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Emily Lingen
Emily Susan Lingen, St. Paul, Minnesota, died unexpectedly on May 16, 1999, at the age of 20.
A celebration of Emily's life was held Saturday, May 22, at the Cremation Society of Minnesota in Minneapolis, with private interment.
Ms. Lingen is survived by her parents, Gary and Linda Lingen, St. Paul; her grandparents, Minda Pitt, Eau Claire, and Robert and Helen Lingen, Medford; aunts and uncles, including Kenneth and Susan Lingen, Medford; and by other relatives and friends.

Brian Moen
Phillips resident Brian K. Moen died Monday, May 17, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield at the age of 34.
Born August 5, 1964, in Wisconsin Rapids to Kenneth and Carol (Lord) Moen, he married Tina Neyens on August 24, 1996, in Wisconsin Rapids.
Services were held Friday, May 21, at Taylor Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids with Reverend William Menzel officiating. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery, Wisconsin Rapids.
Mr. Moen is survived by his wife, Tina, Wisconsin Rapids; his mother, Carol Moen, Phillips; his grandparents, Ruth Moen, Marshfield, and Ervin and Florence Lord, Phillips; a brother, Scott (Kim), Wisconsin Rapids; and by two sisters, Susan (Mrs. Robert) Peckham, Wisconsin Rapids, and Tina (Brian Herlache) Moen, Shawano. He was predeceased by his father, Kenneth; his grandfather, Magnus Moen; and by two brothers, Kenneth Jr. and Harold.

Magdalena Patzer
Former Prentice and Tomahawk resident Magdalena Patzer, Ogema, died Monday, May 17, 1999, at the Blomberg residence under Hope Hospice care at the age of 80.
Born August 26, 1918, in Augsburg Bavaria, Germany, to Richard and Maria (Staudinger) Gottschalt, she married Martin Erdle Sr. there in 1941. She came to the US to the Prentice area in 1957 and married Alfred Denzine in 1958. The couple lived in Prentice until 1965 when she moved to Milwaukee and married Arnold Patzer in 1967. The couple lived there until retirement in 1982 when they moved to the Tom-ahawk area.
A memorial service was held Thursday, May 20, at the Heindl Funeral Home in Prentice with Reverend Edwin Blomberg officiating.
Mrs. Patzer is survived by a son, Martin Erdle Jr. (Carol), Prentice; a granddaughter, Heidi (Mrs. Jay) Halmstad, Catawba; a great-grandson, Brad Allan Halmstad; and by a sister, Berta (Mrs. Willie) Langegger, Germany. She was predeceased by her husband, Arnold.

Leo Simones
Leo P. Simones, Prescott, died Saturday, May 22, 1999, at Regina Medical Center in Hastings at the age of 73.
Born April 5, 1926, in La Crosse to Dr. V. Leo and Rose (Whitby) Simones, he served in the US Navy from 1944-46 and owned and operated Leo's Landing Marina in Prescott from 1976-85. Married to Kathleen Sand, he loved his family, his wife, his dogs, Rush Limbaugh and the Republican Party.
Mass of Christian burial was held Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Prescott with interment at the Catholic Cemetery in La Crosse.
Mr. Simones is survived by his wife, Kathleen; five sons: Chip, Patrick and Joe, all of Prescott; C.J. (Kimberly), Farmington, Minnesota; and Ben, Anapolis, Maryland; and by three grandchildren. He was predeceased by four brothers, Thomas, Joe, John and Fred, and by a sister, Mary Desmond.

Louisa Stibs
Prentice resident Louisa Irene Stibs died at her home on Wednesday, May 19, 1999, at the age of 96.
Born in Phillips December 18, 1902, to Frederick and Bertha Mayer, she worked in Milwaukee and Chicago as a young lady and married Lawrence Stibs in Bessemer, Michigan, on January 25, 1928. The couple lived in Phillips for a year before moving to Prentice where they operated a dairy farm. A member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Prentice and its ladies aid, she enjoyed baking, tatting, crocheting, singing and cookbooks.
The funeral was held Saturday, May 22, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Reverend Duane Jalas officiating. Interment was at Prentice Cemetery.
Mrs. Stibs is survived by three children, Addison, Prentice; Adeline (Mrs. Jim) Batten, Luxemburg; and Bertha (Mrs. Harold) Baker, Kennan; 10 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and by a sister Bertha Berka, Milwaukee. She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence, on September 30, 1975; two brothers, Albert and Frederick; and by a sister, Pauline Mayer.
The Heindl Funeral Home, Prentice, was in charge of the arrangements.

William Swanson
Phillips resident William L. Swanson died at Pleasant View Nursing Home on Wednesday, May 19, 1999, at the age of 93.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, on June 11, 1905, to Victor and Louise Swanson, he married Iona P. Peters in Chicago on April 15, 1927. The couple moved to Phillips in 1954 where they owned and operated Swanson's Mileage Center until 1970, then the Sears Catalog Store until retirement. A member of the Phillips Area Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club, Mr. Swanson was also one of the founders of Pleasant View Nursing Home.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 22, at the Heindl Funeral Home with Reverend Avon Raczkowski of the United Methodist Church officiating. Interment was at Lakeside Cemetery.
Mr. Swanson is survived by five sons: William Jr. (Lois), Villa Park, Illinois; Ronald (Janice), Danville, Colorado; Albert (Jean), Duluth, Minnesota; Gordon (Yvonne), Brownsville, Texas; and Donald (Tami), Syracuse, New York; three daughters: Shirley (Mrs. Roy) Person and Joan (Mrs. James) Denzine, both of Thorp, and June (Mrs. Larry) Holmes, Jonesboro, Georgia; and by 33 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Iona, on September 19, 1995; two brothers, Swen and Meyer; and by a grandson, David.
The Heindl Funeral Home, Phillips, was in charge of the arrangements.

Andrew Gago
Phillips resident Andrew L. Gago died Tuesday, June 1, 1999, at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Phillips at the age of 77.
The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 4, at Our Lady of the North Church St. Mary's Building with Fr. Clement Sobr officiating. Interment will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Friends may call after 5 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at the Heindl Funeral Home where a parish wake service will be held at 7 p.m.
A complete obituary will be published next week.

Daisy Hanson
Brantwood resident Daisy Dorothy Hanson died Saturday, May 29, 1999, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Tomahawk at the age of 84.
Born June 14, 1914, in Jacobsen, Minnesota, to Harry and May (Vanstenberg) Riggs, she attended school in Minnesota and married James F. Hanson in Jacobsen on September 3, 1935. The couple moved from a farm in Pallisade, Minnesota, to Brantwood in 1951 where they farmed until retiring in 1977. A member of the Spirit United Methodist Church and the Spirit Homemakers, she enjoyed gardening in her free time.
The funeral was held Wednesday, June 2, at the Spirit United Methodist Church with Reverend Judie Jacobson officiating. Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery, Spirit. Pallbearers were David Hanson, Kathy Hamlin, Mark Hanson, Jacqui Hanson-Hietala, James Hanson, Russell Hanson and Misty Obgartel.
Mrs. Hanson is survived by three sons: Earl (Sandy) and James (Betty), both of Tomahawk, and Kenneth (Vicki), Prentice; two brothers, Earl (Hazel), Duluth, Minnesota, and Dan (Marlys), Bagley, Minnesota; a sister, Esther Dengerud, Superior; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, James, in 1994; a brother, Art; and by two sisters, Martha Scott and Lucy Frye.
The Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Home, Rib Lake, served the family.

Leon Schroeder
Fifield resident Leon James "Lee" Schroeder died Tuesday, May 25, 1999, at Petersen Rehabilitation Center in Rhine-lander at the age of 78.
Born March 28, 1921, to William and Matie (Knight) in the Town of Rolling, Langlade County, he graduated from Antigo High School in 1939 and from the UW-Madison in 1949 with a BBA in business and finance. He was employed at the First National Bank of Monroe from 1949-66, was vice president of the State Bank of Hartland from 1967-69 and organized the Hartland National Bank in 1970 where he served as president until 1974. He was also a bombardier pilot in the Army Air Corps in the European Theater from 1943-45, discharged as a captain, and in the Army Air Reserve from 1945-55. He married Emily Zellmer in 1945 in Birmingham, Alabama, and she predeceased him in 1970. He married Patricia McConnell in 1971 and the couple owned and operated the Valley Hotel in Park Falls from 1975 to retirement in 1980. He was active in the Price County Historical Society, serving as treasurer from 1980-98, and curator of the Old Town Hall Museum. A Mason and president of the Monroe Lions Club, he served as president of the Capital City Conference, NABAC, in 1955 and the Green County Bankers Association.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 5, at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Park Falls at 2 p.m.
Mr. Schroeder is survived by his wife, Patricia; three daughters: Laura (Mrs. Mike) Brandt, Golden, Colorado; Jane, Livingston; and Sue, Alexandria, Virginia; a brother, Harold, Florence; a granddaughter; and by nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Arthur, Russell and Donald, and by a sister, Dorothy.

Loretta Beijer
Phillips resident Loretta Anna Beijer died at Pleasant View Nursing Home on Monday, June 7, 1999, at the age of 83.
Born in Milwaukee September 8, 1915, to Robert and August Janke, she married Albin Beijer there on September 19, 1936. She was employed as a secretary in the public relations industry until retirement in 1970 when she moved to Price County. A member of Saint John Lutheran Church and a Sunday school teacher, she also belonged to the Rhinelander Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Journalism Society.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 14, at 11 a.m. at Saint John with Reverend Thomas Reiff officiating. Interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery, Phillips. Friends may call at the church Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.
Mrs. Beijer is survived by a daughter, Dorothy (Mrs. Ronald) Koerner, Milwaukee; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and by a great-great-grandson. She was predeceased by her husband, Albin, on September 18, 1995, and by a brother and a sister.
The Heindl Funeral Home, Phillips, is in charge of the arrangements.

Andrew Gago
Town of Flambeau resident Andrew "Andy" Louis Gago Jr. died Tuesday, June 1, 1999, at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Phillips at the age of 77.
Born October 2, 1921, in Phillips to Andrew Sr. and Agnes (Began) Gago, he was a lifelong Phillips resident, graduating from Phillips High School, Class of 1941. He served in the US Army from 1942-45 in the European Theater of Action in England, France and Germany and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Married to Mary Tadin on August 24, 1946, in Phillips, he was a dairy farmer and logger and worked at Flambeau Feed Mill, then at Omark Industries in Prentice as a welder for over 20 years prior to retirement.
The funeral was held Friday, June 4, at Our Lady of the North Catholic Church St. Mary's Building with Father Clement Sobr officiating. Interment was at St. Patrick's Cemetery with Military Honors by the Frank and Michael Baran VFW Post 122, Phillips.
Mr. Gago is survived by his wife, Mary; three daughters: Diane (Mrs. Ron) Tingo, Phillips; Kathleen Gago, Zimmerman, Minnesota; and Cynthia Gago, Cheyenne, Wyoming; five sons: Darrell (Diane), Tony; Larry, Turtle Lake; Robert (Mary), Oshkosh; and Mike (Barb) and Tony (Vicki), both of Phillips; 24 grandchildren; and by five sisters: Ellie Koslowski, Mary Weinzinger and Anne (Mrs. Leonard) Mancl, all of Phillips; Bernice (Mrs. Bill) Brockdorf, West Bend; and Mildred (Mrs. Bob) Kurtz, Madison. He was predeceased by two brothers, Rudy and Albert.
The Heindl Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Lempi Niemi
Ogema resident Lempi Maria Niemi died at the Rib Lake Health Care Center on Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at the age of 93.
Born December 7, 1905, in Bessemer, Michigan, to Victor and Elin (Hopponen) Muhonen, she moved to Ogema as a young girl and attended the Leavitt Creek Graded School. She married Mauno Niemi on May 28, 1925, at St. Marx Lutheran Church in the Town of Hill. The couple operated a dairy farm and she enjoyed making Christmas wreaths and taking care of stray cats. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Prentice, its choir and its ladies aid.
The funeral was held Saturday, June 5, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Reverend Duane Jalas officiating. Burial was at Leavitt Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Alan Kloehn, Melvin Heinlein, Dale Niemi, Alan Niemi, Roger Bergman, Marvin Arkola and honorary bearer Randy Miller.
Mrs. Niemi is survived by three daughters: Mildred (Mrs. William) Rudolph, Cayuga; Lillian Miller, Oshkosh; and Kathleen (Mrs. John) Kloehn, Minocqua; and by four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Mauno, on June 2, 1991; a grandson, William Rudolph Jr.; two brothers, Waino and William; three sisters, Hilda Heinlein, Sylvia Mickel and Lila Holmes; and by a son-in-law, James Miller.
The Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Home, Rib Lake, served the family.

Wilbert Salonen
Former Brantwood resident Wilbert T. Salonen, Trevor, died Saturday, June 5, 1999, at the VA Medical Center in North Chicago, Illinois, at the age of 79.
Born July 15, 1919, in Brantwood to Toivo and Hilma (Hendricksen) Salonen, he served in the US Army and worked as a carpenter. Married to Viola Tupanen in Chicago on April 3, 1943, he belonged to the Schultz-Hahn American Legion Post 293 of Silver Lake and of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 525 of Antioch, Illinois, and was a life member of the Carpenters Union Local 58 in Chicago.
The funeral was held Wednesday, June 9, at the Strang Funeral Home in Antioch, with private interment at Liberty Cemetery, Trevor.
Mr. Salonen is survived by his wife, Viola; a son, Wayne (Ginetta), Antioch; two granddaughters; two sisters, Lily Keith, Burlington, and Violet Dellneck, Chicago; and by four nieces, two grand-nieces and a grandnephew.

Celia Webster
Celia A. Webster, 106, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 1999, at Tendercare/ Alpena, Michigan.
Born April 27, 1893, to William Hoskins and Martha Belle (Warbrittion) Hoskins. She married Eli Webster on March 16, 1912, in Glennie, Michigan, and enjoyed reweaving clothes for many year.
Mrs. Webster is survived by two daughters, Irene M. (Mrs. Herman) Bartz, Alpena, and Doris (Mrs. William) Piper, La-chine, Michigan; a son James (Fydelis), Alpena; 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Eli, on June 7, 1969; three sons, Lovell, Howard and John; two grandchildren, Donald Brilinski and Randy J. Webster; and by four brothers, William and Monroe Hoskins and Lee and Arthur Haskins.

Alvin Gilge
Phillips resident Alvin R. Gilge died Friday, July 9, 1999, at the age of 73.
Born November 1, 1925, in Rib Lake to Julius and Martha Gilge, he married Mary Zemanovic on May 2, 1953. The couple owned businesses in the area for many years.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 31, at Our Lady of the North Catholic Church, St. Mary's Building, with Father Clement Sobr officiating. Inurnment will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Mr. Gilge is survived by three daughters: Joanne (Mrs. Ken) Neu, Hubertus; Kathy Barlament, Apple Valley, Minnesota; and Linda (Mrs. Mark) Mangin, Whitelaw; a son, Allen (Sandy), Neenah; nine grandchildren; three brothers, Elmer (Ester), Rib Lake, and Hugo (Eva) and Walter, both of Phillips; and by a sister, Bernice (Mrs. Conrad) Roder, Rib Lake. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary.

Elaine Krause
Former Catawba resident Elaine M. Krause, Arpin, died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield at the age of 79.
Born February 16, 1920, in Milwaukee to Frank and Gertrude Moudry, she graduated from Milwaukee schools and worked as a beautician there until her marriage to Harold Krause on March 4, 1944, in Milwaukee. The couple farmed in West Bend, where she worked at Amity Leather, then moved to Spencer in 1967, farming and working at Weinbrenner Shoe Factory. They lived in Catawba from 1978-86 before retiring to Arpin.
The funeral was held Friday, July 9, at Hansen Funeral Chapel with Reverend Daryn Bahn of Christ Lutheran Church officiating. Burial was at Washington Memorial Park, West Bend.
Mrs. Krause is survived by her husband, Harold; a daughter, Lori (Mrs. Kevin) Fredrick, Marshfield; two sons, James (Kathy), Owen, and David (Kristine), Catawba; and by nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Denis, in 1975, and a daughter, Judith Krause, on April 17, 1999.

James Vasa
Town of Elk resident James Joseph Vasa died Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Phillips at the age of 59.
Born April 23, 1940, in Phillips to James and Anna (Obeyus) Vasa, he graduated from Philips High School, Class of 1958, and worked as a milk hauler, operated the city dray line in Phillips and then was employed as an over-the-road truck driver for several companies, currently with Northland Express of Phillips. A member of the National Guard, he married Paula Lotz on April 25, 1959, in Phillips, and en-joyed the outdoors in his free time, especially hunting.
The funeral service was held Friday, July 9, at the Heindl Funeral Home with Pastor William Cullen officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in Phillips.
Mr. Vasa is survived by his wife, Paula; five sons: William (Aleis),Carpentersville, Illinois; James (Charlene), Ogema; Patrick (Cara) and Bradley, both of the Town of Elk; and Todd, Prairie du Chien; a daughter, Jessica (Mrs. Gary) Kleinhans, Prentice; and by 13 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents and by a brother, William.
The Heindl Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Albert Zubcack
Longtime Town of Elk resident Albert Zubcack died Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield at the age of 79.
Born September 16, 1919, in North Prairie to Joseph and Ida (Schmidt) Zubcack, he moved with his family to the Town of Elk as a child and graduated from Phillips High School, Class of 1936. He owned and operated a dairy farm in Elk for many years prior to retirement when he purchased and developed land in the area. An avid outdoorsman and protector of wildlife as well as of the environment, he was mechanically inclined and enjoyed doing repair work in his free time.
A private family service was held Saturday, July 10, at the Heindl Funeral Home in Phillips with Father Gerald Hagen officiating. Interment was at St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Mr. Zubcack is survived by a brother, John, Phillips, and by three sisters, Helen Jensen and Kathryn Heizler, both of Phillips, and Doris DeYoung, Sheboygan.
The Heindl Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Raymond Bushman
Raymond J. Bushman, Kennan, died July 19, 1999, at his home at the age of 83.
Born on March 23, 1916, in Kennan to George and Petrinella (Nelessen) Bushman, he grew up in the Catawba-Kennan area and attended the North Fork School. He worked as a logger and served his country in the US Army during World War II in the Pacific Theatre from November 1942 to October 1945, where he was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. After his military service he was employed by A.O. Smith in Milwaukee. He married Faith Burcaw on October 15, 1949, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Catawba. He continued his employment in Milwaukee until 1951 when they purchased a dairy farm in Kennan. He later was employed by Prentice Hydraulics/ Omark Industries, retiring in 1981. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church of Catawba, serving on its parish council for many years. He enjoyed hunting, dancing, gardening and bird watching.
The Funeral Mass was held Thursday, July 22, 1999, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and was concelebrated by Father Dismas Kalcic and Father John Regh. Burial was in the Kennan Cemetery. Military honors were conducted by the Catawba-Kennan VFW Post.
Survivors include his wife, Faith, Kennan; four daughters, Jill (Clifford) Baker, Hawkins, Shan (Terry) Wanish, Phillips, Bonnie (Lawrence) Meives, Phillips, and RaeMalee (Duane) Spindler, Rozellville; one son, George (Paula) Bushman, Kennan; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mildred VandenHeuvel, Appleton, Kathryn Strand, Menomonee Falls, and Magdeline Aparo, River Grove, Illinois; a sister-in-law, Julia Bushman, Kennan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by three infant sisters; three brothers, Elmer, Clarence and Harvey Bushman; and four sisters, Hilda Miller, Rosella Gilbert, Florence Manion and Bernice Linzmeyer.

Norman Gunderman
Chetek resident Norman F. Gunderman died Saturday, July 17, 1999, at his home at the age of 70.
Born August 3, 1928, in Bloomer to John and Mary (Hetzel) Gunderman, he attended Bloomer School and moved to Dallas, Wisconsin, in 1941, attending Barron High School. Married to Ilene Huset on September 14, 1954, in Chetek, he farmed near Dallas for several years until moving to Ogema in 1962 where he owned and operated a milk route for Dolly Madison for 22 years. The couple moved to Cameron in 1984 where they worked at Ag-Ri-Cove for 14 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening in his free time.
A memorialservice was held Wednesday, July 21, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Chetek with Father Gerard Willger officiating.
Mr. Gunderman is survievd by his wife, Ilene; two daughters, Linda Gunderman, St. Paul, Minnesota, and Lois (Mrs. Gary) Berg, Ogema; three sons: Douglas (Pam), Mazomanie; David (Cathy), Ogema; and John, Conrath; and by seven grandchidren. He was predeceased by two brothers, Herb and Jerome.

Gearldine Kalander
Former Ogema and Rib Lake resident Gearldine Kalander, Anchorage, Alaska, died June 10, 1999, at Providence Nursing Care Center in Anchorage at the age of 85.
Born to Henry and Maria (Watien) Manninen in Rib Lake on April 17, 1914, she married Carl Kalander on January 2, 1934. The couple lived in Ogema and she worked as an LPN for 23 years, enjoying knitting and crocheting for her grandchildren.
Mrs. Kalander is survived by four daughters: Maria (Mrs. Ron) Phlaum, Medford, Oregon; Jacque (Mrs. Charles) Falkner, Durand; Harriet (Mrs. Richard) Reynolds, Huntsville, Texas; and Carol Baker, Anchorage; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-granchildren; four sisters: Hannah Wayrymen and Mary Bergonson, Detroit, Michigan; Marian Annala, Westboro; and Isabella Annala, Rib Lake; a sister-in-law, Margaret Kalander; and by many nieces, newphews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Carl, in 1955; three brothers, Henry, David and Joe; a grandson, Mark; and two great-grandchildren, Tim and Marlinda.

Michael Litvinoff
On July 13, 1999, Phillips resident Michael Litvinoff passed away. Born to Stephen and Sophia Litvinoff on December 12, 1922, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, he moved to Kennan with his family in 1932. He attended grade school in Kennan and graduated from high school in Phillips in 1941.
Completing his first year of college at the University of Wisconsin, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps on November 27, 1942. Serving as a ball-turret gunner, he flew 51 missions over Africa, Europe and Italy. He completed his military service as a Staff Sargent and was honorably discharged on September 23, 1945.
On May 20, 1950, he married Arlene Marie Nehls, daughter of Ralph E. and Anna Nehls at the Congregational Church in Prentice.
Completing his college education and graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, he taught first at the Lake Ten School in 1960 and then transferred to teach at both Kennan and Catawba Middle Schools, retiring in the spring of 1985. The organization, coaching and success of the boys basketball program was of great pride to him, his family and the community.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene; daughters, Debra Ann (Mrs. Robert F. Cervenka), Phillips; and Michele Marie, Chili, Wisconsin; his brother, Max (Rosemary), Kennan; brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Bette Nehls, Prentice; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; ten nieces and nephews; and nineteen great nieces and nephews. His parents and his sister, Mary (Mrs. John Varsek) preceded him in death.
Pastor Richard Kittelstad conducted a private memorial service on July 15, 1999. The Frank and Michael Baran VFW Post #5778 presented military honors and internment is at Lakeside Cemetery.

Viola Mabie
Viola Mabie died July 13, 1999, at the age of 86.
Funeral services were held Friday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Catawba, with interment at Catawba Cemetery.
Mrs. Mabie is survived by five daughters: Evelyn (Mrs. John) Wojtowicz, Florence Miller, Hilda (Mrs. Donald) Peterson, Lillian (Mrs. Joseph) Rodano and Joyce (Mrs. Ronnie) Reed; 25 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and by a brother and three sisters. She was predeceased by her husband, Archie; a grandson and a great-grandson.
Betty Schreck, Town of Georgetown resident Betty Jane Schreck died Saturday, July 17, 1999, at Flambeau Hospital in Park Falls at the age of 73.
Born April 2, 1926, in Chicago, Illinois, to George and Theodora (Perkins) Re-buke, she graduated from Aminson High School in Chicago, Class of 1944, and worked at the Victor Adding Machine Company there until her marriage to LaBarre Schreck December 25, 1951, in Mundelein, Illinois. The couple moved to Stuart, Florida, until 1980, then to George-town. She enjoyed crafting projects and was an avid gardener in her free time.
A private family graveside service will be held at a later date, with inurnment at the Harmony Cemetery.
Mrs. Schreck is survived by her hus-band, LaBarre; three sons: Tim (Kathy), Port St. Lucy, Florida; Tom (Karen), Nashville, Tennessee; and Dean (Marena), Georgetown; and by four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Dale.
The Heindl Funeral Home, Phillips, was in charge of the arrangements.

Elizabeth Wheeler
Town of Elk resident Elizabeth "Betty" Wheeler died Friday, July 16, 1999, at Flambeau Hospital in Park Falls at the age of 69.
Born April 14, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois, to Joseph and Gertrude (Hauser) Wood, she graduated from high school in Chicago in 1949 and married Harold "Rudy" Wheeler on January 8, 1951, moving with him in the military to San Antonio, Texas, then Anchorage, Alaska, where she worked as a hair stylist, then to San Angela, Texas, before moving to Price County in 1974. She enjoyed oil painting, ceramics and quilting in her free time and started Betty's Crafts in her home, which she operated for many years before ill health forced retirement. Active in the community, she also taught quilting at NTC-North and helped create quilts for the Czechoslovaki-an Festival.
The funeral service was held Wednes-day, July 21, at the First Baptist Church with Reverend Kevin Miller officiating. Interment was at St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Mrs. Wheeler is survived by three daughters: Dale (Mrs. Carl) Waddle, Ver-montville, Michigan; Sharon (Mrs. Gary) Williams, Phillips; and Susan (Mrs. Ted) Powell, Omaha, Nebraska; six grandchil-dren; and by two brothers, twin David and Joseph (LaVerne), both of Chicago, Illi-nois. She was predeceased by her husband, Rudy, on February 18, 1998.
The Heindl Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Wicklund Sr.
Prentice resident Robert D. Wicklund Sr. died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander at the age of 74.
Born July 20, 1924, in Stanchfield, Minnesota, to Bertel and Minnie (Skoog) Wicklund, he spent his early life and schooling there and served as a radio operator in the US Navy during World War II. Married to Eleanor Christensen on December 20, 1946, in Cambridge, Minnesota, the couple moved to the Prentice area in 1948 where he worked for over 39 years for the Soo Line Railroad until retirement in 1986. A member of the First Lutheran Church of Prentice and the Southern Price County VFW Post 8491, he enjoyed restoring furniture, fishing and visiting friends at local cafes in his free time.
The funeral was held Saturday, July 17, at the First Lutheran Church with Reverend Timothy Schueler officiating. Interment was at Prentice Cemetery with military honors conducted by Post 8491.
Mr. Wicklund is survived by his wife, Eleanor; three daughters: Karen Granberg and Cindy (Mrs. Peter) Heikkinen, both of Prentice, and Jean (Mrs. Jim) Hill, Tripoli; a son, Robert Jr. (Sandy), Maple Park, Illinois; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and by three brothers, Vernette (Delores) and Virgil (Gertrude), both of Cambridge, Minnesota, and Lloyd (Margaret), Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was predeceased by a sister, Doris, and by five brothers, Bert, Clifford, Doward, Roger and Howard.
The Heindl Funeral Home, Prentice, was in charge of the arrangements.


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