|Rae V. Capelle
Rae V. Capelle, 74, Medford, died Wednesday, August 11, at Memorial
Nursing Home in Medford. Funeral services were held Friday, August 13,
at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford with Rev. Dennis Meulemans officiating.
Cremainal interment took place in St. Andrew Cemetery in the Town of
Visitation and a Prayer service were held at Hemer Funeral Home in
Rae V. Capelle was born October 15, 1924, in Medford to Otto and Hulda
(Klug) Capelle. He attended the Wisconsin State School for the Deaf in
Delevan and also Eau Claire Vocational School for two years. His marriage
to Della Rose Kennedy took place on November 23, 1961, in Chicago.
He resided and worked in Chicago for a pharmaceutical company for 18
years. In 1974, he returned to Medford and was employed at Weather Shield
Mfg. until retiring in 1985. He entered Memorial Nursing Home in 1996.
He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Della of Memorial Nursing Home in Medford;
one brother, Rolland (Dorothy) Capelle of Tallahassee, Fla.; and one sister,
Loretta Kraemer of Monona.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Florence Pries;
and four brothers, Melvin, Glen, Everett, and Clarence Capelle.
Adelbert W. Decker
Adelbert W. "Del" Decker, 85, of Chippewa Falls, died Monday, August
9, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. Funeral services were held Friday,
August 13, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Chippewa Falls with Rev. Edmund
Burial was held in Forest Hill Cemetery in Chippewa Falls.
Visitation and a Christian Vigil service were held at Horan Funeral
Home in Chippewa Falls.
Adelbert W. Decker was born November 8, 1913, in Poniatowski, Marathon
County, to George and Clara (Stroota) Decker and was raised in Dorchester.
His marriage to Arlene F. Fritsche took place on November 6, 1934.
He and his wife resided in Stetsonville. In 1942, they moved to Eau
Claire and settled on a farm in the Town of Seymour where they lived for
more than 50 years. He worked at Sterling Pulp and Paper Company in Eau
Claire as a wood scaler for 30 years. He then worked at EDI in Chippewa
Falls for seven years before his retirement. He enjoyed playing cards.
He was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church, the Loyal Order of Moose
246 and a past president and long-time member of the Eagle's Aerie 2213.
Survivors include his wife, Arlene; three sons, James (Audrey) of Mukwonago,
Dale (Robin) of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and David (Berdine) Decker of Bloomer;
six daughters, Phyllis (Alvin) Johnson and Diane (Charles) McCreary, both
of Chippewa Falls, Sharon (Robert) Connell of New Haven, Ind., Carol (Steven)
Day of Altoona, Judy (Dennis) Olichwier of Willard, and Paula (Michael)
Ericksen of Sturtevant; one sister, Roselind Didier of Dorchester; one
brother, Ben Decker of Oconomowoc; 27 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren;
and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Delores Zylka
and Margaret "Peg" Thurlwell; two brothers, Oscar and Myron "Mike" Decker;
one son, Galen on August 9, 1978; and one great-granddaughter, Emily Kremer.
Jerome Junior "Jerry" Doubek, 73, Spring Lake Park, Minn., died Tuesday,
August 10, at his home. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 14,
at Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Home in Rib Lake with Rev. John Meyer officiating.
Burial took place in Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake. Pallbearers were
Marvin, Bob, Jerry, and John Doubek, Bob Leonhard, and David Glenzer.
Jerome Doubek was born April 18, 1926, in Milwaukee to Jerry and Marie
(Krushat) Doubek. He attended Ward Elementary School in Rib Lake. He served
in the US Navy during World War II. On May 19, 1951, he married Rae Jean
Glenzer at St. John's Lutheran Church.
He was employed at Woodman Manufacturing in production for 23 years
and then as a machine operator at Barry Blowers for nine years. He retired
in 1988. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and hunting.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Rib Lake and of the
Circle X American Legion Post 566.
Survivors include two sons, Bill (Fay) and Dennis (Mary) Doubek, both
of Circle Pines, Minn.; two brothers, Bob (Julie) of Hanover Park, Ill.,
and Marvin (Emy Lou) Doubek of Rice Lake; a sister, June Doubek of Rib
Lake; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Rae Jean on March
Phillip Flock, 80, Gilman, died Wednesday, August 11, at Zastrow Care
Center in Gilman. Funeral services were held Monday, August 16, at SS.
Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman with Rev. Phillip Juza officiating.
Burial was held in Meadowbrook Cemetery in Gilman.
Gilman Funeral Home in Gilman assisted the family with arrangements.
Phillip Flock was born November 4, 1918, in Melvina to Casper and Mary
(Willger) Flock. The family moved to Gilman and he grew up there.
Survivors include his stepfather, Jerry O'Connell of Gilman; three
brothers, Richard of Burlington, Leo of Racine and Robert Flock of Iron
River; four sisters, Catherine Kexel of Marshfield, Ruth Staudinger of
Racine, Agnes Frankie of Iron River, and Caroline Sydlo of Union Grove;
and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ted; and two
sisters, Marie Pawlik and Eleanor Krapp.
Edna E. Knight
Edna E. Knight, 83, of the Town of Hill, died Thursday, August 12,
at her home under the care of Hope Hospice. Funeral services were held
Monday, August 16, at First Lutheran Church in Ogema with Rev. Tim Schueler
Burial was held in Mount Olive Cemetery in Westboro. Pallbearers were
Joseph, John, Scott, and Eric Wojcik, Rocky and Wade Knight, and Keith
Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Home in Rib Lake was in charge of arrangements.
The former Edna E. Pratt was born January 26, 1916, in Tampico, Ill.,
to Ralph and Hilda (Olson) Pratt. She attended area schools in Tampico
and was a school mate of Ronald Reagan while attending high school there.
Her marriage to Melvin Knight took place in August 1932 in Tampico.
She and her husband farmed in Illinois and in 1944, moved from Dixon
to Wisconsin where they also farmed. She also drove school bus for the
former Leavitt Creek School, worked at the former Gem Products shoe factory
in Rib Lake and was an Avon representative. She enjoyed traveling and spending
winters in Texas and the South. She also enjoyed gardening, flowers, crafts,
She was a member of First Lutheran Church and of the Hill Homemakers
Survivors include her husband, Melvin; three sons, Everett (Mary Jo),
Arlie (Carol) and William Knight, all of Ogema; a daughter, Sharon (Joe)
Wojcik of Westboro; three sisters, Alice Blackert of Princeton, Ill., Emma
Mae Beard of Hemet, Calif., and Martha Plautz of Zebulon, N.C.; a sister-in-law,
Alice Pratt of Profitstown, Ill.; 14 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Everett Pratt;
and one granddaughter, Laura Knight.
Betty Lou Lentz
Word has been received of the death of Betty Lou Lentz of Gamaliel,
Ark., who died July 29 in St. Louis, Mo.
She is survived by her husband, Rhinehart "Rhiney" Lentz, formerly
of the Withee area; a son, Randy (Colleen) Lentz of Curtiss; three daughters,
Vicki (Rick) Faude of Withee, Wendy (Steve) Lund of Geneva, Ill., and Joanie
(Dennis) Helfert of Plainfield, Ill.; a son-in-law, Lannie Faude of Withee;
11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents; a brother; and two daughters,
Jacquelin in 1957 and Colleen in 1994.
Melvin E. Olson
Melvin Edward "Ole" Olson, 74, of Medford, died Saturday, August 14,
at his residence under the care of Hope Hospice. A memorial service was
held Monday, August 16, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Medford
with Rev. Roy Williams officiating.
Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Home in Medford assisted the family.
Melvin E. Olson was born October 2, 1924, in Medford to Oscar and Alma
(Christianson) Olson. He attended the Hillside and Rib Lake grade schools
and graduated from Rib Lake High School in 1942. During World War II, he
was employed at a defense factory in Milwaukee. He then attended the University
of Wisconsin-Stout where he received a Bachelor's degree in industrial
arts in 1949 and a Master's degree in 1952.
On June 24, 1950, he married Elaine Marie Johnson at Trinity Ev. Lutheran
Church in Waupaca. He was employed as an industrial arts teacher at Milwaukee
Technical High School from 1949 until retiring in 1986. He enjoyed hunting,
fishing, golfing, bowling, and cribbage.
He was a member of St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church and had been very
active at St. Luke's Ev. Lutheran Church in Greendale. He was a retired
member of the Milwaukee Industrial Arts Association, the Wisconsin Education
Association and the Milwaukee Education Association and a former member
of the Sons of Norway.
Survivors include his wife, Elaine; one son, Dan Lee (Sharon) Olson
of Medford; a daughter, JoEllen Marie (Rick) Rhoden of New Berlin; a brother,
Wayne (Karen) Olson of Greendale; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;
and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, James Oscar Olson
Virginia M. Baker
Virginia Mary Baker, 81, Gilman, died Saturday, May 8. Funeral services
were held Wednesday, May 12, at Gilman Funeral Home in Gilman with Rev.
Jerry Meyer officiating.
Burial took place in St. Mary's Cemetery in Huron. Grandsons served
The former Virginia M. Poulin was born November 19, 1917, in Cloquet,
Minn., to Joseph and Clara (Osborne) Poulin. She moved with her family
to Milwaukee and grew up there. Her marriage to Clyde Baker took place
She and her husband lived in Milwaukee until moving to Gilman in 1991.
Survivors include three daughters, Delores (William) Baker of Gilman,
Jeanie (Jerry) Dohm of Eau Claire and Sandy (John) Gasparetti of Oak Creek;
two sons, Clyde Jr. (Marilyn) of Germantown and Robert (Lynne) Baker of
Cascade; two sisters, Clara Fischer of Wautoma and Mae June Jensen of Milwaukee;
12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clyde in November
1998; and seven brothers and sisters.
Teresa M. Dingwall
Word has been received of the death of Teresa M. Dingwall, 93, formerly
of Medford, who died April 27 at Shawano.
Funeral services were held April 29 at St. Rose Catholic Church in
Clintonville with Rev. Mark J. Schommer officiating. Burial was held in
Graceland Cemetery in Clintonville.
Teresa was born May 12, 1905 in the Town of Deer Creek, Outagamie County.
She worked at Eddie's Bakery in Medford for almost 20 years.
Vernice T. Herman
Former Gilman resident Vernice Theresa Herman, 83, of Sun Prairie,
died Tuesday, May 4, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. Funeral services
were held Friday, May 7, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman
with Rev. James Bartelme officiating.
Burial was held in Meadowbrook Cemetery in Gilman. Grandsons served
Visitation and a Rosary service were held at Gilman Funeral Home in
The former Vernice T. Wood was born May 24, 1915, in Aniwa to the late
George and Mary (Stroka) Wood. She grew up in the Donald area. Her marriage
to Anton "Peanuts" Herman took place on September 4, 1933, at SS. Peter
and Paul Catholic Church. He died in 1983.
She and her husband moved to Milwaukee in 1941. In 1971, they retired
and returned to Gilman. She moved to the Madison area over a year ago.
Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Bruneau of Crestview, Fla.,
and Joan (Robert) Dunn of Milwaukee; one son, Michael (Veronica) Herman
of Madison; four sisters, Tillie Wesenberg of Gilman, Sally Kmiecik of
Franklin, Ethel (Edward) Lang of Mauston, and Pat (Emil) Samplawski of
Montana; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in
death by one son, Roger; three brothers, Albert, Daniel and LaVerne Wood;
and one sister, Kathleen Hopp.
Frieda E. Klein
Frieda Emma Klein, 93, formerly of Rib Lake, died Saturday, May 8,
at Continental Manor Nursing Home in Abbotsford. Funeral services were
held Wednesday, May 12, at St. John's Lutheran Church in the Town of Wien
with Rev. Roger Moldenhauer officiating.
Burial took place in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Dennis Punke,
Lloyd Schultz, Greg Stark, Norman Witucki, Leonard Barnowski, and Randy
Kraemer Funeral Home in Edgar was in charge of arrangements.
The former Frieda E. Zuleger was born November 5, 1905, in Medford
to Otto and Mathilda (Frischman) Zuleger. Her marriage to George Klein
took place on August 27, 1930, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Whittlesey.
She and her husband lived in Rib Lake until 1946. They then moved to
the Town of Wien where they farmed until 1980. She enjoyed raising gladiolas.
Survivors include her husband, George of Abbotsford; two sisters, Ann
Ledesma of Medford and Hildegarde Bosse of Green Bay; and three brothers,
John and Hilbert (Frances), both of Medford, and Alvin Zuleger of Forest
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Alfred and Frank Zuleger.
Word has been received of the death of Bill Marvin, 52, of Stillwater,
Minn., who died Friday, May 7, in an auto accident in Phoenix, Ariz. A
memorial service will be held from 4-7 p.m. with a service of remembrance
and reflection at 7 p.m. at Wulff Family Services in Woodbury, Minn., on
Friday, May 14.
Bill Marvin was an employee of 3M Company in St. Paul for 30 years.
He married the former Deb Ludwig, who is the daughter of Martha Damm of
Stetsonville and the late Ray Ludwig.
He is survived by his wife, Deb; a son, Robert of Chicago; a daughter,
Tracey of Seattle; stepchildren, Logan and Kayli Sova, at home; and other
relatives, friends and club brothers.
Emma B. Pelham
Rib Lake native Emma Bertha Pelham, 86, of Cassopolis, Mich., died
Monday May 3, at Lee Memorial Hospital in Dowagiac, Mich. There was no
funeral or memorial service. The body was cremated.
Connelly Funeral Home in Cassopolis handled the arrangements.
The former Emma B. Sekadlo was born August 29, 1912, in Rib Lake to
John and Bertha Kocar Sekadlo. She attended Rib Lake public schools. Her
marriage to Hubert Pelham took place on April 19, 1941, in Dubuque, Iowa.
She and her husband lived in Medford for 23 years when he was a printer
pressman at The Star News. She was a store clerk at the Rib Lake Lumber
Company Store and other stores in Rib Lake and Medford. During World War
II, she worked at the Golden Nugget Candy Factory in San Francisco, Calif.
She ended her working years correlating printed material for the Cassopolis
Vigilant. She enjoyed fishing and reading numerous newspapers.
Survivors include her husband, Hubert; a brother, Louis Sekadlo of
Medford; a sister-in-law, Ellen K. Pelham of San Leandro, Calif.; nieces
and nephews; and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters.
Bernice Ruth Smith, 80, of the Town of Hoard, died Saturday, May 8,
at Memorial Hospital in Medford. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May
11, at Maurina Funeral Home in Owen with Rev. Paul Petersen officiating.
Burial was held in Riverside Cemetery in Withee. Pallbearers were Rick,
Tom, Randy, and Jerald Hamm, and Joel and Shaun Peterson.
The former Bernice R. Hamm was born November 1, 1918, in the Town of
Hoard, rural Owen, to Fred and Elsie (Smith) Hamm. She received her education
at the Hoard Center School and Owen High School. Her marriage to Milford
W. Smith took place on June 11, 1949, in Greenwood. They later divorced.
After receiving her education, she moved to Chicago where she did domestic
work. During World War II, she returned to Owen and was employed with Master
Package. Following their marriage, she and her husband farmed in the Town
of Hoard and later owned and operated a trucking business. She retired
in 1977. She enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include a daughter, Sandra (Robert) Peterson of Owen; one
brother, Harold Hamm of Owen; three grandchildren; and many nieces and
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Duane in February
1968; and three brothers, Raymond, Robert and Harry Hamm.
Anna K. White
Anna K. White, 94, of Stetsonville, died Sunday, May 9, at Colonial
Center Nursing Home in Colby where she had resided for one month.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 12, at Holy Rosary Catholic
Church in Medford with Rev. Dennis Meulemans officiating.
Burial was held in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Medford. Pallbearers
were John Fleischmann, Dave Spencer, Pat Gazda, and Brian, Kurt and Steve
Visitation and a Rosary service were held at Hemer Funeral Home in
The former Anna K. Demerath was born August 26, 1904, in Medford to
the late Peter and Barbara (Georg) Demerath. She attended Holy Rosary Parochial
School and graduated from Medford High School and Taylor County Normal
School. Her marriage to Richard G. White took place on July 9, 1935, at
Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. He preceded her in death on May
She taught elementary education in rural Taylor County schools for
many years. She later taught at Holy Rosary Catholic Church until her retirement.
Her hobbies were knitting and crocheting.
She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and a former member
of Our Ladies of Holy Rosary and of GUG Germania. She also had served as
secretary of the Medford Catholic Knights for a number of years.
Survivors include a son, Grant (Cathy) White of Plover; three sisters,
Barbara (Robert) Gauerke of Wausau, Betty (Tony) Fleischmann of Stetsonville
and Nancy (James) Ortlieb of Dorchester; four sisters-in-law, Anna Paulson
and Irene Stelzel, both of Stetsonville, and Beulah Metz and Verna White,
both of Medford; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in
death by two sisters, Agnes White and Elizabeth Gallistel, and a brother,
Walter R. Abitz
Walter R. Abitz, 92, of the Town of Browning, died Saturday, May 15,
at his home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 18, at St. Andrew
Ev. Lutheran Church in the Town of Goodrich with Rev. Carl J. Busse officiating.
Burial was held in Medford Evergreen Cemetery II. Pallbearers were
Peter and Willard Faber, Lyle Dahl, Emil Paur, Rudy Lemke, and Ken Nowak.
Hemer Funeral Home in Medford assisted the family with the arrangements.
Walter R. Abitz was born July 25, 1906, in Germany to Gustav Friedrich
and Henrietta Louise (Hess) Abitz. He came to the United States with his
parents as a youngster and settled on a farm in the Town of Browning. He
received his education in schools there. On February 20, 1954, he married
Herta Kruger in the Town of Goodrich.
He was employed in the lumber camps and worked in the grain fields
of the western states. He then farmed in the Town of Browning. While farming,
he was also employed in road construction, carpentry and for Widmer Construction
at various times. He retired in 1978 and enjoyed gardening, woods work
He was a member of St. Andrew Ev. Lutheran Church. He was also a member
of the Gad Band in the 1930s and had played for dances held at Gad.
Survivors include his wife, Herta; a daughter, Ingrid (Donald) Purvis
of the Town of Browning; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters; and four brothers.
Alice L. Karsten
Alice L. Karsten, 86, of Abbotsford, died Wednesday, May 12, at Continental
Manor Nursing Home in Abbotsford where she had resided since August 1997.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 17, at Christ Lutheran Church in
Abbotsford with Rev. Paul C. Hunsicker officiating.
Burial was held in Abbotsford Public Cemetery. Pallbearers were Leonard
and Mike Schindler, Tim Matson, and Ryan, Brandon and Sean Karsten.
Maurina Funeral Home in Abbotsford was in charge of the arrangements.
The former Alice L. Staffeil was born February 11, 1913, in Colby to
the late William and Emma (Dins) Staffeil. She graduated from Colby High
School and then attended Stevens Point Normal School. Her marriage to Harry
Karsten took place on January 15, 1940, in Iowa. He died on June 4, 1975.
She and her husband farmed in the Town of Colby, rural Curtiss, until
retiring. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and gardening.
She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her children, Jean Miller and Ronald (Susan) Karsten,
both of Curtiss; three sisters, Laura Schmidt, Aurilla Bowen and Leona
(William) Koffarnus, all of Colby; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Roger Staffeil.
Herbert A. Kelnhofer, 68, of Wisconsin Rapids, died May 9 at his residence.
Funeral services were held May 12 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Wisconsin
Rapids with Rev. John Hogan officiating.
Entombment took place in Forest Hill Mausoleum with military rites
by Hagerstrom Rude Young Clark American Legion Post 9. Pallbearers were
Tom Kelnhofer, Drew Hamel, Don Mancl, Randy Kubisiak, Dennis Schultz, and
Visitation and a wake service were held at Taylor Funeral Home in Wisconsin
Herbert A. Kelnhofer was born October 8, 1930, in Blenker to Frank
and Margaret (Tauschek) Kelnhofer. He married Marjorie Dunkel on October
21, 1952, in Blenker.
In his early years, he was employed by Biron Cranberry Company. He
then served in the Wisconsin National Guard. In 1953, he joined the US
Army and served until February 1955. He then worked as a turbine operator
for Consolidated Papers Inc. until retiring in 1994. He was an avid Packers
fan and enjoyed his motorcycle, woodworking and baseball.
He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and of the Catholic
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie; three daughters, Cindy Hamel
of Nekoosa, Kim (Randy) Kubisiak of Wisconsin Rapids and Kay (Dennis) Schultz
of Spencer; a son, Tom Kelnhofer of Oshkosh; one brother, James (Charlene)
Kelnhofer of Richardson, Texas; two sisters, Marie (George S.) Lang of
Arpin and Margaret Mancl of Marshfield; two stepsisters, Lillian Winkles
of Riceville, Iowa, and Mary Ashbeck of Wisconsin Rapids; two sisters-in-law,
Mae Kelnhofer of Wisconsin Rapids and Rachel Kelnhofer of San Antonio,
Texas; and five grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents; his stepmother, Theresa (Rickl)
Kelnhofer; two brothers, George F. and Michael; and one sister, Sister
M. Theresette "Anna" Kelnhofer.
Ann L. Konsella
Ann L. Konsella, 86, of Gilman, died Wednesday, May 12, at Zastrow
Care Center in Gilman. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 15, at
Holy Family Catholic Church with Rev. Robert Nelson officiating.
Burial took place in Holy Family Cemetery in Stanley.
Gilman Funeral Home in Gilman handled the arrangements.
The former Ann L. Shortell was born June 27, 1912, in Kimball, S.D.,
to Patrick and Anna (Tooney) Shortell. The family moved to southern Wisconsin
in 1919 and later to a farm in the Thorp area. Her marriage to August Konsella
took place on September 4, 1935, at St. Mary's Church in Stanley. He died
on May 18, 1982.
She and her husband moved to a farm in the Town of Cleveland in 1936
and farmed there for many years.
Survivors include a brother, Vernon Shortell of King, and many nieces
In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents;
four brothers, John, Dale, Frank, and Alvin; and three sisters, Marjorie
Konsella, Eleanor Shortell and Lillian Olson.
Ellen Martha Osolkowski, 73, of Medford, died Sunday, May 16, at her
home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 20, at Holy
Rosary Catholic Church in Medford with Rev. Dennis Meulemans officiating.
Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in the Town of Holway. Pallbearers
will be Robert, Neil and Christopher Blume, Jason Mengel, David Casey,
and Randy Busse.
Visitation at Maurina Funeral Home in Abbotsford will be from 4-8 p.m.
on Wednesday, May 19, with a Rosary service at 6 p.m.
The former Ellen M. Blume was born June 29, 1925, to Ludwig and Ann
(Heil) Blume. Her marriage to Joseph M. Osolkowski took place on October
25, 1947, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Owen.
She and her husband lived in Milwaukee where he was employed with the
Chicago Northwestern Railroad for 33 years. They retired in 1980 and moved
to Curtiss. After the death of her husband on October 10, 1995, she moved
to Medford. She enjoyed reading and crocheting.
She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Linda (David Casey) Osolkowski of
Rib Lake, Rita Osolkowski of San Francisco, Calif., and Ruth Mengel of
Medford; a son, John (friend Colleen) Osolkowski of Medford, Ore.; two
brothers, her twin Alfred of Dorchester and Arthur Blume of Mosinee; one
sister, Catherine (Eugene) Purgett of Germantown; and five grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by many
brothers and sisters.
Frieda M. Peter
Frieda Magedaline Peter, 93, formerly of the Town of Deer Creek, died
Saturday, May 15, at Mount View Care Center in Wausau. Funeral services
were held Tuesday, May 18, at Maurina Funeral Home in Abbotsford with Rev.
Raymond Connor officiating.
Burial was held in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers were Duwayne
and Bryon Gumz, Terrie and Dale Fiedler, and Bruce and Robert Peter.
The former Frieda Weinke was born January 3, 1906, in the Town of Stettin,
Marathon County, to the late Julious and Martha (Wendorf) Weinke. Her marriage
to Henry Peter took place on June 9, 1926, at Stettin Lutheran Church.
She and her husband farmed in the Town of Deer Creek until 1954 when
they moved to Abbotsford. After the death of her husband, Henry on April
28, 1969, she moved to Colby and lived with her daughter, Elaine, for 25
years. She later moved to Wausau to be with her son, Alfred. She entered
the nursing home October 19, 1998.
Survivors include her daughters, Adeline (Eugene) Fiedler of Two Rivers
and Elaine (Leonard) Gumz of Colby; her son, Alfred of Wausau; one brother,
Alfred (Arleen) Weinke of Rib Lake; one sister, Edith (Henry) Lehman of
Wausau; a sister-in-law, Margaretta Weinke of Park Falls; 12 grandchildren;
25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was also preceded in death by one sister, Erna Remus; one brother,
Fred Weinke; and two great-grandchildren.
Viola "Vi" Schmidt, 91, of Medford, died Friday, May 14, at Memorial
Nursing Home in Medford where she had resided for 10 days. Funeral services
were held Monday, May 17, at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford with Rev. Roy
D. Williams officiating.
Burial took place in Medford Evergreen Cemetery II. Pallbearers were
Norman Franck, Jonathon and Raymond Griesbach, Jim Messman, Clarence Zirngible,
and Donald Walworth.
The former Viola Mathias was born January 6, 1908, in Janesville to
Bert and Julia (Roberts) Mathias. In 1914, she and her parents moved to
Taylor County and she attended Medford area schools. Following her education,
she farmed and did woods work in the Town of Grover, and also transported
children to school. She moved to Milwaukee in the late 1930s and was employed
in a tannery and also worked in restaurants.
She married Frank J. Schmidt on September 4, 1943, in Milwaukee. They
returned to Taylor County and farmed in the Town of Molitor and later in
Lublin. She had also been employed at various restaurants including Milly's
Bowling, the Coffee Cup and the Pals Cafe, all in Medford. In 1957, they
retired and moved to the Town of Medford. They moved to the City of Medford
in 1970. She enjoyed crocheting, quilt making and needlepoint.
She was active in the Happy Americans Club and its nutrition program
and also volunteered at The Little Store in Medford.
Survivors include a son, Harold (Melanie) Schmidt of Michigan City,
Ind.; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank on May
8, 1990; two brothers, Herbert in infancy and Homer Mathias; and four sisters,
Hazel Griesbach, twins Dora Griesbach and Dorothy Hoeve, and Mary Walworth.
David J. Strebig
David J. Strebig, 56, Medford, died Thursday, May 13, at University
Hospital in Madison. Visitation at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford was held
on Wednesday, May 19.
Cremainal interment was held in Medford Evergreen Cemetery.
David J. Strebig was born April 4, 1943, in the Town of Molitor to
Irvin Paul and Ruth Bertha (Frahner) Strebig. He attended Immanuel Christian
Day School and graduated from Medford High School in 1961. He then entered
the US Army and also served with the National Guard following his discharge.
He was employed in Spencer for a period of time and was currently employed
at Hurd Millwork in Medford. He was a part-time local musky fishing guide
for many years and had written several publications on musky fishing. In
his early years, he enjoyed auto racing and currently enjoyed archery shooting.
He was a member of the Local Carpenters & Joiners Union.
Survivors include a sister, Diana (Roy) Schmidt of Waterford; and three
nieces and a nephew.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Olga Ustianowski, 82, formerly of Lublin, died Saturday, May 15, at
Oakbrook Manor in Thorp. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 19,
at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lublin with Rev. James Bartelme officiating.
Burial took place in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers were Frank Zuber,
Jim Penk, Ed Liszewski, Louie Stokosa, Stanley Tokoz, and Joe Szepeniec.
Thorp Funeral Home in Thorp was in charge of arrangements.
The former Olga Stahura was born February 8, 1917, in Collinsville,
Ill., to the late Martin and Caroline (Hallop) Stahura. Her marriage to
Phillip Ustianowski took place on June 14, 1947, at Maternity Blessed Virgin
Mary Church in Chicago, Ill. He died on April 23, 1990.
She and her husband moved to Lublin in 1966 and farmed in the Town
of Roosevelt. She became a resident of Oakbrook Manor this past March.
Survivors include her children, George Ustianowski of Altoona, Paul
Ustianowski of Thorp and Pat Tyler of Lublin; three sisters, Julie Kowoski
of Skokie, Ill., Mildred Stahura of Chicago and Helen Stahura of Illinois;
five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, John.