Our Obituaries

Robert A. Gee

February 17, 1946 - July 15, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hildebrand-Russ Funeral Home, Rhinelander, WI.
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Marcia L. Harkins

September 18, 1920 - July 13, 2014

Marcia L. Harkins passed peacefully to eternal rest on July 13, 2014 at Country Terrace, Minocqua, WI. Marcia was born in Fond du Lac, WI on September 18, 1920 to James and Alice Dyckhoff. She moved with her family from Fond du Lac to Rhinelander in 1938 and graduated from Rhinelander High School. Marcia then attended De Paul University, Chicago graduating with a degree as a legal secretary. She...
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Carol E. Moyer

December 26, 1938 - June 22, 2014

Carol E. Moyer, age 75, went to be with the Lord, Sunday June 22, 2014. She was born December 26, 1938 to Adrian and Bernice Moyer in Rhinelander. Carol graduated Rhinelander High School in 1957, and went to Grant Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago IL, where she graduated in 1960. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where she faithfully served her Lord.Carol is survived by her...
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Betty Helgeson

February 5, 1921 - June 8, 2014

Betty Jeanne Davies Helgeson, age 93, passed away June 7, 2014. She was born February 5, 1921 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin; she lived her entire life in Rhinelander. She was the daughter of George Davies and Ida Swensen. She was the wife of Russell A. Helgeson. Surviving are her son, John Davies Helgeson, North Hudson, WI; daughter, Ida Ellen Smith and her husband H. Everett Smith, Pisgah Forest, NC...
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Charles G. Worden

November 16, 1959 - June 6, 2014

Charles "Chuck" Worden, age 54, died Friday, June 6, 2014, at his home. He was born to Charles and Dorothy (Huempfner) Worden on November 16, 1959, in Rhinelander. Chuck went to Rhinelander schools. Chuck married Nancy July 2000. He worked for Northwood's Nursery. Chuck enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and visiting with friends.Charles is survived by his wife, Nancy (Bernsteen),...
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Richard Roman

October 13, 1941 - May 26, 2014

Richard Roman, 72, died early Monday, May 26, 2014 at his home. Richard was born in Cleveland, OH to Anthony and Mary Roman on October 13, 1941. Richard graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1959. He worked at the Paper Mill for many years. He enjoyed his collections and art work, was an avid Tavern Sportsman, loved golf and spending time with his family and friends. Richard is survived...
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Dorothy Reiser

January 21, 1917 - May 23, 2014

Dorothy E. Reiser, age 97, died on Friday, May 23 after a brief illness. She was born on January 21, 1917 in Crandon, WI. The family later moved to the Rhinelander area when her father became the tender of the Hat Rapids Dam. She grew up in the town of Crescent where all the members of the family were avid participants in the life of the community. Dorothy's primary focus was always her family....
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Vito Virgilio

October 16, 1928 - May 22, 2014

Vito Fino Virgilio, age 85, of Tomahawk, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Aspirus Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Vito was born October 16, 1928 to Antonio and Angela Virgilio in Bitritto Bari, Italy. In 1931 he arrived in America by a ship named Patria to Ellis Island. He met the love of his life, Rita, in 1947. April, they celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. Vito and...
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Franklin A. Kramer

July 28, 1925 - May 22, 2014

Franklin "Frank" A. Kramer, age 88, died Thursday, May 22, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family by his side. He was born July 28, 1925 to Franklin and Helen (Middendorf) Kramer in Menominee, Michigan. Frank was drafted in the US Army serving during WWII (1943-1945) in the Battle of the Bulge. He also was in the National Guard for 10 years. Frank worked for the Rhinelander Telephone...
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Gloria Deau

January 2, 1937 - May 21, 2014

Gloria Jean Deau, age 77, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Friendly Village Nursing Home. She was born January 2, 1937 to Dennis Jr. and Amelia (Kuroske) Deau in Rhinelander. She graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1956. Gloria enjoyed watching T.V. and movies, cooking; she was an avid reader and Green Bay Packer Fan.Gloria is survived by her brother Donald Deau.Gloria is preceded in...
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Jeanne M. Decker

April 30, 1948 - May 15, 2014

Jeanne Decker (nee Wolfe), age 66, died Thursday, May 15, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital surround by her loving family. She was born April 30, 1948 to Herman and Leona (Slozes) Wolfe in Rhinelander. She married Michael Decker in 1979. She loved to knit, go to the races, and mostly spend time with her grandchildren.Jeanne is survived by her husband Michael, sons John (Patti) Barlowski,...
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Robert D. Miller

January 12, 1934 - May 11, 2014

Robert "Bob" Duane Miller, 80, of Rhinelander, Wisconsin passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014 with loved ones by his side. Bob was born on January 12, 1934 to Winnie and Cecila Miler in Rhinelander. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and later worked for the Paper Company for 44 years, retiring in 1996. As a lifelong resident of Rhinelander, Bob thoroughly enjoyed the...
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Alfred DiGiacomo

September 9, 1922 - May 9, 2014

Alfred DiGiacomo, age 91, died Friday, May 9, 2014 at Friendly Village Nursing Home. He was born September 9, 1922 to Anselmo and Christina (Fondie) DiGiacomo in Aurora, Minnesota. Al joined the Navy in September 1942 and was assigned to the USS Hancock in July 1943. His station on the ship was rank of Musician First Class. He was awarded the Asia-Pacific Theatre Medal and Philippine...
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Cletus J. Gillis

February 27, 1928 - March 5, 2014

Cletus J. Gillis, age 86, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Rennes Health Rehab Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Green Bay, WI to Albert and Lillian Gillis on February 27 1928. He went to Central Catholic High School and graduated in 1946. Cletus married the love of his life, Evelyn A. (Hakes) Gillis on June 24, 1950. They were married for 64 years. He worked as a Meter...
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Richard Franklin Marks

March 30, 1922 - February 12, 2014

Richard "Dick" F. Marks, age 91, died, Wednesday, February 12, 2014. He was born to Raymond and Lula (Megow) Marks on March 30, 1922 in Rhinelander where he has been a lifelong resident. Dick was a proud member of the 1938-39 Rhinelander High School Basketball team which was the only team to date to go on to win the Wisconsin State Championship in Rhinelander. In 2008 he was inducted into the...
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Caren Adele Moyer

December 26, 1938 - January 6, 2014

Caren A. Moyer, age 75, went to be with the Lord, Monday January 6, 2014. She was born December 26, 1938 to Adrian and Bernice Moyer in Rhinelander. Caren graduated Rhinelander High School in 1957, and went to Grant Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago IL, where she graduated in 1960. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where she faithfully served her Lord.Caren is survived by her...
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Gene Anthony Martishus

August 25, 1926 - November 30, 2013

Gene A. Martishus, age 87, of Rhinelander, died Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Friendly Village Nursing Home surrounded by his family. He was born to Antone and Margaret (Dauba) Martishus in Chicago, Illinois on August 25, 1926. Gene moved to the McNaughton area when he was 12 years old. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener. He loved reloading ammo and sharing his garden vegetables...
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Mary Roman

November 3, 1914 - October 20, 2013

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Richard Earl Quade

July 5, 1956 - September 15, 2012

Richard E. Quade, age 56, of Mosinee, died doing what he loved, on Saturday, September 15, 2012. Richard was born on July 5, 1956 in Rhinelander to Earl and Jean (Hunter) Quade. He had attended school in Rhinelander. Richard had been employed for many years with Veloia Group. He also had owned his own auto repair shop in Rhinelander. Richard enjoyed polishing and riding his Harley, harassing his...
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Frank P. Pulec

January 10, 1939 - January 21, 2012

Frank P. Pulec, age 73, of Bundy, died January 21, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Frank R. and Anna (Gavenda) Pulec on January 10, 1939 in Chicago Heights, IL. Frank graduated from St. Willibrord Catholic High School in Roseland, IL and completed technician certification at DeVry. Frank was a United States Army veteran. He married the former Carol Guenther on...
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