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Mary Fischer
(1921-1999)
Word has been received of the death of Mary (nee Telisczak) Fischer, 77, of Gilman, who died Thursday, May 20. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 26, at Altstadt-Tyborski Funeral Home in Milwaukee.
Burial was held in Arlington Park Cemetery in Milwaukee.
She is survived by four sons, George (Janet) of Arlington Heights, Ill., David of Gilman, Paul of Dallas, Texas, and James Fischer of Milwaukee; a daughter, Mary (Lloyd) Sell of Franklin; two sisters, Anne Tarris of Gilman and Alice (John) Kalinoski of Wausau; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Alex and Carrie Telisczak; her husband, John Fischer; two brothers, Sam and John Telisczak; and two sisters, Tessie Kuchta and Olga Duppy.

Daisy D. Hanson
(1914-1999)
Daisy Dorothy Hanson, 84, of Brantwood, died Saturday, May 29, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Tomahawk. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 2, at Spirit United Methodist Church with Rev. Judie Jacobson officiating.
Burial took place in Hillcrest Cemetery in Spirit. Pallbearers were David, Mark, James, and Russell Hanson, Kathy Hamlin, Jacqui Hanson-Hietala, and Misty Obgartel.
Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Home in Rib Lake assisted the family with the arrangements.
The former Daisy D. Riggs was born June 14, 1914, in Jacobsen, Minn., to Harry and May (Vanstenberg) Riggs. She grew up in Minnesota and attended grade school there. Her marriage to James F. Hanson took place on September 3, 1935, in Jacobsen.
After their marriage, she and her husband farmed in Pallisade, Minn. In 1951, they moved to Brantwood where they farmed until retiring in 1977. She enjoyed gardening.
She was a member of Spirit United Methodist Church and of the Spirit Homemakers.
Survivors include three sons, Earl (Sandy) and James (Betty), both of Tomahawk, and Kenneth (Vicki) Hanson of Prentice; two brothers, Earl (Hazel) of Duluth, Minn., and Dan (Marlys) Riggs of Bagley, Minn.; one sister, Esther Dengerud of Superior; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James in 1994; one brother, Art Riggs; and two sisters, Martha Scott and Lucy Frye.

Joyce V. Krueger
(1939-1999)
Joyce Violet Krueger, 60, of Rib Lake, died Friday, May 28, at Wausau Hospital in Wausau. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 1, at Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Home in Rib Lake with Rev. Paul Nelson officiating.
Burial was held in Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake. Pallbearers were Allen Christianson, Bob and Bill Marschke, Darwin Zielke, Dan Kraschnewski, and Frank Filas.
The former Joyce V. Jusenius was born February 9, 1939, in Owen to Otto and Gladys (Schauss) Jusenius. Her marriage to William Erwin "Bill" Krueger took place on September 23, 1955, in Medford.
She was a postal clerk at the Rib Lake Post Office for six years. She also trained and showed trick horses and was a breeder of Doberman Pinschers for dog shows. She enjoyed gardening and oil painting.
She was a member of the Doberman Pinscher Club of America and the Paper City Kennel Club.
Survivors include her husband, William; a son, Gary (Patricia) Krueger of Medford; a brother, Otto (Cindy) Jusenius of Houston, Texas; a stepsister, Donna Fox of Onalaska; two grandsons; and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter, Bethany Krueger.

Archie R. Mallo
Archie Ray Mallo, 81, formerly of Hannibal, died Monday, May 24, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where he had resided for one month. Military graveside rites were held in Arco Cemetery in Arco, Idaho, on Friday, May 28.
Archie R. Mallow was a mechanic in the Air Force and served in the islands of the Pacific during World War II. He worked in nuclear power plants near Arco for many years.
Survivors include a daughter, Nora Wakely of Idaho Falls; two sons, Kenneth of Moore, Idaho, and Guy of Rigby, Idaho; two sisters, Lorraine Sharp of Polson, Mont., and Hazel Williams of Hannibal; two brothers, George of Oklahoma City and Irving of Phillipsville, Calif.; grandchildren; and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth; one son, Leon; two brothers, Guy and Hughie; and two sisters, Gladys Ruse and Winnie Goriesky.

William Schoenberger
(1902-1999)
William C. Schoenberger, 96, Medford, died Saturday, May 22, at Memorial Hospital in Medford. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 25, at St. Vincent's Catholic Church with Rev. William Van DeKreeke officiating.
Burial took place in Riverside Cemetery.
Poklasny Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
William C. Schoenberger was born November 14, 1902, in Oshkosh to the late John and Mary (Andrasko) Schoenberger. His marriage to Rosalia Jungwirth took place on June 22, 1926, at St. Vincent's Catholic Church. She died on October 27, 1992.
He was a carpenter by trade. He had worked at Precour Construction for nearly 19 years and at Badge Concrete Construction for four years prior to his retirement.
He was a member of St. Vincent's Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society, and of the Local Carpenters Union.
Survivors include a daughter, Florence Raddatz of San Diego, Calif.; three sons, William (Mary) of Appleton, Richard (Susan) of Onalaska and Paul (Pat) Schoenberger of Medford; one sister, Clara Mirkes of Oshkosh; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and other relatives.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was also preceded in death by four sisters, Mary, Caroline, Anna, and an infant sister; and four brothers, Charles, Albert, Joseph, and an infant brother.

Paul H. Giese
(1914-1999)
Paul H. Giese, 84, Sheldon, died Friday, June 4, at his home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 8, at Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith with Rev. Brent Berkesch officiating.
Burial was held in Woodlawn Cemetery in Sheldon. Military rites were conducted by the Sheldon American Legion Post 316.
Paul H. Giese was born September 7, 1914, in Medford to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Giese. He served in the military for four years. On February 17, 1945, he married Meta H. Kaufman in Lincolnwood, Ill.
He farmed in the Jump River and Sheldon areas. He was also a fire warden for McKinley Township for 35 years.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Meta; two daughters, Carol (Kenneth) Winger of Sheldon and Dorothy Mortimer of Cameron; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Olga L. Hoeft
(1901-1999)
Olga Louisa Hoeft, 98, of Abbotsford, died Tuesday, June 1, at Continental Manor Nursing Home in Abbotsford. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 5, at Maurina Funeral Home in Abbotsford with Rev. Paul C. Hunsicker officiating.
Burial took place in the Abbotsford Public Cemetery. Pallbearers were Donald Schaurer, Arvin Gosse, Joe Meyer, Udell Passehl, Eugene Graffunder, and Dale Steinke.
The former Olga L. Steinke was born March 1, 1901, in the Town of Mayville, Clark County, to Herman and Bertha (Durbarg) Steinke. Her marriage to Theodore August Hoeft took place on June 14, 1919, in Milan.
She and her husband farmed in the Town of Holton until 1937. They then moved to Chippewa Falls and she worked at Presto Industries of Eau Claire. She retired and they moved to Abbotsford in 1959. There she was employed with the former Miller Bakery. She enjoyed crafts, crocheting and quilting.
She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid.
Survivors include one son, Willard (Mary Lou) Hoeft of Winter; a daughter, Dorothy Harley of Maplewood, Minn.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore on December 8, 1982; one son, Howard A. Hoeft; three brothers; and three sisters.

Emma O. Krause
(1919-1999)
Emma Ottilie Krause, 79, of Rib Lake, died Tuesday, June 1, at the Rib Lake Health Care Center in Rib Lake where she had resided since 1995. Funeral services were held Friday, June 4, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Curtiss with Rev. Lauren Ley officiating.
Burial took place in Abbotsford Public Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mark, John, Wayne, Renee, and Shari Krause, Anne Mattson, and Mike Lindau.
Maurina Funeral Home in Abbotsford handled arrangements.
The former Emma O. Heimbach was born June 27, 1919, in Abbotsford to John and Ottilie (Neske) Heimbach. On December 14, 1940, she married Soloman Krause in Waukon, Iowa.
She and her husband farmed in the Town of Green Grove. In 1978, they moved to Marshfield and later to Prentice. She enjoyed baking, especially pies. She also enjoyed her flower garden of roses and geraniums and was an avid crossword puzzle worker.
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Curtiss.
Survivors include her husband, Soloman of Prentice; two sons, Greg (Pat) of Prentice and Neil (Janet) Krause of Curtiss; a daughter, Carol Lindau of Marshfield; one sister, Gertrude Koffarnus of Worthington, Minn.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Alfred, John and Walter Heimbach.

Walter M. Lang
(1910-1999)
Walter M. Lang, 89, of Medford, died Monday, June 7, at Memorial Nursing Home in Medford where he had resided for over five years. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 10, at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Medford with Rev. Timothy Mueller officiating.
Burial will take place in Medford Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dan Skelton, Mark Stepanski, David Zietlow, Bruce Gumz, Lyman Lang, and Marvin Lang Jr.
Visitation at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford will be from 4-9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9, and again at the church from 9 a.m. until time of services on Thursday.
Walter M. Lang was born March 2, 1910, in Ryder, N.D., to George and Amelia (Pietsch) Lang. He moved to Medford in his youth and attended area schools and then worked as a farm hand. His marriage to Ada E. Nelson took place on December 29, 1936, in Beloit. She died on December 13, 1994.
He worked at Hurd Millwork in Medford for a period of time. During World War II, he worked in the ship yards at Manitowoc. In 1948, he returned to Medford and worked as a painter and decorator until retiring in 1970.
He was a member of Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church. He was a former member of the Men's Club of Immanuel Church and of the Medford Volunteer Fire Department.
Survivors include a daughter, Charmagne (David) Tice of Cedarburg; two brothers, Marvin (Lou) of Medford and Norman (Milly) Lang of Wausau; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Victor; and other siblings in infancy.

Robert J. May
(1922-1999)
Robert J. "Doc" May, 76, of Medford, died Sunday, June 6, at Memorial Hospital in Medford where he had been a patient for one week. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 11, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford with Rev. Dennis Meulemans officiating.
Cremainal interment will follow in Medford Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ivan Bootzin, Bob Klinner, Jack Ziehlke, Elmer Stellick, Robert Larson, and Lee Bix.
Visitation at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford will be from 4-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, with a Parish and Knights of Columbus Prayer service at 7 p.m.
Robert J. May was born August 5, 1922, in Medford to Joseph and Elizabeth (Bix) May. He attended Holy Rosary Catholic School and graduated from Medford High School in 1940. After graduating from Northern Illinois College of Optometry in 1944, he served in the US Army in the Philippines and later in Japan where he was a regimental optometrist. After his discharge in 1946, he returned to Medford and married the former Dorothy Aldrich on May 1, 1947.
He was a Doctor of Optometry in Medford for 35 years, retiring in 1981. In retirement, he enjoyed classic car collecting and attending antique car shows. He also was a World War II history and automobile history enthusiast.
He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, the Medford Council 1744 Knights of Columbus, the Landua-Jensen American Legion Post 147, and the Klossner-Dietzler VFW Post 5729. He was a charter member of the Wausau Antique Auto Club, the Medford Model Railroad Club, the Wisconsin Optometric Association, and the Wisconsin Valley Optometric Association. He was a past member of the Medford Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Club of Medford.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy May of Medford; a daughter, Maureen A. May of Sarasota, Fla.; a son, Mark (Rosemarie) May of Marshfield; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Hilliard in infancy and Earl May.

Gregory A. Nemetz
(1948-1999)
Gregory A. Nemetz, 50, of Medford, was pronounced dead on Sunday, June 6, at his residence. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 11, at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford with Rev. Warren Behling officiating.
Cremainal interment will be held in Medford Evergreen Cemetery II.
Visitation at the funeral home will be from 1:30 p.m. until time of services on Friday.
Gregory A. Nemetz was born November 30, 1948, in San Francisco, Calif., to Arthur and Verna M. (Frischmann) Nemetz. He was a graduate of Centennial High School and then attended Community College, both in Anoka, Minn. He was previously married and later divorced.
A US Army veteran, he served during the Vietnam War from 1968-1970 and received a Purple Heart. After his military service, he attended college for a number of years. He then worked as an assistant art teacher at Anoka Community College for a period of time. In 1984, he moved to Medford and had resided here until the time of his death.
Survivors include his father, Arthur Nemetz of San Francisco, and two brothers, Ken Nemetz of North St. Paul, Minn., and Ron Kovalaske of Dorchester.
He was preceded in death by his mother.

Lempi M. Niemi
(1905-1999)
Lempi Maria Niemi, 93, of Rib Lake, died Wednesday, June 2, at the Rib Lake Health Care Center in Rib Lake. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 5, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Prentice with Rev. Duane Jalas officiating.
Burial was held in Leavitt Creek Cemetery in the Town of Hill. Pallbearers were Alan Kloehn, Melvin Heinlein, Dale and Alan Niemi, Roger Bergman, and Marvin Arkola. Randy Miller was an honorary pallbearer.
Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Home in Rib Lake assisted the family with the arrangements.
The former Lempi M. Muhonen was born December 7, 1905, in Bessemer, Mich., to Victor and Elin (Hopponen) Muhonen. She moved with her family to Ogema and attended Leavitt Creek Graded School. Her marriage to Mauno Matt Niemi took place on May 28, 1925, at St. Marx Lutheran Church in the Town of Hill.
She enjoyed making Christmas wreaths and working with her husband on their dairy farm. She also enjoyed taking care of her stray cats.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Choir and Trinity Lutheran Church Ladies Aid.
Survivors include three daughters, Mildred (William) Rudolph of Cayuga, Lillian Miller of Oshkosh and Kathleen (John) Kloehn of Minocqua; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mauno on June 2, 1991; two brothers, Waino and William Muhonen; three sisters, Hilda Heinlein, Sylvia Mickel and Lila Holmes; a son-in-law, James Miller; and a grandson, William Rudolph Jr.

John Slobodnik
(1909-1999)
John Slobodnik, 89, Withee, died Friday, June 4, at the Clark County Health Care Center Hospice Care in Owen. Funeral services were held Monday, June 7, at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Withee with Rev. Paul Petersen officiating.
Burial took place in the Town of Maplehurst Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike and Bill Stock, Randy and Bruce Slobodnik, Tom Volk, and Dan Szpara.
Maurina Funeral Home of Owen assisted the family with arrangements.
John Slobodnik was born November 22, 1909, in New York to George and Julia (Harmon) Slobodnik. As a young child, he returned to Czechoslovakia where he received his education. He returned to the United States when he was 18 years of age and worked for the US Steel Company in Gary, Ind.
On March 1, 1930, he married Clara Kristel. They moved to the Town of Maplehurst and farmed there from 1947 until retiring in 1972. He continued to live on the farm until entering the Clark County Health Care Center in March 1997. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and his artistic talent for sketching.
He was a supervisor for the Town of Maplehurst for many years.
He is survived by two sons, Richard (Dolores) and Larry (Carol) Slobodnik, both of Withee; a daughter, Dolores "Dolo" (Herbert) Stock of Owen; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Clara on September 17, 1993; and a granddaughter, Roxanne Slobodnik in 1956.


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