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Samelstad
Elsie C. Samelstad, 93, of Wausau, and formerly of Park Falls, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at her daughter's home in Wausau under the care of Comfort Care Hospice Service of Wausau Hospital.
Services were held Saturday, Oct. 16, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Park Falls; Rev. Loren Barker officiating.
Burial was in Nola Cemetery, Park Falls.
She was born May 24, 1906, in Ogema. Her parents were John and Josephine (Jones) Ericson.
She spent her early life and attended school in Ogema, then moved to Minneapolis-St. Paul, where she graduated from high school.
She married Harry Samelstad July 6, 1926. He preceded her in death in 1982.
The couple moved to Park Falls in 1938.
A homemaker, she also worked for Robinson Bakery in Park Falls. She was owner/operator of Shorty's Bar and Cafe, the Mason Motel and Hi-Way Cafe, all in Park Falls.
She was a member of the Eastern Star, the White Shrine, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Ladies Aide of First Congregational United Church of Christ.
She is survived by a daughter, Violet (Edward) Kraft of Wausau, a son, Walter (Patricia) Samelstad of Rome, WI; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers; and two sisters.
Memorials may be made to Comfort Care Hospice Service-Wausau Hospital, or First Congregational United Church of Christ in Park Falls.

Hansen-Marinko
Jennifer Jill Hansen-Marinko, 41, of Fifield, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at her home.
A memorial service was held Sunday, Oct. 17, at the Novitzke Funeral Home, Park Falls; Deacon Chet Ball officiating.
She was born Oct. 24, 1957, in Madison, the daughter of Carol Haugen-Young.
She worked as a wreath maker in the Fifield area for 20 years. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed motorcross racing with her two special nephews, Bill and Jesse Kasowicz. She loved fishing and gardening and especially loved life. She will be deeply missed by her many friends and family.
She is survived by two children, Nicholas Robert and Daniel James Marinko; her mother, Carol (the late Gerald) Young; 10 brothers and sisters, Helen (Earl) Ballweg, Phyllis (Joe) Ballweg, Russell Hansen, David (Beth) Hansen, Carrie (Mike) Sorkan, Janet (Frank) Kasowicz, Peggy (Pete) Meegan, Melanie Hansen, Norm Gunter and Steve Hansen; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Donations will be accepted for the children in the name of Janet and Frank Kasowicz.

Wojciuk
Stanley A. Wojciuk, 82, of Park Falls, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church.
He was born Aug. 17, 1917, in Milwaukee, and grew up in Milwaukee.
He married Florence Biscobing in Milwaukee. She preceded him in death in 1993.
He was self-employed in both Milwaukee and Park Falls.
He was a member of the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by two sons, Michael of Park Falls and Stanley Jr. of Sullivan; and by other relatives and friends.

Doyle
Verna Doyle, formerly of the Oxbo and Draper areas, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999.
She was born in Draper, where her father was a railroad telegraph agent.
As a young woman, she grew up at her parent's Oxbo Resort and became an excellent boat handler on the Flambeau River. She became the first woman to hold a Wisconsin guide license. Among her clients was the late Gordon MacQuarrie, who wrote about her in the Milwaukee Journal.
It was at Oxbo Resort that she developed her appreciation for wilderness and its creatures. For a number of years, she appeared at sport shows throughout the Midwest with her fawns or bear cubs and she was often featured in outdoor articles.
She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in communication arts.
She married Robert Doyle in 1940. He became a war correspondent for the Milwaukee Journal.
During the war, she taught high school in Draper and later worked at organizing volunteers for the Office of Price Administration, a wartime agency.
After the war, she and her husband moved to Madison where Verna put her love of animals to use by nurturing injured or orphaned creatures from the Vilas Park Zoo. Included were two newborn lion cubs which had been rejected by their mother. Verna and her family nursed the cubs back to health and gave them run of the household for three months.
She did volunteer work for the Mendota State Hospital and Red Cross and in later years was an enthusiastic participant and mentor in recovery fellowship.
She is survived by a son, Greg (Sandra) of Madison; a daughter, Shelley (Daniel) Borreson of Eau Claire; and three grandchildren.

Abfalder
Hazel Marie Abfalder, 75, of Butler, and formerly of Park Falls, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at Froedert Hospital, Wauwatosa.
Burial was at Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield.
She was born March 31, 1924, in Park Falls and grew up and attended school in Park Falls, graduating from Park Falls Lincoln High School in 1941. Her parents were Bohumil and Mary (Smetak) Malach.
She married Andrew J. Abfalder of Milwaukee Oct. 2, 1942. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1992.
They lived in Park Falls, Milwaukee and Butler.
She is survived by her husband; four sons, Lawrence of Milwaukee, Michael (Cheryl) and Andrew Jr., both of Butler, and Joseph (Lynn) of Neenah; four grandchildren; a sister, Beatrice (Jerome) Johnson of Park Falls; and by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Annette Young; and four brothers, Rudolph, Joseph, Albert and Stanley Malach.

Hug
Christine D. Hug, 86, of Park Falls, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at her home.
Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the Novitzke Funeral Home Chapel, Park Falls; Rev. Henry Boynton officiating.
Burial was in Nola Cemetery, Park Falls.
She was born June 8, 1913, in Doering. Her parents were Chris and Freda (Pruess) Magdlin.
She and her husband, Hans, owned and operated the Swiss Craft Embroidery Company in Chicago, IL.
She moved to Park Falls in 1986, following her retirement.
She is survived by a sister, Hilda Richson of Park Falls; by numerous nieces and nephews; and by friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother; and two sisters.

Jonassen
Martha F. Jonassen, 83, of Park Falls, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at Flambeau Hospital, Park Falls.
Services were held Monday, Nov. 15, at the Novitzke Funeral Home Chapel, Park Falls; Rev. Henry Boynton officiating.
Burial was in Forest Home Cemetery, Fifield.
She was born Oct. 18, 1916, in Cicero, IL. Her parents were George and Florence (Wiedenhaus) Grimes.
She grew up and attended school in Illinois.
She married Otto Jonassen July 15, 1939, in Chicago, IL. He preceded her in death in 1997.
The couple moved to Fifield in 1958. They owned and operated 3 Mile Tavern in Fifield.
She also worked for St. Croix Rod Company in Park Falls for 20 years, retiring in 1986.
She is survived by a daughter, Janice (Gary) Ocker of Fifield; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Isabelle Sherman and Mae Voltz; two sisters-in-law, Thelma Jonassen of Des Plaines, IL, and Dorothy Jonassen of Woodstock, IL; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and by five sisters and four brothers.

Klockow
Marion P. Klockow, 70, died Saturday, Nov. 6, at her home in Butternut.
Services were held Thursday, Nov. 11, at Zwaska Funeral Home, Brown Deer. A mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Nov. 12. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brown Deer.
She was born Sept. 29, 1929, in Milwaukee.
She worked for Firemans Fund for 20 years, retiring in 1993.
She worked at Wisconsin Office and Data Systems, Inc., from 1993 to 1996.
She moved to Butternut in 1996.
She is survived by two daughters, Kathleen (Art) Schneider of Butternut and Cindy (Dan) Peters of Brown Deer; a son, Randy (Linda) Klockow of Jackson; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister; three brothers; and by many nieces and nephews.

Palecek
Lois A. Palecek, 63, of Elk Mound, and formerly of Park Falls, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 18, at St. Joe's Catholic Church, Elk Mound; Rev. Henry Hoerburger officiating.
Burial will be in St. Joe's Cemetery, Elk Mound.
A parish rosary service was held Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Golden Funeral Home, Eau Claire.
She was born Aug. 16, 1936, in Park Falls. Her parents were Edward and Margaret (Dixon) Gelina.
She graduated from Park Falls High School, and from St. Mary's School of Nursing in Wausau.
She worked as a registered nurse in Park Falls.
She was a member of St. Joe's Parish, where she helped with various activities.
She is survived by a daughter, Peggy (Don) Joyner of Elk Mound; two sons, Rick (Joy) Palecek of Elk Lake and Scott (Monica) Palecek of Chippewa Falls; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gloria (Jerry) Kralicek of Racine and Kathleen (Robert) LaVoie of Park Falls; a brother, Alfred (Shirley) Gelina of Park Falls; and by other relatives and friends.

Buchert
Phillip S. Buchert, 65, of Park Falls, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at Flambeau Hospital, Park Falls.
A private service will be held at a later date.
He was born Sept. 24, 1934, in Genoa City. His parents were Walter and Vivian (Katzenberg) Buchert.
He grew up and attended school in Crystal Lake, IL.
He married Jacqueline Dermont June 16, 1961, in Crystal Lake.
He was a veteran of the United States Army.
He was superintendent of the city of Crystal Lake, IL.
He and his wife moved to Park Falls in June of this year.
He is survived by his wife; four children, Jodi Buchert of Butternut and Gary Buchert, Kevin Buchert and Jeff (Theresa) Buchert, all of Park Falls; a sister, Sheila (Dan) Cox of Las Vegas, NV; and by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and by an infant daughter, Kristen.

Cummings
Ronald C. Cummings, 54, of Butternut, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at Flambeau Hospital, Park Falls.
Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 23, at the Novitzke Funeral Home, Park Falls; Rev. Loren Barker officiating.
The body was cremated.
He graduated from Appleton High School and from Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland, WI. He completed his journeyman molders apprenticeship and later earned an associate degree in graphic arts.
He won a state of Wisconsin molders contest and won numerous awards for his work in drawing, stained glass, ceramics and photography. He enjoyed his work as a journeyman molder, printer, chemical resin technician and security guard and his hobbies in stained glass, photography, ceramics and woodworking and wood refinishing.
He fulfilled his dream to be a business owner with the purchase of Ron's Northern Pines Resort and Restaurant on Aug. 26, 1998. He worked on improving the resort, initiating many changes. He offered to open free of charge for organizations for meetings or club activities and especially enjoyed working with the DARE program and with Big Brothers/Big Sisters because of a special bond he felt for children and their welfare.
He considered his children and grandchildren his greatest accomplishment and took special pride in their uniqueness and talents. He felt blessed by having the love and support of his nieces, nephews and extended family members. He made a positive and lasting impression on all he met by refusing to heed gossip and rumors, always trying to see the good in others. When family or friends needed him they could count on him being there for them to the end. He cared about and valued his employees for their hard work, talent, support and for the friendships he shared with each of them, considering them his second family.
He was a member of the Wisconsin Restaurant Association and Wisconsin Tavern League and was a former Cub Scout leader.
In accordance with Ron's wish to make his life and death beneficial to others, he was an organ/tissue donor.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Jonita; sons Kevin Michael and Jeffery John and special friend Dicia Ingles and family; daugher Kim Michelle (Bernard) Kunert; three grandchildren; his mother, Viola Cummings; a brother, Larry (Sue) Cummings; three sisters-in-law, Melanie Cummings, Margaret (James) Eggener and Ina (Wilbert) Johnson; a step-brother, David (Pat) Mueller; two step-sisters, Dawn (Byron) Bartel and Darlene (Al) Hagen; his mother-in-law, Loretta Lewandowski; special friends Evelyn and Glenn Heitzmann; and by several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marjorie and Melvin Cummings; a brother, Vern Cummings; a sister and brother-in-law, Pearl and Jim Domke; his father-in-law, Florian Lewandowski; and by a niece and nephew.

Fremming
Eldon L. Fremming, 73, of Park Falls, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at his home.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Peace Lutheran Church, Park Falls; Rev. Stanley Bahn officiating.
He was born Jan. 1, 1926, in the town of Norrie in Marathon County. His parents were William and Hazel Fremming.
He was a graduate of Birnamwood High School.
He served in the U.S. Navy in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre during World War II and aboard the USNTS Farragut and USS Lycoming during the Korean Conflict.
He married Gladys Zwirchitz June 26, 1948, at St. Joseph's Church in Galloway.
He was a fireman for the city of Wausau for six years, then was appointed a state fire marshall for the Department of Justice, where he served for 23 years.
He was a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators and served as a director of the IAAI for several years.
Following his retirement, he worked as the groundskeeper at Park Falls Country Club, where he was also a director. He also worked as a private investigator.
He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church.
He enjoyed golf, walking and playing cards and was an avid sports fan.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Fay (Joe) Maschke of Merrill and Mary (Randy) Gay of Kendalia, TX; a grandson; a brother, Billy (Martha) Fremming of Wausau; a sister, Betty (Roger) Geurink of Schofield; and by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Murray
Marian G. (Riley) Murray, 81, formerly of Park Falls, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, in Green Bay.
Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 23, at St. Eugene's Catholic Church, Fox Point.
She is survived by two daughters, Kathleen (Gary) Thompson of Minneapolis, MN, and Mary (Mark) McMullen of Green Bay; four grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth (Donna) Riley of Santa Barbara, CA; and by nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William; two sisters, Frances Kelsey and Dorothy Herman; and four brothers, Leonard, James, Ray and Jack Riley.

Schwert
Dorothy Schwert, 75, of Pulaski, died Monday, Nov. 15, 1999, in Green Bay.
Services were held Friday, Nov. 19, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Butternut; Rev. Jeff Dolbratz officiating.
Burial was in Butternut Union Cemetery.
She was born March 27, 1924. Her parents were Levi and Ella Lenuson.
She married Clarence Schwert March 15, 1943. He preceded her in death in 1996.
She is survived by a daugher, Sue (David) Killinger of Pulaski; a grandson; and a granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and an infant son, Daniel.

Kempf
Lawrence L. "Cherry" Kempf, 83, of Glidden, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999, at Flambeau Hospital, Park Falls.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, Nov. 30, at Most Precious Blood Cemetery, Glidden; Rev. Michael Paholke officiating.
He was born Sept. 16, 1916, in Glidden; and was a life-long resident of Glidden. His parents were Christopher and Anna (Voght) Kempf.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He married Shirley McClaire Jan. 23, 1946.
He was owner and operator of Kempf's Mobil Service Station in Glidden for 30 years.
He was a member of the Glidden Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Posts, a cashier and past grand marshall of the Glidden Community Fair and was active in community government.
He is survived by his wife; six children, Larry (Kathryn) Kempf and Tom Kempf, both of Burlington, Mark (Bobbie) Kempf of Schaumburg, IL, Barney (Mary) Kempf of Oshkosh, Shelley (Rich) Hamilton of Glidden and Lisa Kempf of Pewaukee; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marge Eineichner of Glidden and Ella Milewski of South Milwaukee; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and by nine brothers and sisters.

Kurtz
Ruth A. Kurtz, 69, of Lac du Flambeau, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, at Flambeau Hospital, Park Falls.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 2, at Pine Forest Lodge, Pike Lake.
She was born Feb. 6, 1930, in Milwaukee. Her parents were Carl and Gladys (Reynolds) Geigler.
After graduating from high school, she received her bachelors degree in teaching from Wisconsin State College in 1953. She received her registered nurse degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 1975.
She married Rueben William Kurtz May 29, 1954, in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death in 1988.
She moved to Pike Lake in 1996.
She was a pilot and member of the Civil Air Patrol in Milwaukee. She was a member of the Pikette's, the Pike Lake Association and the Pike Lake Book Club.
She is survived by two children, Darrel (Shelley) Kurtz of Madison and Cheryl (Teresa) Smith of Milwaukee; two grandchildren; a sister, Carlarae Dobratz of Egg Harbor; a step-sister, Vivian Mangelsdorf of Milwaukee; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-mother, Helen Geigler; her husband; two brothers, Edward and James Geigler; and a half-brother, Ivan Babbitt.
Memorials may be made to the Pike Lake First Responders.

DuLong
Allen D. DuLong, 45, of Schofield, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, in the town of Plover.
Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 30, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Weston; Rev Daniel Farley officiating.
He was born Oct. 8, 1954, in Hibbing, MN. His parents were Charles DuLong and the late Audrey Anderson.
He married Diane M. Schrader Sept. 26, 1993, at Oak Island Park in Wausau.
He was a supervisor at Eastbay.
He served with the seabees in the U.S. Navy.
He loved spending quality time with his family and enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Travis; a daughter, McKayla; his father; a sister, Marion (Gary) Cotton of Cedar, MN; his father- and mother-in-law, Ed and Trudy Schrader of Park Falls; a brother-in-law, Michael (Jean) Schrader of Chicago; a sister-in-law, Lauri Schrader of Park Falls; special in-laws Jan Reimer and Peter Stuhr, both of Schofield; and special friends Lori and Tom Collins.

Rathsack
Sterling (Mike) L. Rathsack of Butternut died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, in the Palliative Care Unit of St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield.
CmSgt. (retired) Rathsack served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and in the U.S. Army Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 23 years of military service.
He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 300 of Park Falls.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joan M. (Tenpas) Rathsack; a daughter, Lynn C. (Jack) Gerlach of Butternut; a son, Sterling L. Rathsack Jr. of Superior; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Upton, Florence W. Upton, 55, of Wyoming, MN, died Monday, Nov. 29, 1999.
A memorial service was held Friday, Dec. 3, at Washburn McReavy Seman Chapel, Coon Rapids, MN; Rev. James Donald of Faith Lutheran Church officiating.
She was born Aug. 28, 1944, in Memphis, TN.
She was employed as a closing assistant for Burnet Title Company for the last three years, following a career with International Paper and Weyerhauser Corp.
She is survived by her husband, George; a son, Neal; her mother, Mary Wilson Tucker of Memphis, TN; a brother, Neil Tucker of Memphis; and three sisters, Mary Beth Tucker of Memphis, Virginia Watters of Mobile, AL, and Cornelia Shannon of Rush Center, KS.

Brusch
Robert "Ike" Brusch, 34, of Springstead, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999.
A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, at Ascension Lutheran Church, Minocqua.
He was born Aug. 4, 1965. His parents were Donald L. and Ora Mae (Calnon) Brusch.
He worked in construction and automotive repair.
He loved hunting, fishing and trapping.
He is survived by three brothers, Tom (Susan) Brusch of Galena, IL, Dan (Sandra) Brusch of New Berlin and Don (Carolyn) Brusch of Arbor Vitae; three sisters, Donna Marvel of Illinois, Terrey (Richard) Botruff of Elkhart, IN, and JoAnn (James) Strobush of Willmington, NC; and by nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Heisler
Joseph Heisler, 92, of Park Falls, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at Flambeau Hospital, Park Falls.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 16, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Park Falls; Rev. Henry Boynton officiating.
Visitation is at the church today from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.
Burial will be in Nola Cemetery, Park Falls.
He was born Jan. 8, 1907, in Austria. His parents were Frank and Mary (Malach) Heisler.
He grew up and attended school in Lugerville and in Park Falls. He graduated from high school in Park Falls.
He married Dorothy Black Sept. 11, 1933. She preceded him in death.
He was a bookkeeper/accountant for Rabenowich Department Store in Park Falls for many years and later worked for the Flambeau Milling Company in Phillips and Rabenowich Mens Store in Park Falls. He also worked for Koshak Construction in Park Falls and Northern Hardwoods Veneer in Butternut.
He was very active at First Congregational Church in Park Falls, where he served as treasurer from 1938 to 1955. He was a junior deacon and then a lifetime senior deacon. He also taught Sunday school at the church.
He is survived by a daughter, Mary (Ted) Kulp of Chalfont, PA; a granddaughter; two sisters, Mary Koenig of Eugene, OR, and Lydia (Adrian) DeVriend of Hayward; a brother, Emil of Park Falls; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and four brothers, Frank Jr., Bohmil, Edward and Oswald Heisler.
Memorials may be made to the Congregational Church Memorial Fund.

Steinhagen
William O. Steinhagen, 83, of Eau Claire, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, at The Clairemont Nursing Home, Eau Claire.
Private internment was held at Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield.
He was born Oct. 12, 1916, in Milwaukee.
He was a veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred; a daughter, Mary Ann (William) Schreiner; two step-sons, Donald (Betty) Boeck and Roger (Barbara) Boeck of Park Falls; a step-daughter, Arlene (John) Heiden; Mildred's children, Arlene (Donald) Ocker of Fifield, Gary Kukla and Patrick Williams; and by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy; his parents; and three brothers.

Storm
Albert L. Storm, 89, of Butternut, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at Park Manor Nursing Home, Park Falls.
A private memorial service was held.
He was born March 12, 1910, in Jump River. His parents were Ole and Fanny (Warner) Storm.
He grew up and attended school in Jump River.
He married Imogene Gilreath Dec. 4, 1937. She preceded him in death.
The couple moved to Butternut in 1938.
He was a truck driver until his retirement in the late 1960s.
He is survived by a daughter, Rose (Harold Jr.) Herbst of Butternut; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and by other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife; a daughter, Lucky Louise Linsmeyer; and a grandson, Freddie Linsmeyer.

Dul
John Dul, 78, of Butternut, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, at Flambeau Hospital, Park Falls.
Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Butternut; Father James Jackson officiating.
A parish prayer vigil was held Tuesday, Dec. 28, at the Novitzke Funeral Home, Park Falls.
Burial was in St. Cecelia Cemetery, Butternut.
He was born March 7, 1921, in Butternut. His parents were Joseph and Sophie (Coepech) Dul.
He grew up and attended school in Butternut.
He moved to the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage area in 1959. He returned to Butternut in 1996.
He is survived by Julie (Phil) Swenson, Bernie Dul, Juli Dul, Jeremy Dul, Carol (Joseph) Zilinger and by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Jacobson
Elizabeth Jacobson, 53, of Glidden, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, at her home.
Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Glidden; Rev. Michael Paholke officiating.
She was born March 25, 1946, in Phillips. Her parents were Joseph and Anna (Pusharich) Korab.
She grew up and attended school in Lugerville and Phillips and graduated from Phillips High School.
She moved to Milwaukee in 1964 and to Wausau in 1965.
She married Wilbert "Fred" Jacobson Aug. 15, 1966, in Wausau.
The couple moved to Hartford, where they lived until 1972, when the family moved to the Glidden area.
A homemaker, she operated the family farm with her husband and children, and also worked for 13 years at Winter Woods in Glidden.
She is survived by her husband; four children, Brenda (David) Lindner of Tullahoma, TN, and Mary (Robert) Petroski, John Jacobson and Donna Jacobson, all of Glidden; two granddaughters; five sisters, Mary (Walter) Janicek of Phillips, Helen Trapp, Emily Semande and Kathleen (Ken) Hoffman, all of Wausau, and Annie (Bill) Muelling of Marathon City; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and by a sister, Dorothy.

Kuehl
Louise Kuehl, 96, of Park Falls, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at Park Manor Nursing Home, Park Falls.
Services were held Monday, Dec. 27, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Rev. Henry Boynton officiating.
Burial was in Nola Cemetery, Park Falls.
She was born Dec. 18, 1903, in Iron River. Her parents were Hans and Agnes (Duby) Moxness.
She was a graduate of Park Falls High School.
She married Leonard C. Kuehl Aug. 18, 1923, in Bessemer, MI.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Grey Ladies, the American Red Cross and the Flambeau Hospital Auxiliary.
She was very active at First Congretational Church and was a supporter of and contributor to both the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Northland College in Ashland.
She was the presenter of Betty Lou Kuehl scholarships to Park Falls High School graduates.
She is survived by a son, Leonard "Bus" (Dorothy) Kuehl of Park Falls; four grandchldren; and by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her daughter, Betty Lou; and by six sisters and a brother.
Smith, Tom Smith, 70, of Three Lakes, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999, at Howard Young Medical Center, Woodruff.
Services were held Thursday, Dec. 23, at Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home, Eagle River.
He worked for the USDA Forest Service and was a sawmill owner.
He was an Army veteran and a member of The American Legion.
He liked to hunt and enjoyed polka and marching music.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Blakely); a daughter, Lindy O'Meara of Park Falls, two sons, Thomas Smith and Timothy (Amy) Smith, both of Park Falls; and a sister, Helen Kincaid of Illinois.

Sollberger
Isabelle Sollberger, 93, of Athens, and formerly of Park Falls, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, in Medford.
Services were held Monday, Nov. 29, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Athens.
Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Athens.
She was born June 26, 1906, in Park Falls. Her parents were Peter and Annie (Woodie) Hoffman.
She married Ernest Sollberger June 20, 1928, in Park Falls. He preceded her in death Nov. 25, 1984.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by a daughter, Joan (Gilbert) Speers of Robbinsdale, MN; two brothers, Herbert Hoffman of Camden, AR, and James (Dorothy) Hoffmann of Donnellson, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, Willard and Harlan Sollberger; four sisters, Helen Hoffman, Christine Hoffman, Margaret Schultz and Elizabeth Linsmeyer; and six brothers, Albert, Bernard, Arthur, Fred, Carl and George Hoffman.


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