Our Obituaries

Robert A. Gee

February 17, 1946 - July 15, 2014

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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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Joen C. Busche

January 25, 1927 - October 10, 2011

Joen C. Busche, age 84 of Rhinelander, died October 10, 2011 at Friendly Village Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 25, 1927 in Green Bay, the daughter of Percy and Beatrice (Cockrill) Day. She graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1945. She was formerly, married to Raymond Busche, then she met Bob the love of her life and they spent the next 40 years...
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Dorene Swartwout

August 15, 1937 - October 10, 2011

Dorene M. Swartwout, age 74, of Rhinelander died on Monday, October 10, 2011 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 15, 1937 in Rhinelander the daughter of Roy (Butch) and Evelyn (Mewhorter) Gilbert. She graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1955. Later she obtained a degree in Accounting from Nicolet College. Dorene married her first love Lawrence Swartwout in...
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James H. Dekker

June 24, 1931 - October 8, 2011

James H. Dekker, age 80, of Rhinelander died on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at his home with his loving wife Betty at his side. He was born in Rhinelander on June 24, 1931 the son of James and Hazel (Campbell) Dekker. Jim graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1949. He served in the air force as a staff Sergeant and he taught jet mechanics in Amarillo, TX where he met and married the former...
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Janice M. Drexler

March 2, 1950 - October 8, 2011

Janice M. Drexler, age 61 or Rhinelander, died on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Marshfield, WI, on March 2, 1950 the daughter of Gilbert and Irene (Griebel) Engmann. She attended Columbus High School in Marshfield. On September 4, 1971 she married Lawrence Drexler Jr. in Stratford, WI. From 1985 - 1997 she ran her own daycare business. ...
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Arthur H. Ames

September 12, 1929 - October 7, 2011

Arthur H. Ames, age 82, of Rhinelander died on Friday, October 7. 2011 at Milestone Assisted Living with his wife Anna Maria by his side. He was born in Berwyn, Illinois on September 12, 1929 the son of Hazen and Blanche (Novotny) Ames. Art graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1951. He married the former AnnaMaria Millin on November 3, 1973 in Wheaton, Il. He was CEO of Ames...
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Nadine Jean Fisher

September 9, 1922 - October 6, 2011

Nadine J. "Penny" Fisher, age 89, of Monico, died on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Monico on September 9, 1922, the daughter of Edward and Ella (Nehls) Meyers. Nadine married Jerome Fisher on October 22, 1949. She enjoyed playing cards, gambling, crocheting, gardening, flowers and she was a big fan of both the Brewers and Packers.Nadine is...
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Marion V. Cloutier

November 27, 1925 - October 5, 2011

Marion V. Cloutier, age 85 of Rhinelander, died on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at the Alice Haus. She was born at St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander, WI on November 27, 1925 to Archel and Mary (Malz) Cloutier. She graduated from St. Mary's School in 1939 and Rhinelander High School in 1943. Following a term at the Rhinelander Vocational School, she worked at J.C. Penny Company office for two...
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Audrey Winquist

June 2, 1928 - October 4, 2011

Audrey G. Winquist, age 83, of Rhinelander died on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 2, 1928 in Sugar Camp to Ira and Freida (Tomack) Basch. Audrey went to grade school in Sugar Camp and graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1946. She married Ray Winquist on May 15, 1947 in Rhinelander. Audrey worked as the first crossing guard at Lincoln Street...
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Mary F. Gould

July 11, 1931 - October 3, 2011

Mary Gould, age 80, of Rhinelander died on Monday, October 3, 2011 at Seasons of Life Hospice in Woodruff. She was born in Somo, WI, on July 11, 1931 the daughter of Walter and Olive (Rennhak) Sanderson. She graduated from Tripoli High School in 1949. She moved to Rhinelander in 1971 and worked at the Schiek Clinic as the business manager. She was the Director of the Oneida County Department...
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Daniel Raymond Barnes

September 10, 1937 - October 1, 2011

Daniel Raymond Barnes passed away October 1, 2011, at the age of 74. He was born September 10, 1937 in Posen, Illinois. After marrying Sandra Jarvis, they eventually settled in Blue Island, Il where he worked as a switchman on the railroad. At one point, he also owned a successful pet shop for several years. He acted as secretary/treasurer and local chairman for his local United...
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Deborah A. Turgeon

July 14, 1952 - September 13, 2011

Deborah Ann Turgeon, age 59 died September 13, 2011 at Taylor Park Nursing Home under the care of hospice and surrounded by her loving family. Deb was born July 14, 1952 in Antigo to Albert and June (Beard) Warren. She graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1971. Deb attended college to begin her career in nursing. Deb started as a CNA and later became a LPN and worked at the Jolly Fisherman...
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Thomas L. Eatherly

August 16, 1938 - September 10, 2011

Thomas L Eatherly, age 73 of Rhinelander, died Saturday, September 10, 2011 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 16, 1938 in Waukegan, Illinois. He married the former Patricia Ames on June 2, 1956 in Waukegan, IL. He retired from Abbott Laboratories after 37 years. He was president of The "tiny" Social Club for 30 years in North Chicago, IL. Tom and Pat moved to...
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Victor M. Lawrick

May 30, 1921 - September 9, 2011

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William H. Ives

April 28, 1921 - September 8, 2011

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Robert A. Heurich

September 25, 1930 - September 6, 2011

Dr. Robert A. Heurich, age 80 of Rhinelander, died on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at St Mary's Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Chicago, IL on September 25, 1930, the son of Ernest and Grace (Kelm) Heurich. Robert graduated from Rhinelander High School and continued his education at the Pacific University School of Optometry graduating in 1955. He married the former...
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Margaret Patricia Steinmetz

February 27, 1926 - September 3, 2011

Margaret Patricia (Kilduff) Steinmetz, age 85 of Rhinelander, has made heaven a little brighter now that she has entered into eternal life on Saturday, September 3, 2011. She was born on February 27, 1926 the daughter of William and Julia (Gallagher) Kilduff. She attended St. Mary's School and graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1944. She studied at Superior State Teachers College, but...
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Genevieve Seifert

November 3, 1924 - September 2, 2011

Genevieve "Judy" Seifert, age 86 of Rhinelander, died on Friday, September 2, 2011 at Alice Haus. She was born November 3, 1924 in Northport, MI the daughter of William and Nettie (Richard) Bernard. She attended school in Milwaukee. Judy moved to Wisconsin at an early age. She has been a resident of Rhinelander for many years. Judy owned and operated the Hodag Bar from 1967 to 2007. She was...
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Robert Edward Hazelquist

January 27, 1926 - September 1, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Hildebrand-Russ Funeral Home, Rhinelander, WI.
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Michael Edward Theis

February 8, 1947 - August 29, 2011

Michael "Big Mike" Edward Theis, age 64, died Monday, August 29, 2011 at his home in Rhinelander. He was born in Milwaukee on February 8, 1947, the son of Floyd and Sylvia (Wottrick) Theis. He worked as a machinist for General Electric in Milwaukee for 34 years and retired to the Northwoods in 2006. He married Kay Pedersen on December 12, 2003 in Waukesha. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting,...
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Jean Lynne Miller

August 20, 1941 - August 28, 2011

Jean Lynne Miller, age 70 of Pine Lake, passed away peacefully at Friendly Village in Rhinelander, WI., after 3 months of care, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 20, 1941 in Milwaukee, WI, the daughter of Raymond and Irene (Radke) Schroeder. She attended Green Tree Elementary School in Glendale and graduated from Nicolet High School in June of 1959. Jean and Marty were...
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Hazel Hagen Johnson

July 17, 1931 - August 11, 2011

Hazel Hagen Johnson, age 80, of Elcho died August 11, 2011 at her home. She was born on July 17, 1931 in Rhinelander, WI to Helen and James "Frank" Hagen. She graduated from RHS in 1950. She married Warren "Doc" Johnson on August 11, 1951. She worked for St. Mary's Hospital as a nurses aide for many years. She enjoyed gardening, craft making, rug making, knitting, watching birds and berry...
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James Cecil Schuh

November 13, 1934 - August 9, 2011

James Cecil Schuh, age 76, of Rhinelander, passed peacefully into eternal life at St. Mary's Hospital with his wife Phyllis and their nephew and niece Doug and Karen Hurlbutt at his side, on Tuesday, August 9, 2011. He was born on November 13, 1934, in Elcho, Wisconsin to the late Cecil and Patricia Schuh. Jim attended school and spent much of his childhood in Monico. He graduated from Three...
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Don Allen Torbenson

April 7, 1942 - August 5, 2011

Don A. Torbenson, 69, of Rhinelander passed away peacefully with his loving family at his side on August 5th at the Aspirus Hospital in Wausau.Don was born on April 7, 1942 in Iola, Wisconsin to Allen and Belma (Wrolstad) Torbenson and married Janet L. (Hall) Torbenson on October 20, 1962.He was truly a man who enjoyed everything that made up life. From sitting on the porch with a cup of coffee...
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Joseph Andrew Pagac

June 18, 1933 - July 30, 2011

Joseph Andrew Pagac, age 78, of Sugar Camp, formally of Milwaukee died Saturday, July 30, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Joseph was born June 18, 1933 in Milwaukee to Anton and Christine (Svach) Pagac. He graduated from West Division High School in Milwaukee in 1951. Joseph married the former Patricia Gietzen at St. Michael's in Milwaukee. They always enjoyed spending time in...
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Rick Robert Holewinski

July 5, 1958 - July 23, 2011

Rick R. Holewinski, age 53, of Pine Lake, died Saturday, July 23, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family after a long hard battle with cancer. He was first diagnosed in 2007 with cancer and has been battling with it on and off ever since. He was very brave and courageous in his fight of cancer. He was born on July 5, 1958 in Rhinelander to Richard and Delores (Lund) Holewinski. He was a...
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Ermagard Ida Pehlke

August 20, 1916 - July 13, 2011

Ermagard (Ermy) Pehlke was called to her eternal home July 13, 2011 at the age of 94. Ermy was born to the late Arthur and Hattie (Paremski) Dinger on August 20, 1916 in Madison, WI. Ermy was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was educated in Rhinelander schools. Ermy married Gilbert "Gib" Pehlke on December 30, 1972 and moved to Richland Center, WI for two years and moved back...
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Ruth Dorothy Barlow

March 21, 1914 - July 13, 2011

Ruth Dorothy Barlow, age 97 of Rhinelander died Wednesday, July 13, 2011with her loving family by her side. She was born March 21, 1914 in Tomahawk to Alfred and Laura (Dean) Hein. She graduated from Rhinelander High School. She married Arthur Barlow on July 18, 1936. Ruth was a lifelong member of St Augustine's Church. She was involved in stunt night, original member of Hodag Honeys, member...
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Donald George Bennett

March 24, 1946 - July 8, 2011

Donald George Bennett, age 65, formerly of Oshkosh and Rhinelander, Wisconsin passed away Friday afternoon, July 8, 2011, returning home to Goodman, Wisconsin. He was born March 24, 1946, in Rhinelander, son of the late William and Violet (Durkee) Bennett.Don is survived by his wife of 22 years, Joy (Heckler) Bennett; son, Donald W. (Bobbie) Bennett of Rhinelander; daughters, Lisa Bacon and...
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Russell Michael Cavins

May 10, 1944 - June 29, 2011

Russell "Mike" Cavins, age 67 of Rhinelander, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at home surrounded by friends and family. He was born May 10, 1944 in Rockford, IL, the son of Daniel and Kathleen (Treleven) Cavins. He went to school at St Mary's Catholic School and attended Rhinelander High School. He was in the US Army from 1961-1970. Russell worked as an operations manager for a truck company...
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Marit Kupferberg

September 24, 1942 - June 28, 2011

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Sammy Ramker, Sr.

March 5, 1946 - June 26, 2011

Sammy Ramker Sr., age 65 of the town of Pelican, died Sunday, June 26, 2011 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 5, 1946 in Marshfield, the son of Max and Bonnie (Voelker) Ramker. He attended schools in Colby. On March 4, 1996 he married Teresa Wozniczka in Rhinelander. He was in the bar business for 23 years. He enjoyed hunting, camping, boating, and going to the...
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Teresa Marie Hagen

August 6, 1959 - June 25, 2011

.Teresa Marie Hagen, age 51 of Rhinelander, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2011, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her family and friends. Teresa was born on August 6, 1959 the daughter of Vern and Catherine Hagen. After her Mother's death in 1986, Teresa joined the family of her sister, Pat, where she lived until the time of her death. Teresa attended school in Rhinelander and...
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Nellie Ann Lewis

April 21, 1928 - June 11, 2011

Nellie Ann Lewis, of Rhinelander, died Saturday, June 11, 2011 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 21, 1928 to Issac and Anna (Chicaski) Whitman in Rhinelander. Nellie married the love of her life, Ronald Lewis. They were married for 63 years and raised their family together in Rhinelander. She was a homemaker and enjoyed everything that involved. Nellie loved doing...
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Norbert John Hageny

October 27, 1944 - May 26, 2011

Norbert John Hageny, age 66, of Rhinelander, died, Thursday, May 26, 2011 at his home. He was born October 27, 1944 in Rhinelander to Norbert C. and Julia (Thompson) Hageny. Norbert graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1962. He married Jane Foust on May 1, 1971. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam from February 15, 1968 to September 19, 1969. Norbert worked at the Rhinelander Post...
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John Joswick

June 5, 1923 - May 23, 2011

John Joswick, age 87, of Rhinelander, died on Monday, May 23, 2011 at Taylor Park Nursing Home surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 5, 1923 in Hatley, WI, the son of Alex and Bridged (Walkowski) Joswick. He worked on the family farm for many years. He served in the US Navy in the Pacific Theater during WWII. John worked at the Rhinelander Paper Mill until retiring in 1989. He...
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Violet F. Anderson

November 20, 1922 - May 21, 2011

Violet F. Anderson, age 88, of Rhinelander died on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Taylor Park Nursing Home after a long battle with COPD. She was born on November 20, 1922 in Fenwood, WI, the daughter of Wilbert and Barbara (Schoenfuss) Alt. She loved being around and taking care of her family especially at Christmas when they would all gather to enjoy good food, good company and her beautifully...
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Emily Berenda

March 2, 1923 - May 10, 2011

Emily A Berenda, age 88, longtime resident of Rhinelander and Tomahawk, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 2, 1923, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Frank and Julia (Zauszniewska) Pienkowski. She married Joseph Robert Berenda June 5, 1949. She worked as a nursing assistant until she went back to school and graduated in 1975 from...
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Gary Wayne Trudeau

August 9, 1965 - May 8, 2011

Trudeau, Gary W., age 45, of Rhinelander, died Sunday, May 8, 2011. He was born August 9, 1965 in Milwaukee, the son of Nyland and Lynndy (Lego) Trudeau. Everyone knew that Gary was the kind of guy who loved his family. He absolutely loved his grandbabies and was proud to have them in his life. He had a special place in his heart for everyone, and when someone needed him, he never hesitated...
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Lorraine Heredith

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Lorraine Heredith, age 91, of McNaughton, died on Sunday, September 11, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 20, 1919, in McNaughton, WI, the daughter of Paul and Catherine (Weber) Fredrich. She was a lifelong resident of McNaughton and a member of Nativity of Our Lord St Joseph's Church.Lorraine is survived by her daughters; Kay Rogers of DePere, WI; and Judy (Jack)...
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Patricia Jeane Winkler

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Patricia Jeane Winkler, age 86, of Rhinelander, passed away July 11, 2011 at the Josephine Haus under the loving care of the staff and Ministry Hospice. Pat was born December 20, 1924 in Rhinelander the daughter of Edward and Ellen (Hilber) Healy. She attended Rhinelander schools and was a life long resident of Rhinelander. Pat married James Francis Winkler June 7, 1947 at the Immaculate...
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Ronald Janes Lewis

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Ronald J. Lewis, age 87, of Rhinelander, died Friday, June 10, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 7, 1923 in Pelican Lake, Wisconsin to Albert and Addie (Ashley) Lewis. He enlisted in the US Army on January 12, 1943 and was honorably discharged on December 23, 1945 receiving a bronze star. He married the love of his life, Nellie Whitman, they were married for...
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Mary Lorraine Krause

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Mary Lorraine Krause, age 93, a lifetime resident of Rhinelander, died Saturday, May 28th, 2011, at her home. She is survived by her daughter; Sally (Bob) Ensign and granddaughter Jasmine Ensign all of Alma, Colorado. She was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. Mary was a cherished soul who touched many lives. She was strong, resilient, stubborn and kind hearted. She will...
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Beverly Vanney

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Beverly L. Vanney, age 73, of Gleason, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at St. Mary's Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 8, 1938 in Rhinelander, the daughter of Oscar and Lucy (Belski) Durkee. She graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1956. She married Tom Vanney on October 4, 1958 in Rhinelander. She was a homemaker and enjoyed raising her children, knitting, canning...
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Gordon Gustave Holleback

December 24, 1918 - Unknown

Gordon G. Holleback, age 92, joined his beloved wife, Audrey, in heaven on May 19, 2011. He died at his home in Rhinelander, surrounded by his family in the care of Ministry Hospice. Gordie was born December 24, 1918 in Milwaukee to Paul and Bertha (Decoux) Holleback. Gordie lived a long life as an artist, producing more than 250 paintings, since his retirement from commercial art in 1983. ...
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Margaret Elizabeth Petraitis

March 17, 1922 - Unknown

Margaret E. Petraitis, age 89, of Rhinelander, passed away May 7, 2011, at the Friendly Village Nursing Home in the loving care of Ministry Hospice. She was born on March 17, 1922 in Rhinelander, the daughter of John and Margaret (Huber) Johnson. Margaret was married to Bruno Petraitis in 1944 in Rhinelander and together raised their family of two children. Margaret was a faithful member of St...
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