, 1909, in Brantwood to Erick and Selma Simola, she married Charles Metsala in Chicago, Illinois, on June 21, 1938. The couple operated the Brantwood Co-op Service Station, later purchasing a dairy farm in 1949, from which they retired in 1975. She enjoyed visiting relatives and friends.
The funeral was held Monday, April 26, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Prentice with Reverend Peter Sestak and Reverend Duane Jalas officiating. Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery, Tomahawk.
Mrs. Metsala is survived by a son, Jim (Kathleen), Vienna, Virginia; a brother, Sulo, Woodruff; and by a grandson. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles, in 1986.
The Krueger & Sons Funeral Home, Inc., Tomahawk, was in charge of the arrangements.

Marlitt "Red" Purdum
Former Kennan resident Marlitt D. "Red" Purdum, Middleville, Michigan, died Saturday, April 10, 1999, at Pennock Hospital at the age of 66.
Born March 3, 1933, in Kennan to Wilbur and Beryl (Funk) Purdum, he was raised and schooled in the area before moving to Michigan in the 1960s. He worked as an automobile body repairman most of his adult life in the Yankee Springs, Hastings, Lowell and Middleville, Michigan, areas, and was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose.
Mr. Purdum is survived by four daughters: Melody Farwell, Merrill; Stephanie (Mrs. Harry) Hutchinson, Lowell; Melissa (Mrs. Tony) Taft, Belding; and Yvonne (Mrs. Marty) Gray, Saranac; a son, Guy (Brenda), Ionia; eight grandchildren; his mother, Beryl, Hastings; four brothers: Sam, Zephyrhills, Florida; Wilbur, Moline; Charles, Hastings; and Harvey, New Braunsfels, Texas; two sisters, Bonnie Heizler, Phillips, and Phyllis Peters, Lansing; and by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Wilbur; a daughter, Debbie; and by a brother, Fred.

Bernice Gralow
Park Falls resident Bernice Gralow died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at Our Home K-Care in Lac du Flambeau at the age of 79.
Born July 11, 1919, in Milwaukee to Alfred and Ottlie (Reiniger) Zernia, she spent her early life in that area, graduated from Mt. Sinai School of Nursing and received degrees from other related schools. A nurse and former owner of 6 Mile Resort, she married William Gralow on November 14, 1964, and the couple retired in Park Falls in 1977.
A memorial service will be held Satur-day, May 15, at 10 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Park Falls.
Mrs. Gralow is survived by a daughter, Kay Michalski, Park Falls; two sons, Robert (Patricia) Schulz, Hartford, and Karl Hubert, Milwaukee; a stepson, John (Edith) Gralow, Manhattan, Kansas; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and by other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, William.

Harry Johnson
Former Ogema resident Harry Gilbert Johnson, Orange Park, Florida, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Orange Park Medical Center at the age of 89.
Born August 31, 1909, in Ogema to Victor and Amanda Anders Johnson, he married Irene Dahly in Chicago, Illinois, on June 26, 1937. He was employed in the maintenance area of several large corporations in the Chicago and McHenry/Wonder Lake areas of Illinois, retiring from Brake Parts of McHenry. He was a member of Nativity Lutheran Church in Wonder Lake and an avid bowler and craftsman.
A memorial service was held May 10 at Nativity Lutheran Church in Wonder Lake.
Mr. Johnson is survived by three daughters: Barbara (Mrs. R. Dean) Snyder, Houston, Texas; Karen (Mrs. Ernie) Koenig, Chicago; and Judith (Mrs. Henry) Sickinger, Englewood, Colorado; a son, Warren (Ruth), Orange Park; six grandchildren; and by two brothers, Emmett (June), Dadeville, Alabama, and Melvin (Dorothy), Lindenhurst, Illinois. He was predeceased by his wife, Irene, on August 25, 1995; a brother, Lawrence; and by four sisters, Jenny Luedke, Mae Ekstrom, Evelyn Nelson and Ellen Bogart.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials made to hospice.

Judith Krause
Former Catawba resident Judith Lynn Krause, Arpin, died April 17, 1999, at the Bethel Center at the age of 54.
Born March 1, 1945, in West Bend to Harold and Elaine (Moudry) Krause, she attended grade school in Kohlsville and graduated from Kewaskum High School. She was married to Roger Gutjahr in West Bend and later divorced, and loved being with people, country western music, embroidery work and word searches.
Funeral services were held at Christ Lutheran Church in Marshfield with Reverend Mark Krueger officiating. Burial was at Washington Memorial Park Cemetery, West Bend.
Ms. Krause is survived by her parents, Harold and Elaine Krause, Arpin; her stepdaughter, Tracy Ellingston, Milwaukee; two brothers, James (Kathy), Owen, and David (Kris) Catawba; and by a sister, Lori (Mrs. Kevin) Fredrick, Marshfield. She was predeceased by a brother, Denis, in 1975, and by her maternal and paternal grandparents.

Leo Manthey
Leo Albert Manthey, Town of Elk, died at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Phillips on Thursday, April 29, 1999, at the age of 65.
Born in Prentice on June 8, 1933, to Albert and Clara Manthey, he attended school in Prentice and graduated from St. Mary's College in Winona, Minnesota. A US Army veteran from 1954-56, he married Joan Stack at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Stratford on November 22, 1962, and was employed by the Price County Social Services Department as a caseworker, retiring in 1988. He was a member of Our Lady of the North Catholic Parish and the Knights of Columbus Council 2963.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 4, at St. Patrick's Church with Father Clement Sobr celebrating the funeral mass. Interment was at St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Mr. Manthey is survived by his wife, Joan; three children: Dr. Joseph (Dr. Kim Ward), Richmond, Virginia; Jane (Mrs. Bob) Kamrath, Cameron; and Kevin, Mesa, Arizona; two grandchildren; and by six brothers and sisters: Sister Ann Manthey OSF, Superior; Mary (Mrs. Clarence) Powers, Prentice; Cecelia (Mrs. Robert) Vytlacil, Hudson; Gabriel (Veronica), West Palm Beach, Florida; Xavier (Dianne), Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Aurelia (Mrs. Jeff) Poythress, St. Michael, Minnesota. He was predeceased by his parents and by an infant sister, Julianna.
The Heindl Funeral Home, Phillips, was in charge of the arrangements.

Alfred Pohle
Longtime Park Falls resident Alfred J. Pohle died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at Park Manor Nursing Home at the age of 87.
Born March 14, 1912, in Medford to Ollie and Katrina (Domine) Pohle, he spent his early life and schooling there and married Lucille White in Park Falls on February 17, 1934. He was employed in the shipyard in Superior, Hines Lumber in Park Falls, then at the Flambeau Mill in Park Falls, retiring in 1975.
The funeral was held Monday, May 3, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Park Falls with Fr. Al Ebach officiating. Burial followed at Nola Cemetery, Park Falls.
Mr. Pohle is survived by a son, Donald, Phillips; a daughter, Judy (Mrs. Fred) Lenzen, Park Falls; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters: Helen Hoffman, Medford; Matilda (Mrs. Howard) Jawson, Milwaukee; and Lillian Menos, Appleton; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Lucille, in 1976; a son, Thomas; a daughter-in-law, Jean; a brother, Charles; and by a sister, Ann.
The Novitzke Funeral Home, Park Falls, handled the arrangements.

Charles Rankin
Former Phillips resident Charles W. Rankin Sr., Delavan, died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at his home at the age of 86.
Born December 24, 1912, in Topeka, Kansas, to William and Nellie (Shellhammer) Rankin, he graduated from Loyal High School, where he lived before moving to Waukesha, then to Phillips, then to Delavan. He married Inez Klein on November 30, 1938, in Loyal, and worked as a welder for Harnishfeger in Milwaukee, retiring in 1976. A member of the Masonic Lodge in Waukesha, he owned the Waukesha Archery Center and was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed archery and camping.
No services were held. Memorials may be directed to the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society.
Mr. Rankin is survived by a son, Charles "Bill" (Kathy) Jr., Waukesha; six grandchildren; a cousin, Marie Farrell, Waukesha; and by two nieces and a nephew. He was predeceased by his wife, Inez, on March 28, 1962, and by a daughter, Sharon Evans.

John Szwec
Phillips resident John Victor Szwec, 35, died Thursday, April 29, 1999, in Gays Mills as the result of an accident.
Born November 29, 1963, in Jefferson County to Witalig and Shirley (Grossman) Szwec, he spent his early life there, graduating from Jefferson High School. He married Shannon Knaack on June 12, 1993, in Madison, and received a degree in electronics from MATC in Madison, and a second degree in supervisory management. Employed at Marquip in Madison, then Marquip in Phillips, he was a member of Saint John Lutheran Church here and was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, outdoor activities, and was active in the men's golf leagues in Phillips and Prentice and the area volleyball league.
The funeral was held Monday, May 3, at Saint John with Reverend Thomas Reiff officiating. Interment was at St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Mr. Szwec is survived by his wife, Shannon; two sons, John Thomas, "J.T.," and Lucas William; his parents, Witalig and Shirley Szwec, Jefferson; three sisters, Terri (special friend Keven) Szwec, Cambridge; Bonnie (Mrs. Mike) Julson, Briggsville; and Laurie (Mrs. Steve) Lawson, Johnson Creek; three brothers, Robert, Jefferson, and twin brothers Jim and Joe, Johnson Creek; his in-laws, William and Patricia Knaack, Phillips; two brothers-in-law, Charles (Juli Anna) Knaack, Prentice, and William Knaack Jr., Platteville; and by a sister-in-law, Jodi Knaack, Green Bay. He was predeceased by a brother, Tom.
The Heindl Funeral Home, Phillips, was in charge of the arrangements.

Vivian Dobschuetz-Siok
Former Phillips resident Vivian Dobschuetz-Siok, Prentice, died Saturday, May 1, 1999, at Memorial Hospital of Taylor County in Medford at the age of 77.
Born May 30, 1921, in Omaha, Nebras-ka, to Bennett and Helen (Martin) Combs, her early life and schooling were in Milwaukee where she graduated from Horace Mann. She married Thomas Dobschuetz in Phillips on September 1, 1940, and managed Crown Shoes, owned and operated a small restaurant and worked at Triangle Drugs, all in Milwaukee, until her retirement. She was a member of the Phillips AARP.
A graveside service was held Saturday, May 8, at Lakeside Cemetery.
Mrs. Dobschuetz-Siok is survived by a son, Jerry (Gale), Muskego; two daughters, Bonnie (Mrs. Jim) Farina, Milwaukee, and Sandra Kerwin, Phillips; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; her father, Bennett, Chattanooga, Tennessee; two brothers, Buddy (Ernestine), St. Louis, Missouri, and Donald (JoAnne), Nashville, Tennessee; two sisters, Dorothy Purdee, Texas, and Shirley (Mrs. Bernie) Todd, Orem, Utah; and by many friends. She was predeceased by her mother, Helen; her first husband, Thomas; her second husband, Walter; a brother, Richard; a sister, Geraldine Combs; a son-in-law, Gerald Kerwin; a brother-in-law, George Purdee; and by her best friend, Lucy McCullough.

Ernfred Kroon
Former Ogema resident Ernfred Laverne Kroon, Rice Lake, died Saturday, May 1, 1999, at the Rice Lake Convalescent Center at the age of 84.
Born January 14, 1915, to John and Anna (Anderson) Kroon in Paxton, Illinois, he married Elizabeth Samson in Chicago, Illinois, on September 27, 1941. The couple farmed in Ogema until 1947 when they moved to Shawano where he worked as a technician for Badger Breeders, now known as 21st Century Genetics. After the death of his wife, he later married Crystal Crooks on February 1, 1964, in Shawano, retiring in 1975 and moving to Rice Lake in 1979. A member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rice Lake, he enjoyed hunting and fishing in his free time.
A memorial mass was held Wednesday, May 5, at St. Joseph with Father Kevin Gordon officiating. Cremains were inurned at Sacred Hearth Catholic Cemetery, Shawano.
Mr. Kroon is survived by a daughter, Kathleen (Mrs. Warren) Kraus, Shreveport, Louisiana; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a stepdaughter, Lucille (Mrs. Gary) Below, Rice Lake; four step- grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; and by a sister, Esther DeYoung, Shreveport. He was predeceased by his second wife, Crystal, in June 1997; an infant daughter, Phyllis; and by brothers and sisters.

Rudolph Luedke
Former Ogema resident Rudolph "Pete" Luedke died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, at Terrace at St. Francis Nursing Home in Milwaukee at the age of 74.
Born September 28, 1924, in Ogema to Frederick and Nancy (Hudson) Luedke, he farmed in the Ogema and Prentice areas and logged in the Park Falls area before retiring to Oak Creek in 1991 to be near his family.
The funeral was held Friday, May 7, at Molthen Bell and Sons Funeral Home in South Milwaukee. Interment was at Hillside Cemetery in Ogema May 8.
Mr. Luedke is survived by seven children: Patricia, Judy Migacz, Otto Sr. (Wendy) and William, all of Milwaukee; Frederick (Darlene), Oak Creek; Robert (fiancé Debra Brown), Port Washington; and Nancy (Mrs. John) Schwartz, Lakeland, Florida; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; a brother, August, Chandler, Arizona; and by a sister, Eleanor Luedke, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was predeceased by two sons, Edward and Wayne.

Lloyd Slack
Kennan resident Lloyd Slack died at Rusk County Memorial Hospital in Ladysmith on Sunday, May 9, 1999, at the age of 78.
He was born in Gagen on January 10, 1921, and married Elizabeth Harding in Sturgeon Bay on January 21, 1953.
Funeral services are pending at the Heindl Funeral Home; please call for details.

Bonnie Westergren
Former Phillips resident Bonnie K. Westergren, Darien, Illinois, died at her home on Tuesday, May 4, 1999, at the age of 55.
Born June 18, 1943, in Waukegan, Illinois, to Raymond and Norma Wester-gren, she worked most of her adult life as a legal secretary.
The funeral service was held Friday, May 7, at the Elliston Funeral Home in Hinsdale, Illinois.
Mrs. Westergren is survived by three children, Philip, Mark and Carol Jo; five grandchildren; two sisters, Janice Manaugh and Sharon (Mrs. Peter) Spies; a special companion, Steve Burns; and by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Raymond, and her stepfather, Tom Turnbull.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.

Marlene Glenn
Former Catawba resident Marlene E. Glenn, Holcombe, died Monday, May 10, 1999, at her home at the age of 64.
Born August 18, 1934, in Dana, Iowa, to Floyd and Hannah (Lass) Robinson, the family moved to Glen Flora where she graduated from Glen Flora High School. Married to Lee Glenn on November 15, 1952, in Ladysmith, the couple resided in Superior and Catawba before moving to Holcombe where she was a member of the Holcombe United Methodist Church and its women's group.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 14, at the United Methodist Church with Reverend Don Drollinger officiating. Burial was at Holcombe Cemetery.
Mrs. Glenn is survived by her husband, Lee; two daughters, Marla Sislo, Winter Spring, Florida, and Sharlee Glenn, Sanford, Florida; a son, Michael (Jean), Superior; a sister, Vanita Dietlein, Sheldon; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and by nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and by two brothers, Lowell and Darwin.

Margaret Janousek
Former Phillips, Quinnesec and Iron Mountain, Michigan, resident Margaret H. Janousek died Thursday, April 22, 1999, at Freeman's Convalescent Home in Kingsford, Michigan, at the age of 95.
Born February 5, 1904, in Phillips to Anton and Elizabeth (Betz) Seitz, she married Matt Janousek on November 7, 1922, in Phillips. A member of St. Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Iron Mountain, she was employed at Pancheri's IGA in Quinnesec for 12 years and enjoyed spending time with her family, card playing, cooking and crocheting.
The funeral was held Tuesday, April 27, at St. Mary and St. Joseph with Father Daniel Zaloga officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons Scott and Tom Flaminio, Matt and Mark Janousek and Tim and Ron Shattuck. Burial was at Cemetery Park, Iron Mountain.
Mr. Janousek is survived by two sons, Edward (Marian), Iola, and Ronald (Marge), Iron Mountain; three daughters: Adele Shattuck, Menomonee Falls; Joyce (Mrs. John) Fryklund, Homewood, Illinois; and Marian (Mrs. Larry) Flaminio, Iron Mountain; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and by two nieces and a nephew. She was predeceased by her husband, Matt; a daughter, Kathleen Lyda; a grandson, Ran-dy Shattuck; and by two sisters and a brother.

Wilfred Peloquin
Wilfred A. Peloquin, St. Paul, Minnesota, and Connors Lake, died April 24, 1999, at the age of 81.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Rose of Lima Church in Roseville, Minnesota. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Mr. Peloquin is survived by his wife, Patricia; five children, John (Lisa), Peggy (Chris) Hart, Patty (Jim) Behreubrinker, Betsy (Ward) Jankus and Steven (Caroline); six grandchildren; and two sisters, Emma Ehlke and Judy Lee.

Richard P. Rivard
Richard Pierre Rivard, 84, of Glenwood City died at the Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas, on Friday, May 7, 1999.
Mr. Rivard was born in Turtle Lake on February 23, 1915 to Rose Alma (DuBois) and Louis Honore Rivard. He graduated from Turtle Lake High School in 1933, served his country as a World War II combat infantryman in Europe, and graduated from Marquette University Law School in 1947, before settling with his family in Glenwood City. He spent 50 years as a practicing attorney in Glenwood City, also serving as St. Croix County district attorney and St. Croix County circuit court commissioner.
Mr. Rivard was a member of St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Glenwood City, was a member of the church choir, served on the Superior Diocese school board and deaconate board, and was a charter member of the local chapter of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a 50-year member of the Currey-Ainsworth Post #168 American Legion in Glenwood City.
He was predeceased by his mother and father, a brother, Louis Laurin, a sister, Louise (Laurin) Smith, and two sons, Thomas and Peter.
Mr. Rivard is survived by his wife, Mary (Severance); two brothers, John Rivard (Jean) of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, and Raymond Rivard of Phoenix, Arizona; seven children including, Richard Andre, Glenwood City; Roland (Maryanne Oyas), Madison; Michelle Heiting (William), Stillwater, Minnesota; Louis (Jill), River Falls; Francis (Judy), Menomonie; Georgianna Rivard-Bravo (Boris), Storrs, Connecticut; and Raymond (Lorraine Hoster), Phillips; foster daughter Beverly Bosinske Finn (Gene), Sycamore, Illinois; 19 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial Mass will be heard at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, preceded by visitation at 9 a.m. The Mass and visitation will be at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Glenwood City. A graveside ceremony will be held at the Catholic cemetery following the Mass.

Lloyd Slack
Kennan resident Lloyd Slack died at Rusk County Memorial Hospital in Ladysmith on Sunday, May 9, 1999, at the age of 78.
He was born in Gagen on January 10, 1921, and married Elizabeth Harding in Sturgeon Bay on January 21, 1953.
Funeral services are pending at the Heindl Funeral Home; please call for details.


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