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Reta D. Koranda

May 16, 1926 - November 3, 2013

Reta D. Koranda, 87, of Neillsville, WI died on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center. Reta Dale Walker was born on May 16, 1926 in Fairchild, WI the daughter of Wesley and Jessie (Flick) Walker. She attended Humbird Public School's graduating in 1944. Reta went to work for a clothing factory in Wisconsin Rapids sewing wool kahki overcoats for the United...
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Shannon D. Melvin

August 8, 1974 - October 16, 2013

Shannon D. Melvin, 39, of Neillsville, WI, died on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Shannon Dean Melvin was born on August 8, 1974 in Neillsville, WI the son of Michael and Donna (Brekke) Melvin. Shannon had a happy childhood in a family who loved him. He was brilliant in school and graduated salutatorian of Granton's Class of 1992. He learned and worked with his father for many years doing...
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Ervin F. Knoop

December 10, 1935 - October 15, 2013

Ervin F. Knoop, 77, of Neillsville, WI died on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI. Ervin F. Knoop, was born in the township of Pine Valley, Neillsville, WI, on December 10, 1935 the son of Frank and Alice (Korth) Knoop. He graduated from Neillsville High School in 1953. Ervin lived on the home farm until his marriage on October 5, 1957 to Arlys Smith. ...
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Gerald R. Kuehn

February 20, 1933 - October 15, 2013

Gerald Robert Kuehn passed away with family by his side on Oct. 15, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center, Neillsville. Gerald was the second son of Harry and Hilda (Lautenbach) Kuehn. He was born at home on February 20, 1933 near Neillsville, WI, Clark County. Gerald attended Cunningham Country School in Clark County. He later purchased this school, remodeled and made it his home until his time of...
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Ella M. Holtz

February 9, 1915 - October 9, 2013

Ella M. Holtz, 98, of Neillsville, died peacefully at the Neillsville Retirement Community on October 9, 2013. Ella Mildred Meske was born on February 9, 1915, in Neillsville, Wisconsin; the daughter of Herman and Minnie Meske. She was raised on a farm in the Christie area. She married Walter Holtz in Winona, Minnesota, on October 2, 1933. Ella had two children: Virginia (Henry) Thoma and...
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Gerald A. Steinbach

October 8, 1959 - October 6, 2013

Gerald "Jerry" A. Steinbach, age 53 of Granton, WI was met at the heavenly gates by his little brother Phillip "Chuckie" Steinbach on Sunday, October 6, 2013. Gerald Allen Steinbach was born on October 8, 1959 in Neillsville, WI. He attended school in Granton and at the age of 12 started working for Kuhl Farms. Jerry worked there until he went to work for Roehl Transport as a truck driver...
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Edward Emil Wegner

January 12, 1921 - September 18, 2013

Edward Emil Wegner, Granton, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at the age of 92. Ed was born in Manitowoc County in 1921 and his parents moved to the town of Lynn in 1934. Ed married Leah Minor in 1944 and they took over the family farm. During their marriage they traveled to Hawaii, Alaska, Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Leah died in 1985. Ed married Delores...
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Patrick J. Sullivan

March 3, 1943 - September 11, 2013

Patrick J. Sullivan, age 70, of Neillsville, WI died on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. Patrick Jon Sullivan was born on March 3, 1943 the son of Edward and Virginia (Neumann) Smith in Chicago, IL. He graduated from Lane Tech High School in Chicago and in 1960 he joined the United States Army and served in Vietnam as a combat medic. In August of 1976 he was...
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Ethel E. Pflughoeft

May 27, 1910 - September 10, 2013

Ethel E. Pflughoeft, age 103, of Neillsville, WI, died on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center in Neillsville. Ethel Ella Stelloh was born on May 27, 1910 the daughter of Edward and Martha (Dahl) Stelloh in the Township of Levis. She attended the Silvercrest Grade School. On April 6, 1932 she was united in marriage to Leo Pflughoeft. Together they...
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Gina Marie Schmadeke

August 9, 1966 - August 31, 2013

Gina Schmadeke, age 47, of Loyal, WI died Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the Ministry Home Care Hospice, House of the Dove in Marshfield, WI. Gina Marie Schmadeke was born on August 9, 1966 in Cedar Rapids, IA the daughter of Charles and Ellen (McDonald) Schmadeke. She attended school in Solon, IA and graduated from Solon High School in 1984. Gina then started a family, and in 1991 they moved to...
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Dorothy J. Coleman

October 16, 1932 - August 24, 2013

Dorothy Coleman, age 80, of Granton, WI died Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center. Dorothy Jean Coleman was born on October 16, 1932 in Ottawa, IL the daughter of Thomas and Bertha (Anderson) Thoson. She was united in marriage to Ronald James Coleman in 1950 in Silver Springs, MS. While Ron worked at Caterpillar, Dorothy stayed at home and worked as a...
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Delores Ann Van Dyk

August 17, 2013 - August 17, 2013

Delores Van Dyk, age 78, of Chili, WI died Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the House of the Dove in Marshfield, WI. Delores Ann De Berg was born on February 21, 1935 at home in Little Rock, Iowa the daughter of Tom and Grace (Kruse) De Berg. She attended Little Rock High School and played basketball and played in the band. While going to high school she worked in a café, babysat and cleaned...
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Ruth I. Rychnovsky

June 21, 1926 - August 11, 2013

Ruth I. Rychnovsky, age 87 of Neillsville, WI died on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at the Oakwood Villa in Altoona, WI. Ruth Irene Kutsche was born on June 21, 1926 in Neillsville, WI the daughter of Ray and Hattie (Liskow) Kutsche. She graduated from Neillsville High School and started what became a 34 year career of working at the Clark County Court House. Ruth started out as a Court Reporter and...
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June Rose Wendt

August 11, 2013 - August 11, 2013

June Wendt, age 97, of Neillsville, WI passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Sunset Gardens Assisted Living Center in Neillsville, surrounded by her family. June Rose Fradette was born on June 15, 1916 in the town of York, Clark County, WI, the daughter of Herbert and Edna (Raymond) Fradette. She received her education in the Neillsville area schools. On October 1, 1933 she was united in...
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James Lee Bailey

September 2, 1948 - July 20, 2013

James Bailey, age 64, of Neillsville, WI died Saturday, July 20, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI. James Lee Bailey was born on September 2, 1948 in Springfield, IL the son of George and Norma Jean (Barton) Bailey. He graduated from high school in Illinois and then attended the University of Iowa and earned several degrees in Accounting. Jim was married and later divorced. At the...
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Emma H. Sester

November 16, 1911 - July 7, 2013

Emma Sester, age 101, of Neillsville, WI died Sunday, July 7, 2013 at her home in the Neillsville Retirement Community. Emma Hermina Schultz was born on November 16, 1911 in the Town of Hewett, Clark County, Wisconsin. She attended local schools and then moved to Oshkosh and lived with relatives. Later, she moved to Watertown, where she met Gilbert Bell, they later married. They lived in...
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Billy Lee Young

May 31, 1948 - June 21, 2013

Billy Young, age 65, of Neillsville, WI died on Friday, June 21, 2013 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center. Billy Lee Young was born on May 31, 1948 in Marietta, Ohio the son of Billy Lee and Norma (Abbott) Young Sr. His family moved to Muncie, Indiana where he spent his childhood. He worked with his dad for Tropicana Co. for many years. He was united in marriage to Crystal...
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Carol J. Mohr

October 17, 1947 - June 21, 2013

Carol Mohr, age 65, of Neillsville, WI died on Friday, June 21, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI. Carol Jean Houck was born on October 17, 1947 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Robert and Laverne (Piehl) Houck. After high school she went to business school for 2 years and that lead to a job working for her Uncle's printing company and for her father as a typesetter for 20 years. ...
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Jay L. Meddaugh

January 19, 1965 - June 6, 2013

Jay Meddaugh, age 48, of Granton, WI entered into eternal rest Thursday, June 6, 2013. Jay Logan Meddaugh was born on January 19, 1965 in Neillsville, WI the son of Gordon Neil and Lorraine (Bender) Meddaugh. Jay farmed on the Meddaugh Ranch and worked at several area farms including some cranberry bogs while he was going to school in Granton. He graduated from Granton High School on May 20,...
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Arlene M. Thomas

July 31, 1929 - June 4, 2013

Arlene Thomas, age 83, of Neillsville, WI died Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI. Arlene Mae Etta was born on July 31, 1929 in Greenwood, WI the daughter of Arthur and Julia Lila (Radke) Etta. She was a devoted wife to Frank, a loving mother to her six children and a caring Grandmother and Great Grandmother. She was an avid collector of beanie babies, butterflies...
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David Patrick Kowal

March 7, 1968 - May 26, 2013

David Kowal, age 45, of Granton, WI died Sunday, May 26, 2013 at his residence. David Patrick Kowal was born on March 7, 1968 in Cook County, IL. He was united in marriage to Barbara A. Kohler on July 2, 1988 in Glen Ellyn, IL. David worked as a mechanic for several companies in the area, and his favorite saying was "Well, I could be rich and famous" He is survived by a wife, three daughters,...
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Norma S. Normington Vine

April 7, 1924 - May 26, 2013

Norma Normington Vine of Pittsville, WI formerly of Wisconsin Rapids, WI passed away May 26, 2013 at the age of 89 due to complications from a recent health issue. Norma was born on April 7, 1924 in Ohio to Alice and Colonel Phillip Shotwell. As a child of a service officer Norma frequently moved all around the world wherever her father was stationed. As a Colonel in the Calvary, her father...
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Eileen Conley

October 12, 1919 - May 7, 2013

Eileen Conley, age 93, of Granton, WI died Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center, where she has resided for the past six years. Eileen Smyth was born on October 12, 1919 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Francis Henry and Ida Augusta (Schuett) Smyth. When she was six weeks old, her and her family moved to Lakewood, WI. She attended school in Lakewood and graduated...
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Helena Virginia Thompson

June 24, 1923 - May 6, 2013


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Harold Eugene Springstead

November 21, 1934 - May 5, 2013

Harold Springstead, age 78, of Neillsville, WI died Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville, WI. Harold Eugene Springstead was born on November 21, 1934 in Elmwood, WI the son of Ralph and Edith (Shelto) Springstead. Harold worked for many years at the Neillsville Foundry and as a handyman in the area, helping people with everything from lawn care to repair projects....
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Marie H. Ratsch

April 3, 1927 - April 27, 2013

Marie H. Ratsch, age 86, of Neillsville, died on Saturday, April 27, 2013 and the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center. Marie Hope Daniels was born was born on April 3, 1927 at home in the town of Grant in Clark County, Wisconsin, the daughter of Frederick and Grace (Pool) Daniels. Marie attended Granton Schools and graduated Valedictorian of the class of 1945. She then went to work as a...
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Gordon B. Thoma

October 29, 1933 - April 19, 2013

Gordon B. Thoma, age 79, of Greenwood, WI, died on Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center. Gordon Bobby Thoma was born on October 29, 1933 on the family farm in Globe, WI the son of Frank Carl and Minnie (Meihak) Thoma. He attended the Globe Grade School and worked on the family farm. On January 7, 1955 he enlisted into the United States Army and was stationed...
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Viola I. Hagedorn

May 10, 1927 - April 12, 2013

Viola I. Hagedorn, age 85, of Neillsville, WI, died on Friday, April 12, 2013 at Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center. Viola Isabelle VanKirk was born on May 10, 1927 in Arlington, Washington to Clara (Anderson) and Albert James VanKirk. When she was only a few months old her family moved to Sparta, WI and in 1939, when Viola was 12 they moved to Humbird, WI. After her education she...
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Larry L. Boyer

June 16, 1950 - April 7, 2013

Larry L. Boyer, age 62, of Neillsville, WI died on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI. Larry was born on June 16, 1950 the son of Arvid "Bob" George and Dona Jean (Spencer) Boyer. He attended school in Neillsville and graduated in 1968. He then attended UW Eau Claire for 5 years. On June 29, 1974 he was united in marriage to Susan Thiel. Larry worked at Nelson...
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Edna Mae Rose

April 17, 1932 - March 27, 2013

Edna Mae Rose, age 80, of Granton, WI died on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI. Edna Mae was born on April 17, 1932 in Granton, WI the daughter of Hilarious "Larry" and Anna Irene (Vruwink) Stauffacher. After her schooling in Granton, she was united in marriage to Grant Rose on September 11, 1949 at the Zion American Lutheran Church in Granton. Together...
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Josephine Mary Larson

May 14, 1912 - February 16, 2013

Josephine Larson, age 100, of Neillsville, WI died Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center. Josephine Mary Larson was born on May 14, 1912 in Almena, WI the daughter of Henry and Minnie (Leifel) Katreim. She attended Catholic School in Almena and then one year of business school. Josephine then worked at home until she was 21. On July 25, 1933 she was united...
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Clarence William Hoesly

November 12, 1937 - February 6, 2013

Clarence Hoesly, age 75, of Granton, WI died Wednesday, February 06, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI after a long battle with the blood disorder, Myelodyspastic Syndrome. Clarence William Hoesly was born on November 12, 1937 in Loyal, WI the son of Baltz and Leona (Kessler) Hoesly. He attended and graduated from Loyal High School and was united in marriage to Sandy Lezotte....
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Elvira Agnes Patey

March 29, 1931 - February 3, 2013

Elvira Patey, age 81 of Neillsville, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013 at her home in Neillsville surrounded by her family. Elvira was born in Neillsville on March, 29th 1931, the daughter of John and Hilda (Meyer) Thoma. She attended elementary school at Worchel Elementary School and graduated from Neillsville High School. On August 26, 1950 she married Dan Patey at Immanuel Lutheran Church...
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Arlene G. Haigh

January 26, 2013 - January 26, 2013

Arlene G. Haigh, age 82, of Neillsville, WI died Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Clark County Health Care Center in Owen, WI. Arlene Grace Gregory was born on July 31, 1929 in Racine, WI the daughter of Franklin and Martha (Polzin) Gregory. She attended school in Racine, worked at Western Printing, while in high school and graduated, with honors, from the Washington Park High School. She was...
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Marcus Anton Bremer

March 19, 1935 - January 25, 2013

Marcus Bremer, age 77, of Granton, WI died Friday, January 25, 2013 in the Emergency Room of the Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville, WI. Marcus Anton Bremer was born on March 19, 1935 in Winona, MN the son of Anton and Molly (Moham) Bremer. He was united in marriage to Shirley Risser, they later divorced. Later, he married Carla York on October 23, 2000. Marcus was very proud of the fact...
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Pearl E. Wasserburger

February 26, 1914 - January 24, 2013

Pearl E. Wasserburger, age 98, of Neillsville, WI, died on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center. Pearl Eunice Wasserburger was born on February 26, 1914 in Westfield, WI the daughter of Ferdinand and Adeline "Lena" (Meyers) Wiesjahn. Pearl attended schools in Westfield and the LeClair school of Cosmetology in Milwaukee, WI. She was employed in Greenwood...
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Gordon C. Oldham

December 31, 1931 - January 22, 2013

Gordon Oldham, age 81, of Greenwood, WI died Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at his home. Gordon Charles Oldham was born on December 31, 1931 in Neillsville, WI the son of Charles Patrick and Margaret (Dormandy) Oldham. After finishing his schooling, Gordon entered the United States Army, in 1953. On June 19, 1954 he was united in marriage to Shirley Minsaas in Greenwood. They lived in Kentucky while...
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Clemens J. Schultz

June 21, 1943 - January 20, 2013

Clemens Schultz, age 69, of Neillsville, WI died Sunday, January 20, 2013 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center. Clemens J. Schultz was born on June 21, 1943 at home on the family farm in the Town of Pine Valley, Neillsville, WI, the son of Leonard and Ruby Anna (Marth) Schultz. He attended Hillside Grade School in Pine Valley, middle school at St. Mary's Catholic School in...
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Jerry Wayne Stillman

August 12, 1953 - January 20, 2013

Jerry Stillman, age 59, of Granton, WI died Sunday, January 20, 2013 at the Ministry Home Care Hospice – House of the Dove in Marshfield, WI. Jerry Wayne Stillman was born on August 12, 1953 in Neillsville, WI the son of Chester and Betty (Zimmerman) Stillman. He attended Granton High School and graduated in 1971. Jerry then began working for the telephone company in Indiana. On August 12,...
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Cara Jean Washburn

April 20, 1942 - January 18, 2013

Cara Jean Washburn, age 70, of Mission, TX, formerly of Neillsville, WI passed away Friday, January 18, 2013 at the Doctors Hospital At Renaissance in Edinburg, TX. Cara Jean Washburn, (nee Jones) was born on April 20, 1942 in Neillsville, WI to Frank and Jean Chesmore (nee Campman) and they later divorced and her mother later married Carleton Jones who then adopted Cara. Cara graduated from...
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Rose Marie Krultz

April 29, 1925 - January 16, 2013

Rose Krultz, age 87, of Neillsville, WI died Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at the Clark County Health Care Center in Owen, WI. Rose Marie Krultz was born on April 29, 1925 the first child of Matthew and Mary (Briski) Malnar, at the home of her grandparents, George and Mary Malnar. She was born in the Township of Hendren, Clark County, Wisconsin. This area is also known as Gorman. The first year of...
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Mary Jane Seif

February 28, 1918 - January 12, 2013

Mary Jane Seif, age 94, of Marshfield WI (formerly of Neillsville) died Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI. Mary Jane Nesbitt was born on February 28, 1918 in Chicago, IL to James B. and Catherine (McLean) Nesbitt. She entered grade school in Chicago, and in 1924 spent a year in Glen Shee, Scotland where she attended elementary school. The family...
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Elizabeth Helen Stelter

July 10, 1924 - January 11, 2013

Elizabeth Stelter, age 88, of Neillsville, WI died Friday, January 11, 2013 at the Clark County Health Care Facility in Owen, WI. Elizabeth Helen Stelter was born on July 10, 1924 in Stevens Point, WI the daughter of William and Mary (Pohlman) Embke. She attended school in Neillsville and then worked as a waitress at the Arbutus Café in downtown Neillsville. On December 11, 1943 she was...
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Elizabeth F. Wilsmann

September 1, 1936 - January 10, 2013

Elizabeth Wilsmann age, 76 of Neillsville, WI died Thursday, January 10, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI. Elizabeth F. Holt was born on September 1, 1936 in Greenwood, WI the daughter of Edward Earl and Bertha Albina (Putzel) Holt. She attended school in Loyal and graduated from Loyal High School in 1954. Elizabeth worked in the banking industry for several years, including...
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Carl E. Gerold

August 9, 1911 - January 6, 2013

Carl E. Gerold, 101, of Englewood, FL and Willard, WI died on January 6, 2013. Carl was born on Aug. 9, 1911, in Milwaukee, WI to Arthur and Pauline (nee Steigenberger) Gerold. He attended public schools in Milwaukee, Fredonia, and Random Lake, WI and graduated from Random Lake High School in 1919. He then attended undergraduate school at UW Milwaukee and Madison, WI and graduated from the UW...
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Herman Arthur Carl

December 12, 1923 - January 3, 2013

Butch Carl, age 89, of Neillsville, WI died Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville. Herman Arthur Carl was born on December 12, 1923 at home on south mound in Neillsville, WI the son of Gustave and Lillian (Dux) Carl. He attended South Mound School and graduated from Neillsville High School. After his graduation, he helped farm on the family farm and also had his own...
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Tammy Becker

May 13, 1959 - December 27, 2012

Tammy Jane Becker, 53, originally from Neillsville, Wisconsin, and had been living in Palm Desert, California for the last twenty-one years; died Thursday, December 27, 2012, from complications due to cardiac arrest in Palm Desert, California. Tammy was born on May 13, 1959 and raised in Neillsville, the youngest daughter of Terry and Joyce (Mashin) Becker. Upon graduating from Neillsville High...
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Joanne M. Fredrickson

August 22, 1938 - December 27, 2012

Joanne M. Fredrickson was born 8-22-38 to Phillip T. DeRemer and Mary E. Frusher in Brooklyn, WI. Her school years were spent in Bellivelle and Monroe WI graduating from Monroe High School in 1955 at the age of 16. After graduation, she was employed at the Joseph Viney Law office as a legal Secretary. She moved to Milwaukee with her family in 1957 and was employed at AO Smith CO as a secretary....
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Larry Allen Marshall

April 1, 1939 - December 26, 2012

Larry Allen Marshall, age 73, of Melrose, WI died Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at the Family Heritage Care and Rehabilitation Center in Black River Falls, WI. Larry Allen Marshall was born on April 1, 1939 in Durand, WI the son of Clair Boyd and Genevieve (O'Brien) Marshall. He graduated from Lakeville High School in MN and was united in marriage to Lois May Ehrhardt on February 28, 1959. Their...
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Ruth S. Moh

October 8, 1920 - December 15, 2012

Ruth Moh, age 92, of Granton, WI died Saturday, December 15, 2012 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center. Ruth Moh was born on October 8, 1920 in Neillsville, WI the daughter of Richard and Musa (West) Selves. She graduated from Neillsville High School in 1939 and was united in marriage to Armin Moh on October 12, 1946. She was a member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in...
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Clayton A. Boon

August 10, 1919 - December 9, 2012

Clayton "Duke" A. Boon, age 93, of Neillsville, died on December 9, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI. Clayton "Duke" Boon was born at home on August 10, 1919 in the Township of Weston the son of Leonard and Ethel (Brown) Boon. He graduated from the Forman School in 1936 and went to work farming, logging and eventually running a milk route with his brother, Alfred. Duke was...
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Marlys June Van Dam

December 9, 2012

Marlys J. Van Dam, age 82, of Neillsville, WI died on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center. Marlys June Van Dam was born in Minneapolis, MN the daughter of Neil and Alma (Ugdahl) Samstad. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1948. She traveled to Denver where she stayed for 6 months and eventually ended up in California. She met Kenneth Van Dam in...
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Kenneth Dale Kren

June 9, 1923 - November 22, 2012

Kenneth D. Kren, age 89, of Neillsville, WI died on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at the Clark County Health Care Center in Owen, WI. Kenneth Dale Kren was born June 9, 1923 in the Township of Levis, WI, the son of Frank and Emma (Karger) Kren. Kenny farmed on the family farm his entire life. On March 1, 1947 he was united in marriage to Lois P. Bemis in Decorah, IA. Together they farmed and...
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Edward W. Schoen

September 26, 1923 - November 19, 2012

Edward W. Schoen, age 89, of Neillsville, WI died on Monday, November 19, 2012 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice. Edward Willard Schoen was born on September 26, 1923 in the township of Levis to Henry B and Minnie (Utecht) Schoen. He was united in marriage to Grace Winter on November 22, 1951. In his early years he worked at a...
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Jean Joan Cecil

September 9, 1937 - November 12, 2012

Jean Cecil, age 75, of Huntley, IL died Monday, November 12, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI. Jean Joan Grottke was born on September 9, 1937 in Neillsville, WI the daughter of Ben and Bertha (Meske) Grottke. She graduated from Neillsville High School in 1955 and then lived in Wisconsin, California and Illinois. She is survived by four children, Louie (Marsha) Metcalf of Villa...
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Grant Albin Anderson

November 2, 1932 - November 11, 2012

Grant Anderson, age 80, of Neillsville, WI died Sunday, November 11, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI. Grant Albin Anderson was born on November 2, 1932 in Chicago, IL the son of Grant and Ruth Anderson. He was united in marriage to Dorrene Burt on October 2, 1961 in Greenwood, WI. Grant worked at the Nelson Muffler factory for many years. He was a member of the Bible Baptist...
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James Otto Hasz

September 27, 1945 - November 4, 2012

James Hasz, age 67, of Granton, WI died Sunday, November 4, 2012 in the Palliative Care Unit of St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI. James Otto Hasz was born on September 27, 1945 in Neillsville, WI the son of Otto Henry and Arlene Gladys (Lindow) Hasz. He graduated from Granton High School in 1963 and then earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Engineering Technology from the...
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Walter Bernard Michalak, Jr.

July 25, 1936 - October 25, 2012

Walter Michalak, age 76, of Neillsville, WI died Thursday, October 25, 2012 at his home. Walter Bernard Michalak Jr. was born on July 25, 1936 in Jackson County, WI the son of Walter Sr. and Mary (Steponik) Michalak. He grew up in the Spalding area, which is between City Point and Pray, WI. He graduated from Pittsville High School and then worked at mossing and for a year at a traveling saw mill...
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Patricia Dawn Wagner

August 9, 1939 - October 19, 2012

Patricia Wagner age 73, of Menomonie, WI died Friday, October 19, 2012 at their cabin in Hatfield, WI. Patricia Dawn Wagner was born on August 9, 1939 in Marshfield, WI the daughter of LaVerne and Vera (Loberg) Cutts. She was united in marriage to Marvin Wagner on October 10, 1959 at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville, WI. Patricia owned and operated PC Tax in Menomonie for...
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Jeffrey A. Selk

February 10, 1962 - October 18, 2012

Jeffrey A. Selk Jeff was born February 10th, 1962 in Neillsville, Wisconsin to Ronny and Sonja (Dahl) Selk in Chili, Wisconsin. Jeff graduated from Marshfield High school. He spent his summers with his beloved grandfather, Carsten Lovestad, painting barns and listening to grandpa's stories. Jeff was a heartfelt man, devoting his life, helping anyone in need of a hand. Jeff's journeys lead him...
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Jesse David Rauk

August 2, 1984 - October 10, 2012

Jesse Rauk, age 28, of Neillsville, WI died Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at the Black River Memorial Hospital. Jesse David Rauk was born on August 2, 1984 in Waukesha, WI the son of Robert and Laurie (Perry) Rauk. In 1995, Jesse and his family moved to Neillsville and he graduated from Neillsville High School in 2003. Jesse was a kind, gentle, honest young man who was well-liked by everyone. His...
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Cheryl Lynn Flanagan

February 9, 1953 - October 8, 2012

Cheryl Flanagan, age 59, of Augusta, GA passed into God's hands on October 8, 2012 at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah, WI. Cheryl Lynn Flanagan was born on February 9, 1953 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Joseph and Colleen (Smith) Flanagan. She graduated from Neillsville High School in 1972 and was an Army Veteran of the Military Police Corp. She travelled world-wide,...
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Lamar A. Schmitz

March 31, 1930 - October 6, 2012

Lamar Schmitz, age 82, of Neillsville was called home to be reunited with his son Daniel on October 6, 2012 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center in Neillsville, WI. Lamar Arnold Schmitz was born in the township of Lynn, at home to George and Dorothy (Heinrich) Schmitz, March 31, 1930. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Nasonville and now is an active...
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Alfred Karl Drinsinger

January 2, 1928 - September 24, 2012

Alfred Drinsinger, age 84, of Granton, WI died at his home on Monday, September 24, 2012. Alfred Karl Drinsinger was born on January 2, 1928 in Schlesien, Germany the son of Fritz and Clara (Spaete) Drinsinger. He arrived in the United States at Ellis Island, NY on December 14, 1953 and arrived in Granton, WI on December 19, 1953 at the age of 25. He lived with his Aunt and Uncle, Ida and Alfred...
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Timothy Raymond McQuade

February 17, 1961 - September 21, 2012

Tim McQuade, age 51, of Neillsville, WI passed on to eternal life Friday, September 21, 2012 in the Palliative Care Unit of St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI after a 4 month battle with Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer. Timothy Raymond McQuade was born on February 17, 1961 in Spooner, WI, the son of Raymond and Betty (Roberts) McQuade. He graduated from Spooner High School in 1979. He moved to...
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Arthur William Berg

November 22, 1949 - September 12, 2012

Arthur Berg, age 62, of Neillsville, WI died on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at his home after a five year battle with colon cancer. Arthur William Berg was born on November 22, 1949 at home in the Village of Neskoro (near Wautoma) in Marquette County, Wisconsin. He attended school in Alma Center and graduated in 1967. He then moved to Milwaukee, WI and worked. After a year Art returned and...
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Norbert C. Barten

May 30, 1918 - September 2, 2012

Norbert Barten, age 94, of Granton, WI died Sunday, September 2, 2012 at the Golden LivingCenter – Three Oaks Nursing Home in Marshfield, WI. Norbert was born on May 30, 1918 in Browns Valley, MN the son of Anton & Anna (Keyser) Barten. He attended grade school in Clark County and DePere, WI and one year of high school in Eau Claire, WI. He then worked for three years in plumbing and did...
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Shirley Anna Magnuson

February 22, 1923 - September 2, 2012

Shirley Magnuson, age 89, of Neillsville, WI died Sunday, September 2, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI. Shirley Anna Magnuson was born on February 22, 1923 in Grant Township, Clark County, Wisconsin the daughter of Alfred and Ella (Cook) Magnuson. Upon graduating from high school she left to go to Minneapolis, Minnesota to work for one year loading ammunition for the war. After...
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Robert James Sischo

June 20, 1936 - August 31, 2012

Robert Sischo, age 76, of Neillsville, WI died Friday, August 31, 2012 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center. Robert James Sischo was born on June 20, 1936 in Greenwood, WI the son of Leo and Ethel (Turner) Sischo. He grew up in the Columbia area of Hewett Township, Clark County, WI and attended Sunnynook grade school. He served in the United States Army and worked at Roddis Lumber...
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Gladys E. Bjerke

May 16, 1920 - August 30, 2012

Gladys Elizabeth (Forbush) Bjerke, age 92, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 30, 2012 at the Burnett County Medical Center in Grantsburg, WI where she had resided since July 28, 2008. Gladys was born May 16, 1920 in Sparta, WI, the daughter of Newil and Ida Forbush. She was married to Palmer Bjerke June 19, 1937 and initially they lived and worked in the Davenport, IA area. Shortly after...
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Hazel J. Pflughoeft

February 5, 1941 - August 27, 2012

Hazel J. Pflughoeft, age 71, of Loyal, WI, formerly of Neillsville, WI died on Monday, August 27, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI. Hazel Jean Schwamb was born on Feb. 5, 1941 in Neillsville, WI the daughter of Theodore & Frieda (Rath) Schwamb. She graduated from Neillsville High School in 1959 and worked as a teller at the First National Bank until 1961. She was united in...
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Bert Carl Smith

March 16, 1935 - August 19, 2012

Bert C. Smith, age 77, of Neillsville, WI, died on Sunday, August 19, 2012. Bert Carl Smith was born on March 16, 1935 in Chicago, IL, the son of Bert H. and Ruth (Henricks) Smith. Bert worked for Chicago Northwestern Railroad as a Yardmaster for 40 years. He was united in marriage to Martha Jane Foster on August 13, 1993 in Milwaukee, WI. Bert enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family. He...
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Arnold F. Wesenberg

August 1, 1937 - August 6, 2012

Arnold "Doc" Fred Wesenberg Arnold "Doc" Wesenberg, age 75, of Granton, died on Monday, August 6, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. Doc was born on August 1, 1937 to Fred and Vera (Sternitzky) in the town of Lynn. He grew up on the family farm, where he enjoyed the music of Doc Hopkins whom he would listen to every chance he had, thus giving him the nickname Doc. Doc attended school at...
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David A. Garbisch

August 6, 1953 - July 28, 2012

David A. Garbisch, age 58, of Merrillan, WI died on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at his home with his wife by his side under the care of Black River Memorial Hospice. David Arnold Garbisch was born on August 6, 1953 in Granton, WI the son of Leland Delmar and Wilma Lucille (Rounds) Garbisch. He attended Granton Schools graduating in 1971. He then went to work for several years Pulping Wood and...
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Margaret Louise Wagner

March 30, 1931 - July 5, 2012

Margaret Wagner, age 81, of Neillsville, WI died Thursday, July 5, 2012 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center. Margaret Louise Smith was born on March 30, 1931 in Fairchild, WI the daughter of Herman and Violet (Brick) Smith. She graduated from Fairchild High School in 1949, and then moved to Neillsville and worked at Becker's Café. She met Martin Wagner at the Silver Dome...
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Bennett Russell Blackdeer

November 7, 1947 - June 30, 2012

Bennett Blackdeer, age 64, of Neillsville, WI passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012 at his home. Bennett Russell Blackdeer was born on November 7, 1947 in Black River Falls, WI the son of Wilbur and Emily (Waukon) Blackdeer. He was united in marriage to Lani Kasames and worked as a linesman for GTE. He enjoyed fishing, watching wrestling, taking car rides, playing with his grandchildren and...
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Frank W. Kaczor

October 3, 1934 - June 24, 2012

Frank W. Kaczor, 77, Neillsville, passed away on June 24, 2012 at the House of Dove Hospice Care Center in Marshfield, WI. Born October 3, 1934 to John and Louise (Mazur) Kaczor, he lived most of his life in Neillsville, Wisconsin. He is survived by a sister, Helen (Leon) Schultz, Winneconne, WI and brother Tom (Lorraine) Kaczor of Two Rivers, WI; two daughters, Renee (Tom) Mortenson,...
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William F. Kuchenbecker

May 2, 1929 - June 13, 2012


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Daniel C. Neuendorf

April 5, 1972 - June 8, 2012

Daniel Neuendorf, age 40, of Unity, WI died unexpectedly, Friday, June 8, 2012 at his home. Daniel Christopher Neuendorf was born on April 5, 1972 in Marshfield, WI the son of Charles and Kristin (Becht) Neuendorf. He graduated from Loyal High School in 1990, and then worked for Lynn Farms in Unity. He married Amanda Meldrum in 1999, they later divorced. The love of his life was his son, Alex...
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Myrtle Schultz

June 2, 1920 - May 27, 2012

Dolly Schultz, age 91, of Neillsville, WI died Sunday, May 27, 2012 at the Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville. Myrtle Bertha Rose Klueckmann was born on June 2, 1920 in the Town of Seif, Clark County, Wisconsin the daughter of Edwin and Tressie (Bodwin) Klueckmann. She attended school in Globe and later was united in marriage to Bertie Schultz on November 25, 1940 in Waukon, Iowa. They...
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Leon C. Schnabel

November 11, 1921 - May 10, 2012

Leon C. Schnabel, age 90, of Neillsville, died on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at the Neillsville Retirement Community under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice. Leon Carl Schnabel was born on November 11, 1921 in the Levis Township, Clark County, Wisconsin. After his education he went to work sawing wood for Bill Moldenhauer and hauling milk for Otto Warren. He also worked for Fullerton Lumber...
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Micheal F. Nagy

May 25, 1931 - May 1, 2012

Micheal Frank Nagy, 80, died Tuesday May 1st, 2012, with family by his side in Eau Claire, WI. A memorial service was held on Saturday at The Living Hope Evangelical Free Church in Neillsville, WI. Mike was born May 25th, 1931, in Los Angeles, CA. He and his sister Rosemary (Sassy) grew up in Whittier, CA raised by their mother Marie (nee Bouton) and Stepfather Jacob Sebastian. Mike enlisted in...
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Lloyd Paul Wilson

June 19, 1933 - April 11, 2012

Lloyd Wilson, age 78, of Neillsville, WI died Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Lloyd Paul Wilson was born on June 19, 1933 in Oak Park, IL the son of Paul and Esther (Wagner) Wilson. He graduated from Senn High School in Chicago, IL and then studied pre-med at Wright's Junior College in Chicago. Lloyd then spent two years in Medical School studying Podiatry....
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Haddie Alyn Hemp

April 11, 2012 - April 11, 2012

Haddie Alyn Hemp was born and called to heaven on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville. Haddie is survived by her parents, Josh and Melissa Hemp; big brother, Jackson Andrew Hemp; Grandparents, Bill (Sue) Schultz, Matt Hemp, and Leslie Hemp; Great Grandparents, Harold (Janice) Mayer, William (Betty) Schultz, and Mae Hemp; Uncles and Aunt, Nicholas Schultz, Andy...
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Josephine L. Strangfeld

September 4, 1922 - April 9, 2012

Josephine L. Strangfeld, age 89, of Neillsville, WI died on Monday, April 9, 2012 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center. Josephine Lorene (Morse) Strangfeld was born on September 4, 1922 in Christie, WI the daughter of Alonzo and Anna (Heintz) Morse. After she completed her education she was united in marriage on September 14, 1938 to William "Bill" Strangfeld. Together they farmed...
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Maurine Price-Waddington

June 14, 1971 - April 6, 2012

Maurine Katherine (Lewis) Price-Waddington, age 40 of Willard, Wisconsin, passed away on April 6, 2012 at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI with her family at her side. She was born on June 14, 1971 to Sid Lewis and Nona J. Bailey in Neillsville, Wisconsin. Maurine attended the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Elementary School, the Duluth Cathedral High School, and graduated from River...
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June Delia Gorst

May 27, 1923 - March 31, 2012

June Gorst, age 88, of Granton, WI died peacefully, Saturday, March 31, 2012, surrounded by her family, at the House of The Dove in Marshfield, WI. June Delia Gorst was born on May 27, 1923 in Neenah, WI the daughter of William and Delia (Jones) Arndt. Her mother died at childbirth so June was raised by her Grandparents, Herman and Amelia Arndt in the Town of Hewett. When she was 12 years old...
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Jeanne Mae Skavlem

October 1, 1923 - March 20, 2012

Jeanne Skavlem, age 88, of Neillsville, WI died Tuesday, March 20, 2012 in the Palliative Care Unit of St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI. Jeanne Mae Skavlem was born on October 1, 1923 in Fall River, WI the daughter of Paul and Carrie (O'Brien) Freck. She graduated from Fall River High School and then earned her a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Wisconsin –...
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Harold Robert Richmond

July 5, 1923 - March 19, 2012

Harold "Bob" R. Richmond, of Neillsville, age 88, died on Monday, March 19, 2012 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center. Harold "Bob" Robert Richmond was born on July 5, 1923 south of Neillsville the son of William & Jessie Richmond. He attended school at the Town of Levis, Rock Creek School. He then worked 3 years for the O&M Lumber Company. He enlisted in the United States Army...
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Esther Clara Kurasz

November 20, 1915 - March 18, 2012

Esther Kurasz, age 96, of Neillsville WI died Sunday, March 18, 2012 at the Dove Health Care-West Nursing Home in Eau Claire, WI. Esther Clara Fenske, was born on November 20, 1915 in the Town of Honeycreek in Sauk County, which is near Leland, WI, to August Albert and Bertha (nee Terasa) Fenske. She was baptized on December 27, 1915 at the Evangelical Church in Black Hawk, WI by the Rev. Happe...
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Cecelia M. Erpenbach

March 3, 1927 - March 17, 2012

Cecelia M. Erpenbach, age 85, of Neillsville, died on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center. Cecelia Marie (Fitzsimmons) Erpenbach was born on March 3, 1927 in Drywood, Chippewa County, Wisconsin, the daughter of John and Ellen (Seichter) Fitzsimmons. She attended school in Boyd, WI. On February 20, 1950 she was united in marriage to William P. Erpenbach in...
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Alice Anne Stargardt

April 21, 1943 - March 2, 2012

Alice Stargardt, age 68, of Neillsville, WI formerly of Marshfield, WI died Friday, March 02, 2012 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Alice Anne Zurn was born on April 21, 1943 in Marshfield, WI the daughter of Sylvester and Evelyn (Schaefer) Zurn. She attended school in Marshfield and graduated from Columbus High School. On December 26, 1964 she was united in marriage to David...
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Eugene E. Bryan

September 4, 1942 - February 20, 2012

Eugene Bryan, age 69, of Neillsville, WI died on Monday, February 20, 2012 in the Emergency Room of the Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville. Eugene E. Bryan was born on September 4, 1942 in Neillsville, WI the son of John Black and Cecelia Amelia (Smitke) Bryan. He attended school in Neillsville and graduated from Neillsville High School in 1960. The day Gene turned 18 years old he went to...
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Louise E. Scheel

September 30, 1915 - February 20, 2012

Louise E. Scheel, age 96, of Neillsville, WI died on Monday, February 20, 2012 at the Neillsville Care & Rehabilitation Center. Louise Ernestine Scheel was born on September 30, 1915 in the Town of Weston, Clark Co., WI the daughter of Wilhelm and Helene (Klueckmann) Scheel. She was baptized in October of 1915 at Globe and Confirmed on May 15, 1929 at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in...
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Katherine J. Schallock

May 14, 1968 - February 14, 2012

Katherine (Kathy) J. Schallock, 43 of Neillsville passed into eternal life on February 14, 2012, at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN. She died from complications associated with her 13 month battle with leukemia. Her fiancé, family and friends were at her bedside. Kathy was born on May 14th, 1968, and from that day forth she lived life to the fullest. She was a character from...
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Lawrence L. Schumacher

June 8, 1946 - February 9, 2012

Larry Schumacher, age 65, of Neillsville, WI died Thursday, February 09, 2012 at his home. Lawrence Laverne Schumacher was born on June 8, 1946 in Granton, WI the son of Vernon and LuVerne (Lang) Schumacher. He attended and graduated from Granton High School in 1964 and then attended Eau Claire Technical College for Diesel Mechanic. Larry then followed his father and worked as a diesel mechanic...
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Lilly Robles Gungor

December 20, 1933 - February 7, 2012

Lilly (Robles) Gungor, age 79, passed away on Tuesday, Feb 7 at Kindred Hearts in Green Bay, WI. She was born Lilly Robles Cabrera on December 20th, 1933 to Francisca Marrero Cabrera Robles and Juan Clisostomo Robles Rosado in Vega Alta Puerto Rico. She spent her childhood years on the island and moved to the Bronx, New York in her late teens. Lilly met the love of her life Dr. Bahri Gungor,...
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Elmer A. Hoesly

April 30, 1922 - January 30, 2012

Elmer Hoesly, age 89, of Neillsville, WI died Monday, January 30, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI. Elmer August Hoesly was born on April 30, 1922 in Neillsville, WI the son of Markus and Johanna (Resong) Hoesly. He graduated from Neillsville High School in 1940, and in 1943 was united in marriage to Alice Sollberger in Neillsville. In 1945, they moved to Marshfield and Elmer...
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Robert J. Nelson

September 5, 1936 - January 19, 2012

Robert Nelson, age 75, of Neillsville, WI died Thursday, January 19, 2012 at the Ministry Home Care Hospice, House of the Dove in Marshfield, WI, surrounded by his loving wife and daughters. Robert Joseph Nelson was born on September 5, 1936 in Glenbeulah, WI the son of Earl and Cecelia (Kern) Nelson. He attended grade school in Glenbeulah and graduated from St. Anthony's High School in San...
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Luella Mildred Bragg

September 2, 1927 - January 17, 2012

Luella M. Bragg, age 84, of Neillsville, WI died on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at the Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville, WI. Luella Mildred Ratsch was born on September 2, 1927 in a log cabin on the home farm in Neillsville, the daughter of Herman and Emma (Nowek) Ratsch. In 1931, they moved into their new house, built next to the log cabin, and she attended the Reed School, which was just...
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