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Impi Eskola
Former Brantwood area resident Impi Eskola died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at the Golden Age Rehab & Care Center in Tomahawk at the age of 98.
Born February 10, 1901, in Atlantic Mine, Michigan, to Nick and Mary Salo, she moved to the Brantwood area in 1910 where she worked as a cook for various lumber camps. Married to Waino Eskola in 1919 in Brantwood, the couple farmed and she enjoyed gardening and reading in her free time and took pride in caring for her parents, two handicapped brothers and two grandchildren.
The funeral was held Saturday, July 24, at the Krueger & Sons Funeral Home in Tomahawk.
Mrs. Eskola is survived by two daughters, Mae Jarvi, River Grove, Illinois, and Elaine (Mrs. Lawrence) Miller, Tripoli; a son, Eugene (Dorothy), Brantwood; a sister, Mae Henderson, Brantwood; and by eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. She was predeceased by her husband, Waino, in 1957.

Frank Korab
Lifelong Phillips resident Frank Adam Korab died at Park Manor Nursing Home in Park Falls on Monday, July 26, 1999, at the age of 85.
Born in Phillips on March 5, 1914, to Joseph and Teresa Korab, he married Mary Rotar at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Phillips on June 1, 1946. He operated a dairy farm in the Town of Flambeau, was employed by Omark Industries in Prentice for 10 years and was a snowplow operator for the Town of Flambeau for many years, also serving as its clerk for a term. A member of Our Lady of the North Catholic Parish, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and snowshoeing in his free time.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 30, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church with Father Gerald Hagen celebrating the funeral mass. Interment will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery. Friends may call at the Heindl Funeral Home in Phillips after 5 p.m. Thursday, July 29, and the parish wake service will be held there at 7 p.m.
Mr. Korab is survived by his wife, Mary; 11 children: Adam (Bernice) and Lucy Korab, both of Phillips; Paul (Cathy) Butternut; Caroline (Mrs. John) Cooley, Peter (Jane) and Dave (Judy), both of Park Falls; Ed (Bev), Moosup, Connecticut; Jim (Rosie), Green Bay; Ken, Shellville, Georgia; Art (Marjie), Plover; and Mike (Denise), Post Falls, Idaho; a daughter-in-law, Charlene Rotar, Ft. Walton Beach, Florida; and by 32 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, John; three brothers, Jacob, John and Joseph; and by a sister, Emily.
The Heindl Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Alice Marheine
Former Brantwood resident Alice B. Marheine died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at Riverview Rehab and Care in Tomahawk at the age of 86.
Born January 9, 1913, in Kankakee, Illinois, to William and Matie Collette, she first married Fred Marheine on January 1, 1931, in Tomahawk; he died in 1935. She then married Walter Marheine in Brantwood on July 18, 1936; he died in 1970. Mrs. Marheine was a member of the Covenant Church and the DAV Auxiliary #29, both of Tomahawk, and enjoyed gardening and reading in her free time.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, July 27, at Covenant Church with Pastor Ron Johnson officiating. Burial was at Spirit Hillcrest Cemetery.
Mrs. Marheine is survived by a daughter, Louise Grubbs, Brantwood; six sons: Fred (Maureen), Merrick Island, Florida; Edward (Darlene), Brantwood; Theodore (Geneva), Jasper, Arkansas; Richard (Geraldine), Calera, Alabama; Paul (June), Deerfield; and Jeremiah (Lorna), Oconomowoc; three sisters, Helen Knott, Pine River, Minnesota; Margaret Denoyer, Newton, Illinois; and Ruth Shore, Tomahawk; a sister-in-law, Martha Collette, Tomahawk; and by 23 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two grandsons, a great-great-grandson, a son-in-law and by two brother and two sisters.
Krueger & Sons Funeral Home, Tomahawk, was in charge of the arrangements.

Brandon Edevold
Brandon Donald Edevold, Phillips, died Monday, July 26, 1999, at the age of 8 as the result of an ATV accident.
Born October 10, 1990, to Reinette Smolej and Danny Edevold in Milwaukee, Brandon was to have been in third grade at Phillips Elementary School this fall.
A private family memorial service was held Friday, July 30, at the Heindl Funeral Home with Reverend Thomas Reiff of Saint John Luthearn Church officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date.
Brandon is survived by his father, Danny, Milwaukee; his mother, Reinette (Mrs. Rick) Goebel, Milwaukee; his grandparents, Rosalind Smolej, Milwaukee, and Craig and Diane Malkovich, Phillips; his great-grandmothers, Betty (Arlen) Birkland and Virginia Edevold, both of Gonvict, Minnesota; and by his sister, Chrissy.
A memorial fund is being established.

Viola Mabie
Viola Mabie died July 12, 1999, at the age of 88. She was born July 18, 1910, to Albert and Melvina Gillett.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 16, 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. Bonnie) 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; a great-grandson; a son-in-law; and by six sisters.

Evelyn Helland
Evelyn Bertha Helland, Catawba, died at Pleasant View Nursing Home on Saturday, July 31, 1999, at the age of 91.
Born in Catawba on April 11, 1908, to Anton and Cecelia Halmstad, she graduated from Hawkins High School and the Price County Normal. She taught at Maple Grove School in Ogema and at Red Tile School in Catawba until her marriage to Oscar Helland in Phillips in 1928. An active member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Catawba, she taught Sunday School there for over 50 years and was superintendent of its program. A long-time reporter for THE-BEE, she enjoyed painting and other arts in her free time.
The funeral was held Monday, August 2, at Bethany Lutheran Church with Pastor Joel De Ford of Northland Bible Church of Ladysmith officiating. Interment was at Catawba Cemetery.
Mrs. Helland is survived by two daughters, Edith Knapp, Phillips, and Lois (Mrs. Tom) Goode, Ladysmith; two sons, Ronald (Janet), Vista, California, and Gordon, Catawba; 16 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and by a sister, Edna Hilliard, and a brother, Maurice (Bernice), both of Catawba. She was predeceased by her husband, Oscar, on January 31, 1970; two sons, Lloyd and Earl; a grandson, Larry; two sisters, Alice Shaver and Helen James; and by a brother, Oliver.
The Heindl Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Rudolph Pepprock Sr.
Former Phillips resident Rudolph "Rudy" Pepprock Sr., Park Falls, died Saturday, July 31, 1999, at Park Manor Nursing Home in Park Falls at the age of 88.
Born May 4, 1911, in Brenna, Silesia, now part of Poland, to John and Eva Heler, he came with his mother to the US to Panama, Illinois, in 1922 at age 11, after his father was killed in the military during World War I. His mother married Joseph Pepprock after arriving in the US.
Mr. Pepprock spent his early life and schooling in Illinois and worked in the coal mines until 1928 when he moved to the Phillips area with his family. Here he was employed at the Cranberry Lake Corporation, then as a cheesemaker and milk hauler for the former Three Mile Cheese Factory. Married to Kathryn Fillus on June 18, 1938, in Phillips, the couple owned and operated a dairy farm in the Town of Flambeau for many years and he worked at the Flambeau Feed Mill in Phillips. After he retired in 1979, he was a member of the Green Thumb Project in Phillips until 1991 when he was awarded a certificate from the City of Phillips for his efforts. He moved to Park Falls in the early 1990s.
The funeral was held Wednesday, August 4, at the Heindl Funeral Home in Phillips with Mr. Milton Neuhauser officiating. Interment was at Lakeside Cemetery, Phil-lips.
Mr. Pepprock is survived by his wife, Kathryn; three sons: Rudy Jr. (Barbara), Stevensville, Montana; Eugene, Rogers, Arkansas; and Danny (Beth), Richfield; a daughter, Linda (Mrs. Joe) Matsick, Phillips; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and by a sister, Frieda (Mrs. Frank) Kubac, Phillips.
The Heindl Fureral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry Trojak
Jerry Joe Trojak, Phillips, died at his home on Monday, August 2, at the age of 77.
Born on the family farm in Lugerville on November 30, 1921, the son of Louis and Louise Trojak. He attended the Lugerville State Graded School and was a 1942 graduate of the Phillips High School. He served his country in the US Army 96th Infantry Division during WWII. He served for four years, including service in the South Pacific, Leyte and Okinowa. After the war he was employed at American Motors in Kenosha until 1965 when he returned to Phillips and worked as a carpenter until retirement. He was a life member of Junker Ball VFW Post No. 1865 of Kenosha. In his free time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, polka music and the company of his nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held on Thursday, August 5, at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Catholic Church of Our Lady of the North Parish with Father Gerald Hagen celebrating the mass. Military honors will be conducted by the Frank and Michael Baran VFW Post No. 5778. Enurnment will be in the St. Patrick's Cemetery in Phillips.
He is survived by two sisters, Ann Robillard, Kenosha, and Betty (John) Jerrell, Tonopah, Nevada; by one brother, Edward (Therese), Phillips; and by nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his youngest brother Joseph who was killed at Anzio Beachhead.
The Heindl Funeral Home, Phillips, is in charge of the arrangements.

William Hicks
Former Phillips resident William Clayton Hicks died Wednesday, June 9, 1999, in Montgomery, Texas, at the age of 79.
Born June 17, 1919, in Phillips to Howard and Francis (Nachtrab) Hicks, he received his degree from the UW and later studied at Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He served his country in World War II as a US Army officer, and married Betty Flood in Wisconsin on August 25, 1943. Mr. Hicks served as Price County Clerk and as a Wisconsin State Senator from 1949-53 before employment in Chicago at Sears Roebuck and Co. as vice president and corporate comptroller for 28 years, retiring to Texas in 1987.
Memorial services were held Monday, June 14, at April Sound Church with Reverend Down Johnson officiating.
Mr. Hicks is survived by his wife, Betty; a son, Don (Susan); a daughter, Valerie (Mrs. Ron) Claypool; two grandchildren; a great-grandson; and by nieces and nephews.

Henry Raab
Tomahawk resident Henry Raab died February 17, 1999, in McAllen, Texas, at the age of 82.
Born January 24, 1917, in Detroit, Michigan, to John and Kathleen Raab, he married Gladys Anderson on June 15, 1946, in Catawba. He retired from Standard Oil Company in 1971 and was a former president of the Tomahawk Lions Club, a member of the Tomahawk Northwoods Carvers, the Rio Grande Valley Woodcarvers and the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, August 3, at the Krueger & Sons Funeral Home in Tomahawk with Reverend Rolf Amundsen officiating.
Mr. Raab is survived by his wife, Gladys; three sons: Gaylin (Linda), Apple Valley, Minnesota; Merlin (Janice), Green Bay; and Dennis (Vicky), Palatine, Illinois; a daughter, Marilyn, Aurora, Coloardo; a brother, John, Utica, Michigan; and by nine grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the Tomahawk Public Library.

Arvilla Hilbrand
Ogema resident Arvilla Ruth Hilbrand died Sunday, August 8, 1999, at her home at the age of 70.
Born June 6, 1929, in Stevens Point to Harry and Augusta (Cram) Coats, she attended McKinley Grade School, Emerson Middle School and graduated from PJ Jacobs High School in Stevens Point, where she worked at Weber's Tackle. Married to Melville Hilbrand on April 26, 1958, at the Assembly of God Church in Stevens Point, the couple moved to the Brantwood area, then to the Town of Spirit. A lifelong member of the Assembly of God Tabernacle in Tomahawk and active in the Women's Ministries of the Tomahawk Assembly of God, she loved spending time with her granddaughters and enjoyed cooking, baking pies and sewing in her free time.
The funeral was held Wednesday, August 11, at the Assembly of God Tabernacle in Tomahawk with Pastors Kenneth Nichols and James Kelly officiating. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery, Brantwood.
Mrs. Hilbrand is survived by her husband, Melville; a daughter, JaNelle (Mrs. Timothy) Nelson, Spirit; two granddaughters; and by a sister, Lenora (Mrs. Alvin) Warner, Tomahawk. She was predeceased by three brothers and a sister.
The Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Home, Rib Lake, served the family.

Melvin Alm
Phillips resident Melvin C. Alm died at Pleasant View Nursing Home on Tuesday, August 10, 1999, at the age of 91.
Born in Ogema on April 27, 1908, to Bert and Mathilda (Carlson) Alm, he graduated as valedictorian of Phillips High School Class of 1926. He was a master sergeant in the US Army during World War II in the European Theater of Action, from June 1942 to October 1945, and was married to Marguerite Calkins. A member of the United Methodist Church and the Frank and Michael Baran VFW Post 5778 of Phillips, he was employed by the Price County Social Services Department for 34 years, retiring in 1972.
The funeral was held Monday, August 16, at the United Methodist Church with Reverend Avon Raczkowski officiating. Interment was at Lakeside Cemetery with military honors conducted by Post 5778.
Mr. Alm is survived by four children: Carol Boyer, Black River Falls; Leslie (Barbara), Boise, Idaho; Robert, Milwaukee; and Marilyn (Mrs. Mark) Farnsworth, Epping, New Hampshire; six grandchildren; and by a sister, Edna Cole, Hillsboro, Oregon. He was predeceased by four brothers, Bertrand, Philip, Clarence and Lorrimore, and by two sisters, Lillian and Margaret.
The Heindl Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Carol Hanson
Town of Worcester resident Carol Elaine Hanson died at her home on Friday, August 13, 1999, at the age of 61.
Born March 23, 1938, in Wisconsin to Clifford and Leanora Langsdorf, she graduated from Fifield High School and married Earl Newman on October 23, 1954. He predeceased her on July 23, 1973. She then graduated from the UW-Superior with a bachelor of arts degree and married Gordie Hanson on May 20, 1988, in Superior. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Phillips and the Aid Association of Lutherans and was a strong supporter of public broadcasting.
The funeral was held Monday, August 16, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Gary Lodholz officiating. Interment was at Forest Home Cemetery, Fifield.
Mrs. Hanson is survived by her husband, Gordie; three sons: Robert Newman, Superior; Larry (Barbara) Newman, Wausau; and Brian (Roxyanne) Newman, Park Falls; a daughter, Cheryl Newman, Duluth, Minnesota; five grandchildren; and by a sister, Nancy. She was predeceased by her parents and by a brother.
The Heindl Funeral Home, Phillips, was in charge of the arrangements.

E. DeLaney Hopkins
E. DeLaney Hopkins died at his home in Tomahawk on Saturday, August 7, 1999.
Born in Farmers City, Illinois, in 1922 to Bruce and Vera (Swigart) Hopkins, he married Norma Perry in 1946. A veteran of World War II, he received 11 Battle Stars in the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign and retired to the Tomahawk/Tripoli area from the US Department of Defense in1974.
Graveside memorial services were held at the Monticello Township Cemetery, Monticello, Illinois. Memorials may be made to a local hospice program.
Mr. Hopkins is survived by his wife, Norma; seven children: Jacalyn (Mrs. John) Price, Aurora, Illinois; Clark (Pam), Decatur, Illinois; Lucinds (Mrs. Steve) Festa, Winnetka, California; Sonna (Mrs. Rudy) Perez, Houston, Texas; Elissa (Mrs. Ken) Hine, Largo, Florida; Erin (Mrs. James) Kulibert, Van Dyne; and James (Helen), Chilton; 10 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; his mother, Vera; and by two brothers and four sisters. He was predeceased by his father, Bruce, and by a brother.

John Juenemann
Butternut resident John A. Juenemann died at St. Anne's Home in Milwaukee.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, August 14, followed by graveside services at St. Cecilia Cemetery, Butternut.
Mr. Juenemann is survived by two daughters, Dorothy (Mrs. William) Schmitt, Wauwatosa, and Bonnie (Mrs. El-mer) Glaeske, Portage; a son, John (Gail); eight grandchildren; a brother, Leonard (Lillian); a sister, Marcella Dwyer; and by other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Rose (Witkowski).
Memorials may be made to St. Anne's Home for the Elderly in Milwaukee.

Edna Knight
Town of Hill resident Edna E. Knight died at her home on Thursday, August 12, 1999, at the age of 83.
Born January 26, 1916, in Tampico, Illinois, to Ralph and Hilda (Olson) Pratt, she was a schoolmate of Ronald Reagan in Tampico. She married Melvin Knight in August 1932 in Tampico, moving to Wisconsin in 1944 from Dixon, Illinois. The couple farmed in both states and she drove bus for the former Leavitt Creek School and worked for the former Gem Products, a shoe factory in Rib Lake. An Avon lady, she loved to travel, spending many winters in Texas and the South. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, crafts and fishing in her free time. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Ogema and of the Hill Homemakers Club.
The funeral service was held Monday, August 16, at First Lutheran Church with Reverend Tim Schueler officiating. Interment was at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Westboro. Pallbearers were grandsons Joseph, John, Scott and Eric Wojcik, Rocky and Wade Knight and Keith Willms.
Mrs. Knight is survived by her husband, Melvin; three sons: Everett (Mary Jo), Arlie (Carol) and William, all of Ogema; a daughter, Sharon (Mrs. Joe) Wojcik, Westboro; three sisters, Alice Blackert, Princeton, Illinois; Emma Mae Beard, Hemet, California; and Martha Plautz, Zebulon, North Carolina; a sister-in-law, Alice Pratt, Profitstown, Illinois; and by 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Everett, and by a granddaughter, Laura Knight.
The Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Home, Rib Lake and Medford, served the family.

Laura Heizler
Lifelong Phillips resident Laura M. Heizler died Wednesday, August 18, 1999, at Pleasant View Nursing Home at the age of 89.
Born December 27, 1909, to Bernhardt and Mathilda (Westphal) Zacharias, she attended area schools and married Joseph Heizler on January 19, 1929, in Crown Point, Indiana. A member of Saint John Lutheran Church, Women of the Moose and the Modern Homemakers of Phillips, she was a past president of the Phillips PTA.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 21, at the Heindl Funeral Home in Phillips with Reverend Thomas Reiff of Saint John officiating. Interment was at Lakeside Cemetery.
Mrs. Heizler is survived by three daughters: Jackie (Mrs. Herman) Hoven, Madison; Kathy (Mrs. Allen) Cole, Toledo, Ohio; and Gloria "Jeanie" (Mrs. Randall) Anderson, Medford; three sons: Ronald (Marion "Mickey"), Lloyd (Susan) and Joe (Roseanne), all of Phillips; 25 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; a brother, Herman (Lola), Genoa; and by three sisters: Elsie Stockel, Rockford, Illinois; Martha (Mrs. John) Bogatitus, Walls, Mississippi; and Gertrude Kenyon, Phillips. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph, on September 3, 1985; a daughter, Carol; and by a brother, Bernard.
The Heindl Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Lingen
Robert Milton Lingen, Medford, died Tuesday, August 17, 1999, under the care of Hope Hospice at Memorial Hospital in Medford at the age of 78.
Born September 27, 1920, in Stanley to Ole and Anna (Larson) Lingen, he served in the US Army during World War II and married Helen Tesch on March 23, 1943, in Tampa, Florida. A member of the First Lutheran Church of Ogema, he was employed at Strebig Auto and at H&H Motors as a salesman and serviceman and enjoyed the outdoors and being with his family in his free time.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, August 25, at First Lutheran Church in Ogema with Reverend Jerome Godson officiating. Cremains were interred at Hillside Cemetery, Ogema.
Mr. Lingen is survived by his wife, Helen; four sons: Gary, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Thomas (Kathryn), Cumberland; Kenneth (Susan), Medford; and Charles (Laurie), Birmingham, Alabama; a sister-in-law, Beatrice Lingen, Milwaukee; 13 grandchildren; and by other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by a daughter, Susan Bennett, on February 10, 1994, and by a granddaughter, Emily Lingen, on May 16, 1999.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice, Rib Lake.
The Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Homes of Rib Lake and Medford served the family.

Earl Alden
Former Price County resident Earl W. Alden Sr., Tomah, died Tuesday, August 31, 1999, at Franciscan-Skemp Healthcare Center in La Crosse at the age of 84.
Born June 12, 1915, to Eugene and Myrtle May (Locks) Alden near Phillips, he was a farmer for most of his life and was married to Helen Belan.
The funeral was held Thursday, September 2, at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home in Tomah with Pastor Jon Naumann officiating. Interment was at Lakeside Cemetery in Phillips on Friday, September 3.
Mr. Alden is survived by three daughters: Joyce (Mrs. Howard) Heller, Rice Lake; Patricia (Mrs. William) Karpenski, Rockport, Texas; and Jan Shay, Downsville; four sons: Richard (Kathryn), Tomah; Earl Jr. (Patty), McKinney, Texas; William (Ruth), Nevis, Minnesota; and Daniel, St. Paul, Minnesota; 23 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Helen, in November 1993; a son, Robert; an infant son, John; and by 12 siblings.

Joseph Sukala
Longtime Phillips resident Joseph Peter Sukala died Wednesday, September 1, 1999, at Pleasant View Nursing Home at the age of 90.
Born November 1, 1908, in Milwaukee to Louis and Emily (Osterman) Sukala, he spent his early life and schooling in the Phillips area and worked at the CCC camp at Riley Lake until his marriage to June Bolz on November 1, 1930. He then worked at the former West Lumber Company in the Town of Flambeau until 1957 when the couple moved to Baraboo. There he worked as a carpenter for various contractors in the area until retirement in 1972. The couple returned to Phillips in 1996 and he was a member of Our Lady of the North Catholic Parish, the ZCBJ Western Fraternal Lodge of Phillips and the Wisconsin Carpenters Union.
The funeral was held Saturday, September 4, at Our Lady of the North-St. Mary's Building with Father Gerald Hagen officiating. Interment was at St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Mr. Sukala is survived by his wife June; two daughters, Bertha (Mrs. James) Robinson, Phillips, and Beverley Helms, Madison; two sons, Stephen (Ima) and Joseph, both of Baraboo; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and by two sisters, Mary (Mrs. Joseph) Kolar, Clareton Heights, Illinois, and Leola (Mrs. Fred) Born, Baraboo. He was predeceased by two sisters and a brother.
The Heindl Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

Esther DeYoung
Esther DeYoung died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999, at the South Park Nursing Home in Shreveport, Louisiana, at the age of 98.
Born in Paxton, Illinois, on August 25, 1901, to John and Anna Kroon, she was married to Scott DeYoung and was employed in many department stores in the Chicago and Skokie, Illinois, areas. After retirement, she volunteered for many political figures in Skokie, moving to Shreveport in 1987.
Cremains were buried in Ogema.

Sheila Haut
Former Phillips and Park Falls resident Sheila "Shy" Haut has died in Nevada.
Born July 28, 1944, in Phillips, to Vernon and Marie (Huml) Cummings, her father died in World War II and her mother later married William Wocelka. Shy was raised in Park Falls, attended St. Anthony's Catholic School and graduated from Park Falls High School in 1962, then from beauty college. Married to Kenneth Haut in Milwaukee on Sept. 28, 1968, they moved to Idaho in 1969 where she was employed at the state youth services center and the Silver Horseshoe. The family moved to Green Valley, Arizona, in 1984 where they operated a bakery, then to Elko, Nevada, in 1986 to work in the mining industry.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, Sept. 18, at 10:30 a.m. at Emery Cemetery with Father Gerald Hagen of Our Lady of the North Parish officiating.
Mrs. Haut is survived by her husband, Kenneth; two daughters, Shannon and Nicole; two grandchildren; two sisters, Laverne Cummings, Green Valley, and Rosie (Mrs. Lee) Powell, Idaho Falls, Idaho; a brother, William (Ditty) Wocelka Jr., Glenrock, Wyoming; and by a nephew. She was predeceased by her parents.

Leo Heikkinen
Longtime Price County resident Leo Leonard Heikkinen, Prentice, died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield at the age of 82.
Born June 11, 1917, in Brantwood to Kalle and Katri (Yrjola) Heikkinen, he graduated from Tripoli High School, Class of 1935, and married Norma Pokela on June 24, 1941, in Phillips. The couple lived in the Milwaukee area from 1941-45 when they returned to the Prentice area. They owned and operated Heikkinen Machine Shop until 1959 when they began Prentice Hydraulics, operating the business until it was purchased by Omark Industries in 1967, when they retired. After retirement, he was employed in the research and development department at Omark and actively involved in the organization of Multitek, now owned by his sons. A member of the First Lutheran Church of Prentice, a charter member of the Prentice Lions Club and actively involved in Prentice area affairs, he received many awards over the years, the most recent his induction into the Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame this year.
The funeral was held Sunday, Sept. 12, at Prentice High School with Pastor Timothy Schueler of the First Lutheran Church officiating. Interment was at Prentice Cemetery.
Mr. Heikkinen is survived by his wife, Norma; three sons: Dale (Pat), Norman (Dawn) and Howard (Jane), all of Prentice; a daughter, Bonnie (Mrs. Dave) Blomberg, Ogema; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, Carl (Marie) and William (Marvel), both of Brantwood; two sisters, Ingrid Vilkaitis, Avon Park, Florida, and Lila (Mrs. Jim) Stallwood, Palatine, Illinois; and by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by an infant brother, three brothers and a sister.
A memorial fund is being established.
The Heindl Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

William Nikkila
William Arnold Nikkila, Ogema, died in the Medford Long Term Care in Medford on Monday, Sept. 13, at the age of 87.
Born in Ogema on April 15, 1912, the son of Walter and Lena (Kangas) Nikkila. He was confirmed in the former Lutheran Church in the Town of Hill and attended the Levitt Creek School. He helped on the family farm in the Town of Hill and later went to Milwaukee where he worked at Grueder, Preskae and Fry Company for 25 years as a welder. He also worked on road construction in the Wausau area.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m. in the Heindl Funeral Home in Prentice with Pastor Jerome Godson of the First Lutheran Church of Ogema officiating. Enurnment will be in the Levitt Creek Cemetery in the Town of Hill. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
Mr. Nikkila is survived by five brothers, Roy (Bernice), Melvin (Violet) and Carl, all of Ogema, Clarence (Nita), Westboro, and Ernest, Rib Lake; by one sister, Mildred Hauser, Falls Church, Virginia; and by two generations of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters, Pearl, Alice and Florence, and by one brother Harold.
The Heindl Funeral Home in Prentice is in charge of the arrangements.

Richard Partlow
Former Prentice and Menomonie resident Richard "Rich" A. Partlow, Eau Claire, died at his home on Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at the age of 55.
Born Nov. 15, 1943, to Lincoln and Viola (Hamilton) Partlow in Eau Claire, he married Judith Hanshus on Oct. 26, 1968, at First Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. He was employed at H&L Men's Shop in Eau Claire, then for 22 years in banking in Menomonie and four years in Prentice where he retired as president of the Community State Bank in 1998. He was a member of the Optimist Club of Eau Claire, serving as secretary and treasurer, a charter president of the Menomonie Optimist Club and a member of the United Cerebral Palsy Board, he also served on the council at First Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, a member of the Menomonie Chamber of Commerce, the Menomonie Kiwanis and the Prentice Lions Club.
Memorial services were held Monday, Sept. 13, at First Lutheran Church with Reverend Dr. Duane C. Pederson officiating. Burial was at Forest Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Partlow is survived by his wife, Judy; a son, Scot (Dean Kralios), Seattle, Washington; a daughter, Melissa Partlow Mathews (Michael Richard), Eau Claire; three brothers: Gerald (Carol), Oakdale, Minnesota, and Donald (Sue) and Tom (Barb), both of Eau Claire; a sister-in-law, Louise Partlow, Altoona ; his mother-in-law, Gail Hanshus, Eau Claire; a brother-in-law, Jon (Peggy) Hanshus, North Quincy, Massachusetts; and by aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Leol; a nephew, Jon Hanshus Jr.; his father-in-law, Jerome Hanshus; and by several aunts and uncles.
Memorials may be directed to the donor's choice.

Judith Blong
Judith Josephine Blong, Prentice, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, at Wausau Hospital Center, Wausau, at the age of 76.
Born Aug. 18, 1923, in Milwaukee to Adam and Josephine Magejki, she married Francis Blong on Aug. 7, 1948, in Milwaukee, where they spent most of their married life. After retirement in 1984, the couple moved to Prentice where she was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
A graveside service was held Friday, Sept. 24, at Prentice Cemetery with Father Dismas Kalcic officiating.
Mrs. Blong is survived by two sons, Patrick, Prentice, and Michael, Milwaukee; two daughters, Barbara, Milwaukee, and Kathleen, New Orleans, Louisiana; a granddaughter; and by a sister, Gene, Milwaukee. She was predeceased by her husband, Francis, on Jan. 10, 1987; a granddaughter, Sabrina; a brother, Gordon; and by two sisters, Dorothy and Florence.
The Heindl Funeral Home, Prentice, was in charge of the arrangements.

Harvey Curran
Harvey Frederick Curran, Phillips, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, at Pleasant View Nursing Home at the age of 100.
Born April 23, 1899, in Rib Lake to William and Helen (Pagel) Curran, he came to Phillips with his family as a child in 1901, attending school here. He served in the US Navy from 1916-22, then worked in Milwaukee for a time before moving to Alaska where he logged and trapped, retiring from there in 1965. He then lived in Michigan, Wisconsin and Washington, returning to Phillips in 1978. He was a member of the Lane-Kreiling American Legion Post 122 and the Frank and Michael Baran VFW Post 5778.
The funeral was held Friday, Sept. 24, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Phillips with Pastor Gary Lodholz officiating. Military honors were by the Frank and Michael Baran VFW Post 5778 and the Lane-Kreiling American Legion Post 122. Inurnment will be at Lakeside Cemetery at a later date.
Mr. Curran is survived by a sister, Florence Stichter, Phillips, and by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers, Victor, Earl, John and Clinton, and by a sister, Sara Harris.
The Heindl Funeral Home, Phillips, was in charge of the arrangements.

Alonzo Freeman
Longtime Brantwood resident Alonzo A. Freeman died Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999, at his home at the age of 74.
Born February 20, 1925, in Spirit Falls to Alonzo and Alma (McConnel) Freeman Sr., he served in the US Army 29th Infantry, receiving the Purple Heart in World War II. Married to Barbara Krombholz on June 8, 1950, the couple farmed in the Brantwood area and he worked as a carpenter, logger and welder.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the Spirit Baptist Church with Pastor Dick Wohler officiating. Burial was at Spirit Hillcrest Cemetery.
Mr. Freeman is survived by his wife, Barbara; three daughters: Diane Brown, Lawton, Oklahoma; Gloria (Mrs. John) Jagodinski, Wausau; and Helen (Mrs. Mi-chael) Bacholl, Prentice; three sons: Charles, Frederick (Judy) and Alonzo "Lonnie" (Melissa), all of Brantwood; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four sisters: Charlott Jayjock, Sparta, New Jersey; Dorothy (Mrs. William) Cloke, Walla Walla, Washington; Edith (Mrs. Walter) Kalander, Prentice; and Patsy Hanson, Merrill; and by a brother, William (Shirley), Loveland, Colorado. He was predeceased by a son, Edward, and by a sister.
The Krueger & Sons Funeral Home, Tomahawk, was in charge of the arrangements.

Violet Kersten
Phillips resident Violet H. Kersten died at Pleasant View Nursing Home on Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, at the age of 88.
Born May 1, 1911, in Green Grove to Harry and Bertha Jens, she was a 1921 graduate of Unity High School. She married Paul H. Kersten on May 29, 1935, in Milwaukee, and the couple lived in Colby, Illinois and Delaware before retiring in Phillips in 1969. A member of Our Lady of the North Catholic Church and of the Merry Homemakers Club, she enjoyed sewing and crafts in her free time.
The funeral was held Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Our Lady of the North with Father Gerald Hagen celebrating the funeral mass. Interment was at St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Mrs. Kersten is survived by a daughter, Polly Anderson, Phillips; a son, Philip (Gail), Phillips; two grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and by a brother, Lester (Wanda), Phillips. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul, on April 22, 1970, and by two sisters, Esther and Pearl.
The Heindl Funeral Home, Phillips, was in charge of the arrangements.


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