Our Obituaries

Joseph H Knox

May 5, 2013

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Ronald G Gebhard

July 24, 1929 - May 5, 2013

Ronald G Gebhard, age 83, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on July 24, 1929. Those who knew Ron knew he was an avid golfer and loved gardening. He also was a Badger, Packer and Brewer fan who kept up on their stats each season. Ron was orphaned at the age of 17 and put himself through college at UW-Madison, receiving a Bachelor...
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Joseph "Joe" F. Prodoehl

April 28, 1935 - May 2, 2013

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Woodruff, with visitation one hour prior to the Mass.
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John Martin Bentley

October 27, 1929 - April 30, 2013

John Martin Bentley, 83, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, at his home on Clear Lake in Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin. He was born on October 27, 1929, to Ben and Mildred Bentley in Greenville, Pennsylvania. John grew up in western Pennsylvania where he attended Perry Township grade school and Hadley High School. He attended Thiel College and Penn State University and in 1951 received his B.S....
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John Lichner

August 2, 1922 - April 24, 2013

Bohemian National Cemetery-Graveside Tuesday April 30, 2013 @ 11:30 AM
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Glenn C. Bean

October 26, 1934 - April 24, 2013

Glenn C. Bean, 78, of Lake Tomahawk, WI passed away at his home on Wednesday April 24, 2013. He was born in Stratford, WI on October 26, 1934 to Helen (Schwickrath) and Charles William Bean. He graduated from Stratford High School in 1952 and joined the US Army from 1953-1957. Glenn married Rose Marie Altmann on August 29, 1959 and graduated from NCTI in Wausau with an Associate Degree in...
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Charles E. Smeaton

April 7, 1933 - April 23, 2013

Charles E. Smeaton, age 80, of Arbor Vitae, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at his home. He was born on April 7, 1933 in Minocqua, the son of Harry and Florence (nee Bingham) Smeaton. Charles was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Robert Smeaton and William Smeaton. He is survived by his wife, Janet; children, David Smeaton, Laurie Smeaton and Kelly Smeaton; grandson, Kurt...
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Ernest A. Erickson

May 6, 1930 - April 21, 2013

Ernest A. Erickson, 82, of St Germain passed away at his home on Sunday April 21, 2013. He is survived by his son Ernest (Sherri) Erickson, grandson Kyler and a sister Evelyn Gard. No services are planned.
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Kenneth J. Nikolas

June 25, 1945 - April 20, 2013

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Donna Lee Merker

August 22, 1943 - April 14, 2013

Donna Lee Merker, age 69, of Presque Isle, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends after a long battle with cancer on Sunday, April 14, 2013. She was born on August 22, 1943 in Nashua, New Hampshire, the daughter of George and Irene (nee Freeman) Doughty. Donna was active in the Presque Isle Lioness Club, Presque Isle Book Club, Manitowish Waters Book Club and...
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Laurel W. Chapman

July 25, 1951 - April 10, 2013

Laurel W. Chapman, 61 of Lac du Flambeau, died on April 10, 2013 at Avanti Health & Rehabilitation Center following a long battle with cancer. She was born in Stevens Point on July 25, 1951 to Richard J. Larson and Wilma (Mossberg) Larson. Laurel was a loving mother and grandmother who devoted much of her time and energy as a caregiver to family members. She loved the Northwoods and loved...
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Eileen M. Dasler

November 19, 1946 - April 7, 2013

Eileen "Bunny" Margaret Dasler nee Warrick of Minocqua, 66, died on April 7, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield of complications from Toxic Shock. Eileen was born on November 19, 1946, along with her twin sister Loreen, to Howard and Eileen (Mattison) Warrick. She graduated from Marshfield Senior High in 1964 and married Theodore W. Dasler on May 4, 1968. Together they have five...
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Richard J. Cheslak

August 27, 1929 - April 7, 2013

Richard Cheslak passed away at the Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff on Sunday April 7, 2013. He was born in Antigo, WI to Leo and Rose Cheslak. He is survived by his wife Marlene, two sons Mark (Brenda) of Wausau and Steve of Arbor Vitae and a grandson Steve Jr. of Woodruff. A Prayer Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Bolger Funeral Home - Woodruff Chapel,...
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Bobbie L. Swerdlow

October 19, 1939 - April 6, 2013

Bobbie L. Swerdlow, 73, of St. Germain, WI passed away at Ministry St. Clares Hospital in Weston on Saturday April 6, 2013. She is survived by her husband Sherwin, son Pete, Daughter Debbie, a sister Patricia (Red); three brothers Robert (Linda), Frank (Dottie) and Bill (Marcia). She was preceded in death by her daughter Patti. Her wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held...
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Stephen "Steve" Walker

February 23, 1943 - April 3, 2013

Stephen R. Walker,70, passed away at home on Wednesday, April 3, following a lengthy illness and death from the complications of multiple sclerosis. Steve was born February 23, 1943, in Chicago, IL, and was adopted as an infant through The Cradle by Barbara M. and Edwin F. Walker, Jr. of Oak Brook, IL. Steve graduated from Hinsdale Township High School in 1961, having achieved second in...
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Shirley J. Harrison

September 20, 1934 - March 28, 2013

Shirley J. Harrison, age 78, of Presque Isle, WI, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield WI. She was born on September 20, 1934 in Rozellville, WI, the daughter of Antone and Thelma (nee Nelson) Brei. Shirley was united in marriage to Jack Harrison on November 15, 1952. Shirley and Jack have owned and operated the Presque Isle Campground since 1989...
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Richard "Dick" Shilt

March 27, 2013

Richard "Dick" Shilt of Woodruff passed away at the Seasons of Life Hospice House on Wednesday March 27, 2013. He was a veteran of WW II, enlisting in the Air Force in 1943 and serving until 1946. He was a crew member on a B-17 bomber. Dick was preceded in death by hs wife Doris (Gauthier) Shilt. They owned a home on Fence Lake for many years. He is survived by his five children, Rick of Eau...
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Charles "Chipper" Watts

May 31, 1932 - March 22, 2013

The active life of Charles "Chipper" Watts, 80, of Mercer, came to a peaceful end Friday March 22, 2013 surrounded by his family at the Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff, WI. A Celebration of Life will be Monday March 25, 2013 from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Senior Center in Mercer, WI. Chipper was born on May 31, 1932 in Radisson, WI to Charles Searle Watts and Virginia Ray (nee Ayre) Watts. ...
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Clarence Henry Johnson

February 27, 1917 - March 20, 2013

Clarence Henry Johnson passed away peacefully March 20th at his residence in K-Care, Lac du Flambeau. He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Kathleen. He is survived by his sister, Evelyn Galbraith of Seminole, Florida, and his sons: Warren (Barbara) of Mercer, Wisconsin, Alamogordo, New Mexico; and Roger (Carol) of Logan, Utah. Numerous grandchildren, nephews and nieces will miss his...
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Glenn A. Sebby

August 17, 1919 - March 6, 2013

Glenn A. Sebby, age 93, of Lac du Flambeau, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Our Home K-Care in Lac du Flambeau. He was born on August 17, 1919 in Plainfield, IL, the son of Arthur and Rose Sebby. Glenn was a proud Veteran of the United States Navy. He served in the Navy from 1943-46 during World War II, aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise. On May 16, 1996 he married Patricia Hrabik. Glenn...
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Thomas J. Kloehn

March 12, 1934 - March 6, 2013

Thomas J. Kloehn, 78, of Minocqua passed away at UW Hospitals in Madison on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. He was born in Milwaukee, WI on March 12, 1934 to James and Edith (Hartson) Kloehn. Thomas proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He married Shirley A. (nee Ashenbrenner) on January 7, 1956 in Gresham, WI at St. Francis Church. He retired in 1990 as an Industrial Motor Salesmen for the G.E....
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Terri J. Mustache

January 29, 1963 - March 2, 2013

Terri J. Mustache, age 50, of Lac du Flambeau, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at her home surrounded by family. She was born on January 29, 1963 in Hayward, the daughter of James and Gertrude (nee LaRush) Mustache. Terri was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her children, Edward Mustache, Michael Mustache, Emma Beighley, Kami Beighley, Mamie Beighley and Sadie Beighley;...
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Thomas R. Koenen

July 17, 1931 - February 26, 2013

Thomas R. Koenen "Say not in grief 'He is no more', but live in thankfulness that he was!" Tom died peacefully at home on February 26th. He grew up in Whitefish Bay with his parents, William and Lorraine and brothers, Ed and Harold. The Northwoods has been a part of Tom's life since childhood. He spent his summers at the Dairyman's Country Club which was co-founded by his grandfather, Ed...
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Mary E. Pukall

January 16, 1923 - February 26, 2013

Mary Pukall, of Arbor Vitae, slipped peacefully into eternal life Tuesday, February 26, at her home in Arbor Vitae. She was 90 years old. She was born January 16, 1923 in Cobalt, Ontario, Canada, to John and Gertrude (Gartside) Underwood. After completing high school, she worked as an office manager for lumber brokers, first in Latchford, Ontario and later in Toronto. On July 25th, 1945,...
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James C. Wendt

June 22, 1952 - February 22, 2013

James C. Wendt, age 60, of Minocqua, passed away on February 22, 2013. Jim was born in Portage, WI to William R. and Donna J. (nee McDermott) Wendt on June 20, 1952. He is survived by his wife and soul mate, Toni (nee Miller) Wendt of Minocqua. Jim was the proud father of Nathan (Ronda) Wendt of Marion, IA and Christine Wendt of Minocqua; grandsons, Tyler, Cody and Luke Wendt; granddaughters,...
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Mildred N. Hillman

November 24, 1919 - February 21, 2013

Mildred N. Hillman, age 93, of Woodruff, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Golden Age Nursing Home in Tomahawk. She was born on November 24, 1919 in Middleville, MN, the daughter of Charlie and Minnie (nee Anders) Taylor. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, all her brothers and sisters, husband Karl Sr. and her son, Karl Jr. plus 2 grandsons. She is survived by two daughters...
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Joyce H. Elbe

December 22, 1940 - February 19, 2013

Joyce H. Elbe, age 72, of Minocqua, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at her home. She was born on December 22, 1940 in Wausau, the daughter of Louis and Sylvia (nee Harder) Wadzinski. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Randall and Victor and sister, Virginia. She is survived by her loving husband, Jack Elbe; children, Jay (Anna) Elbe, Jacqueline (Stephen) Brada and...
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Miriam E. Roe

February 16, 1930 - February 16, 2013

Miriam E. Roe, 83 of Woodruff died February 16, 2013 at Ministry St. Clare's Hospital, Weston. She was born February 16, 1930 in O'Fallon, Illinois to Harry and Evelyn Greene. Upon graduating from O'Fallon Township High School, she attended Washington University graduating with a BA degree in Interior Design. Miriam worked in interior design in St. Louis. On October 15, 1955 she married Lloyd...
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Robert R. Majewski

June 21, 1963 - February 15, 2013

Robert R. Majewski, age 49, of Woodruff, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013 at Seasons of Life Hospice House. He was born on June 21, 1963 in Milwaukee, the son of Thomas and Dianne (nee Nowak) Majewski. Per Robert's request, cremation will take place and no services will be held.
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Edwin C. Brown

October 23, 1931 - February 12, 2013

Private family services were held.
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Myrtle L. Kompas

June 11, 1917 - February 9, 2013

Myrtle L. Kompas, passed away peacefully at Avanti Nursing Home in Minocqua, WI on February 9, 2013 at the age of 95. She was predeceased by her husband, "Charlie"; granddaughter, Carolyn Behrens; three brothers and two sisters. Myrtle is survived by her sons, Wayne (Janet) and Charles; close family friend, Dick Anderle; granddaughter, Jill (Kent) Szalewski; great- grandchildren, "Charlie"...
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Thomas Iwachniuk

November 25, 1930 - February 8, 2013

Thomas Iwachniuk, age 82, of Boulder Junction, passed away on Friday, February 8, 2013 at Howard Young Medical Center. He was born on November 25, 1930 in Chicago, IL, the son of Andrew and Josephine Iwachniuk. Tom is survived by his wife, Meta "Dolly" Iwachniuk; children, Thomas Andrew Iwachniuk and Nancy (David) Garmoe; grandchildren, Thomas Andrew Iwachniuk, Emma Marie Iwachniuk, Alex Garmoe,...
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Brian D. Cross, Sr.

May 18, 1952 - February 7, 2013

Brian D. Cross Sr., age 60, of Green Bay, WI, died on February 7, 2013. He was born on May 18, 1952 in Hayward. Brian is survived by his wife, Caryl Cross; son, Brian D. Cross Jr.; stepchildren; grandchildren; sisters; brothers; nieces; nephews; aunts and uncles. Funeral Services were held from Thursday, February 14, 2013 until Friday, February 15, 2013 at the Multi-Purpose Building in Lac du...
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Elizabeth J. Keister

December 6, 1935 - February 5, 2013

Elizabeth J. Keister, age 77, of Boulder Junction, WI, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Lillian Kerr Nursing Home in Phelps, WI. She was born on December 6, 1935 in Appleton, WI, the daughter of William and Irene Kable. Betty was a graduate of AV-W High School. She had been married to her husband, Donald Keister for over 57 years. Don and Betty managed and operated Resort of the Woods....
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Paul F. Draeger

November 8, 1921 - February 4, 2013

Paul F. Draeger, age 91 of Woodruff, died February 4, 2013, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. He was born on November 8, 1921 in Colby, the son of Paul and Anna (nee Panke) Draeger. He was a Mason and was very active in the church. A talented vocalist, Paul sang with the choir at Community Presbyterian Church and weekly at the Avanti Nursing Facility. He enjoyed spending time at the Lake of...
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Shirley R. Filbrandt

December 3, 1929 - February 3, 2013

Shirley Filbrandt (Doolittle, Gabert, Degeorgio), 83, passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Seasons of Life Hospice House in Woodruff, WI. Shirley was born in 1929 in Rockford, Illinois and is preceded in death by her parents Syd and Rosabel Doolittle. At the age of 17 months, Shirley moved with her family to her Grandfather's resort, Evergreen Lodge, in Boulder Junction. She then moved to...
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Evelyn M. Johnson

June 28, 1923 - February 1, 2013

Evelyn M. Johnson passed away on February 1st, 2013 at the age of 89 at Howard Young Medical Center. She was born June 28, 1923 in Morris, IL. She graduated from Morris High School in 1942 and from Silver Cross Hospital in 1945 as a registered nurse. She married David A. Johnson on June 17th, 1950. He preceded her in death on November 28, 1993. In 1956, they moved from Illinois to Hazelhurst, WI....
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Marcella M. Beson

July 1, 1916 - January 27, 2013

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Lac du Flambeau.
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Paul L. Brenner

January 25, 1924 - January 27, 2013

Paul L. Brenner, 89, of Boulder Junction, WI passed away on Sunday January 27, 2013 at Our Home K-Care. He was born in West Milwaukee on January 25, 1924 to Louis and Johannah (nee Schuster) Brenner. He graduated from West Milwaukee High School in 1941 and served in the US-Navy from 1941 until 1947. He served in the South Pacific, working as an aviation ordnanceman with the Fighting Squadron...
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David W. Chernouski

April 2, 1935 - January 21, 2013

David W. Chernouski, 77, of Fayetteville, NC passed away at on January 21, 2013 in North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his Father William Chernouski and step mother Georgia; his mother Mary Ann Beal and step father George Beal, wife Celia and a sister Leslie. He is survived by many cousins, other relatives and friends. Military graveside services will be held in the spring at the...
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Tillie B. Small

August 17, 1918 - January 21, 2013

Tillie Small, formerly of Schiller Park, Illinois passed away on January 21st at Seasons of Life Hospice House in Woodruff, WI. Tillie is survived by her daughters, Estelle Smith of Arbor Vitae, WI and Carole McCurley of Oklahoma City, OK. She left behind her much loved grandson, Jason McCurley and great-granddaughter, Kaitlynn of Oklahoma City; sister, Olga Olds; brother, Steve Bazan and many...
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James Evitts

March 18, 1968 - January 19, 2013

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Mary P. Stelling

November 29, 1934 - January 12, 2013

Mary P. Stelling, Age 78, of Lac du Flambeau, formerly of Prospect Heights, IL, born November 29, 1934, passed away on January 12, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. She is survived by her husband of 59 years Donald P. Stelling; mother of daughter Terry (Steve) Peterson and sons Don A. Stelling, and the late Arthur C. Stelling and Cary D. Stelling, Loving Grandmother to Don A. Stelling...
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Elsie Harkins

December 11, 1917 - January 10, 2013

Elsie Harkins, age 95, of Minocqua and formerly of Mt. Prospect, IL, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Seasons of Life Hospice House. She was born on December 11, 1917 in New Rockford, North Dakota; the daughter of Otto and Annie (nee Pister) Strasburg. Elsie enjoyed traveling, dancing, playing cards and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, John;...
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Raymond H. Baer

September 19, 1926 - January 9, 2013

Raymond H. Baer, age 86, of Watersmeet, MI, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. Raymond was born on September 19, 1926 in Melrose Park, IL, the son of John and Olga Baer. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dolores and son, Robert. He is survived by his children, Jack, Marsha, Lisa, Leslie, Julie and Marlene; 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Raymond was the last...
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William "Bill" C. Clark

November 18, 1935 - January 8, 2013

William "Bill" C. Clark, age 77, of Minocqua, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. Bill was born on November 18, 1935 in Lake Tomahawk, the son of Charles and Edna Clark. He is survived by his wife, Pearl; mother, Edna; brother, Jim (Karen) Clark; sister, Bertha Langren and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be...
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Mildred Baier

January 5, 2013

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Earl J. Braun

March 19, 1927 - January 5, 2013

No services planned.
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Gary L. Gierach

March 26, 1945 - January 4, 2013

Gary Gierach, 67, of Hurley WI entered into the eternal glory of heaven through the merits of his Savior, Jesus Christ at his residence on Friday, January 4, 2013. He was born, March 26, 1945, in Port Washington, WI to the late Albert and Lydia (Mundt) Gierach. Gary was Baptized into the church on April 22, 1945 and confirmed on March 22, 1959. Gary was raised on a farm in the Germantown area....
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Charlotte L. Smart

June 11, 1923 - January 3, 2013

Charlotte L. Smart "Charlie Brown", age 89, of Minocqua, WI passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Our Home K-Care in Lac du Flambeau. Charlotte was born on June 11, 1923 in Milwaukee, WI. Per her wishes cremation will take place and no services will be held.
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Raymond W. Trimble

July 13, 1917 - December 28, 2012

Raymond W. Trimble, age 95, of Woodruff, WI passed away peacefully on Friday, December 28, 2012 at Our Home K-Care Lake Tomahawk. He was born on July 13, 1917 in International Falls, MN. The son of Eric and Evelyn Trimble, Ray grew up in Milwaukee, WI where he graduated from Marquette University. He later moved to Waukegan, IL where he lived for over 30 years, until retiring as Commander from...
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Leonard J. Parisi

September 11, 1952 - December 27, 2012

Leonard J. Parisi, age 60, of Minocqua, passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at his home. He was born on September 11, 1952 in Chicago, IL, the son of Salvatore and Dolores (nee Enwright) Parisi. He is survived by his wife, Judy Parisi; mother, Dolores Parisi; sister, Bonnie (Michael) Ricci and other family and friends. Cremation will take place and no services will be held. In lieu of...
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Donna J. Writesman

July 6, 1953 - December 25, 2012

Donna J. Writesman, age 59, of Lac du Flambeau, WI, passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at her home. She was born on July 6, 1953 in Racine, WI, the daughter of Oscar and Helen (nee Adams) Francis. Donna is survived by her husband, Fred; brother, Warren "Chip" Francis; sister, Lorrie (Jan) Farral; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held from 12...
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Cody Lynn Wolfe

April 12, 1995 - December 23, 2012

Visitation will begin at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at the Multi-Purpose Building in Lac du Flambeau, with a Funeral Service being held on Thursday, December 27, 2012. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Lac du Flambeau.
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Thomas L. Johnson

July 23, 1955 - December 21, 2012

Thomas L. Johnson, age 57, of Woodruff, died on December 21, 2012 at the Friendly Village Nursing Home in Rhinelander. He was born on July 23, 1955 in Brazil, Indiana, the son of Henry and Phyllis (nee Lytle) Johnson. Tom is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his beloved cat, Tilly; sister, Nancy (Perry) Junkermann; brothers, Jerry (Carolyn) Johnson and Danny (Anne) Johnson;...
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William A. Lockhart

June 29, 1935 - December 19, 2012

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Robert F. Farling

July 17, 1945 - December 15, 2012

Robert Finley Farling, 67, of Presque Isle died peacefully in his home on Saturday, December 15, 2012 following a long battle with cancer. Bob was the beloved son of George and Mildred Farling of Canton, North Carolina, the loving husband of Judy (Hambrick) Farling and devoted father of Christopher Farling. Bob is lovingly remembered by daughter in law, Heather Heide Farling; her parents Ann...
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Rita F. Brisk

September 29, 1950 - December 12, 2012

Visitation will begin at 4:00 PM on Friday, December 14, 2012 at the Multi-Purpose Building in Lac du Flambeau. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Lac du Flambeau, with burial at Memorial Cemetery. A complete obituary will follow.
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Mildred E. Jungck

December 28, 1909 - December 12, 2012

Mildred E. Jungck, age 102, of Presque Isle, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Howard Young Medical Center. She was born on December 28, 1909 in North Prairie, WI, the daughter of Herman and Sarah Dinkel. Mildred is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas and son, Robert. She is survived by her sons, Thomas W. (Karen) of New Berlin, WI and Richard and Corrine of Presque...
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John Castillo, Jr.

April 13, 1963 - December 11, 2012

Mr. John Castillo Jr., (49), of Presque Isle, WI, died December 11, 2012 at his home due to complications of being a quadriplegic. John Jr. was born on April 13, 1963 in Woodruff, WI, the son of the late John Sr. and Frances Castillo. Graduating early from Lakeland Union High School in 1979, John learned the field of engine repair and business management while assisting in the daily operation...
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Robert E Cosenza

October 24, 1941 - December 6, 2012

Robert Eugene Cosenza, 71, of Woodruff, WI passed away on Thursday December 6, 2012. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife Joyce, his three sons, Robert (Lara) of Parker, CO, Timothy (Cara) of Bloomington, IL and David (Christie) of Normal, IL; five grandchildren Anthony, Katie, Daniel, Timmy and Sarah and two brothers Joe and Paul (Sally) Cosenza of Florida...
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Nevaeh Angel Rose Reyes

December 5, 2012

Nevaeh Angel Rose Reyes, infant daughter of Cecilio Reyes and Amber Chapman, was called to her heavenly home on December 5, 2012.  Although her time was short, she blessed the family. She is survived by her parents, grandparents,  Delores Barber and Charles Fee, a sister Morgan Chapman and five brothers, Harley Schuman, Kiahan Chapman, Kaiden Chapman, Kasiah Chapman and Nick Reyes.  Further...
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Merrill "JOHN" Rennhack

January 23, 1923 - November 21, 2012

Merrill "John" R. Rennhack, 80, passed away at his home on Wednesday November 21, 2012. He was born in Milwaukee, WI on January 23, 1932 to Harold and Rose Minnie (Heiman). John and Rosemary were married in Watertown, WI on September 14, 1957. John served in the US Navy from 1950-54. His passion was carpentry, but he took an inside job with GM for twenty three years, where he was known as...
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Irma E. Jahns

May 30, 1915 - November 20, 2012

A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Markesan Memorial Park in Markesan, Wisconsin.
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Hiram N. Valliere

February 18, 1927 - November 19, 2012

Hiram Norman Valliere (also known as Chief Macintosh) Hiram Norman Valliere was born on February 18, 1927 and raised in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin, on the shore of Mud Lake (now called Moss Lake). He is the third of nine children born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Valliere. Hiram has three surviving siblings, Bette Skenandore, Doris Nielson , and Joseph Valliere He attended the grade...
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Samuel R. MacGregor

July 5, 1935 - November 18, 2012

Samuel Rohrer MacGregor, 77, of Park Falls, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 at Howard Young Medical Center. Sam had Parkinson's for many years and had the support of the local Parkinson's Support Group and the care/support of his live-in caregiver Mark. He was the son of Samuel R. MacGregor Sr. and Virginia (Wishmeyer) and was born in Holway, WI. Sam graduated from Medford High School. He then...
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Madeline Love Koput

August 3, 2012 - November 12, 2012

Madeline Love Koput, infant daughter of Jon and Andrea Koput, went home with Jesus on Monday, November 12, 2012. Madeline was born on August 3, 2012 in Woodruff. She is survived by her big brother, Wyler; Mom & Dad and extended family. Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Monday, November 19, 2012 at Lakeland Assembly of God, 9127 County Hwy J, Woodruff, WI 54568, with a Funeral...
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Beverly A. Flying

July 1, 1943 - November 11, 2012

A private family viewing will take place followed by cremation. Please check back for a complete obituary.
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Vivian B. Moore

November 2, 2012

Vivian B. Moore, of Lac du Flambeau, passed away on Friday, November 2, 2012 at her home. She was born in Odanah, WI, the daughter of Peter and Margaret Crowe. Vivian was preceded in death by her husband, Roy C. Moore; parents, brother; sisters and very dear friend, Rueben Zortman. She is survived by her sister, Jackie (Ted) Fraedrich; nephew, Ted (Cyndi) Fraedrich; niece, Rochelle Fraedrich;...
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Cruz Armando Davila Defoe

June 12, 2012 - October 25, 2012

Cruz Armando Davila Defoe, infant son of Vaughn Defoe and Larissa Davila passed away on Thursday October 25, 2012. He is survived by his parents; a sister, Aubrie Handrick; grandparents, Lorraine Smith, Arthur Kempen, Tandy Otto and Daniel Defoe; great grandfather, Vernon Defoe. He is further survived by Aunts, Uncles and other relatives. Traditional Native American services were held Saturday...
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Doris L. Ladwig

October 22, 2012

Doris L. Ladwig, 74, of Woodruff, WI passed away at her home on Monday October 22, 2012. She was preceded in death by a son Donny. Survivors include the father of her children Gene Ladwig of Green Lake, WI; three children Beverly Sandberg of Minocqua, Patty (Greg) Roth of Green Lake, Kenneth Ladwig of Green Lake; twelve grandchildren and fourteen grandchildren. A memorial service will be held...
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Lawrence F. Kruse

September 30, 1919 - October 20, 2012

Lawrence F. Kruse, age 93, of Boulder Junction and formerly of Orlando, FL, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Avanti Health and Rehabilitation in Minocqua. He was born on September 30, 1919 in Milwaukee, WI, the son of George and Gertrude (nee Quincy) Kruse. Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Ruth. He is survived by his daughter, Sharon (Ken) Tylke and son, Dale ...
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Carol Ann Wilke

May 31, 1948 - October 19, 2012

Carol A. Wilke, age 64, of Lac du Flambeau, WI and formerly of Milwaukee, passed away on Friday, October 19, 2012 at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff, WI. Carol was born on May 31, 1948 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Loren and Helen (nee Louis) Schultz. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law, Ed Neimi. She is survived by her loving husband, Ronald Wilke; brothers, Tom ...
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James Richard Moore

September 3, 1949 - October 17, 2012

James R. Moore, age 63, of Woodruff, passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at the VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, MI. He was born on September 3, 1949 in Duluth, MN, the son of Daniel and Irma (nee Thompson) Moore. Jim is survived by his wife, Ann Moore; children, Jason (fiance Keri Ziemba) Moore and Siobhan Moore and grandchildren, Chloe and Jackson. Per Jim's wishes, cremation will...
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Violet Bucher

September 13, 1922 - October 16, 2012

Violet Bucher, age 90, of Boulder Junction, WI, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at Avanti Health and Rehabilitation in Minocqua. She was born on September 13, 1922 in Mystic, Iowa, the daughter of Jay and Erma (nee Free) Massman. Violet was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Bucher on August 28, 1996. Per Violet's wishes, cremation will take place and no services will be...
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John V. Falls

May 30, 1954 - October 15, 2012

John V. Falls, 58, Minocqua, found peace on Monday, Oct. 15th, 2012 at his residence. John, the son of Fredrick H. Falls II and Carolyn Vonachen Falls, was born in Montgomery, Alabama on May 30, 1954. John spent most of his life in the Elmhurst, IL area where he owned and operated the family business Falls Design Inc. His summers were always spent where his heart was, in the Minocqua area, where...
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Barbara M. Korne-Vincent

March 4, 1947 - October 13, 2012

Barbara M. Korne-Vincent, age 65, of Lac du Flambeau, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Avanti Health and Rehabilitation in Minocqua. She was born on March 4, 1947 in Hayward, the daughter of William and Margaret (nee Sagasunk) Korne. Barb was preceded in death by her parents; brothers and sisters, Peter Korne, Jimmy Pat Korne, Sally Ann Korne, William Korne Jr., David Lee Korne and...
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Ronald E. Rohde

February 9, 1933 - October 11, 2012

Ronald E. Rohde, age 79, of Phelps, WI, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Seasons of Life Hospice House in Woodruff, WI. Ronald was born on February 9, 1933 in Chicago, IL, the son of Harvey and Ruth (nee Maas) Rohde. He was a proud Veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, David R. Rohde and brother, Richard C...
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Sue V. Borowczyk

August 13, 1942 - October 6, 2012

Sue Borowczyk, 70, of Lake Tomahawk passed away at her home on Saturday October 6, 2012. Survivors include her husband Jim; 2 sons, Jimmie (Carol) Jr. and John and a daughter, Jennifer (Mark) Linkinhoker all of Illinois. Four grandchildren Stephanie, Lindsey, Alyssa and Anthony. Her wish was to be cremated and no services are planned.
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Richard J. Astrauskas

July 19, 1941 - October 4, 2012

Cremation took place and no services will be held at this time.
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Marjorie E. Stroening

July 16, 1921 - October 4, 2012

Marjorie E. Stroening, 91, of Woodruff passed away at her home on Thursday October 4, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul and three children Robert, Richard and Sonny. Survivors include her grandchildren, great grandchildren, a brother and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be on Sunday October 7, 2012 at 11 AM at the Bolger Funeral Home-Woodruff Chapel. ...
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Paul D. Hofmann

October 2, 2012

Paul D. Hofmann, Sr. age 82, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at the Veterans Home in King, Wisconsin. He was born the last of 8 children on December 24, 1929, to Albert and Beatrice (Heitman) in Wellsville, Ohio. He served in the Korean War and worked as a chef in Milwaukee, before retiring in the Minocqua area. Paul loved fishing and the outdoors. He was an avid packer fan....
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Ruth O. Wienke

June 22, 1923 - October 1, 2012

Ruth O. Wienke, age 89, of Minocqua, formerly of Milwaukee, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 1, 2012 at Seasons of Life Hospice House in Woodruff. She was born on June 22, 1923 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth (nee Helminak) Schwabe. Ruth was active in the Minocqua Women's Club and HYMC Auxiliary. She was a Unit Commissioner for the Boy Scouts for 20 years and a Sunday...
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Frank R. "Junie" Feit Jr.

June 11, 1926 - September 26, 2012

Frank R Feit Jr. (Junie) passed away peacefully on September 26th 2012 at Flambeau Hospital, in Park Falls, WI, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Park Falls in 1926 where he grew up and was educated at St. Anthony's of Padua Catholic School from 1st through 8th grade; then Lincoln High School, during which time he played basketball. Junie enlisted in the Army in 1944, and served his...
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Verna A. Anderson

November 9, 1918 - September 25, 2012

Verna Alma Anderson, age 93, passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff, Wisconsin. She was born on November 9, 1918 in Princeton, Illinois to Clarence and Mabel Minier Alm. Verna graduated from Ohio, Illinois Community High School. She attended Blackburn College and graduated from Rockford College with BA and MS degrees in Education. She was a retired...
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Robert F. Prolow

September 12, 1944 - September 24, 2012

Per Robert's wishes, cremation will take place and no services will be held.
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Robert J. Harrison

July 23, 1921 - September 23, 2012

Robert J. Harrison passed away peacefully at home in Minocqua on September 23, 2012. He was born in Genoa City, WI on July 23, 1921. Robert enlisted in the Army and served in France and Germany during WW II. He deeply appreciated his Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. last April. Robert is survived by his wife June (nee Miller), four children, Thomas (Judy) Veneta, Oregon; Dennis (Lonni),...
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Doris M. Juresh

November 6, 1928 - September 20, 2012

Per Doris' wishes, cremation will take place and no services will be held.
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Thomas F. Patterson

February 9, 1933 - September 18, 2012

Thomas Frank Patterson passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 18, 2012. His daughter Patrice preceded him in death in 1984. Thomas is survived by four children: Bruce Patterson, Thomas John Patterson (Lynda), Robert Patterson (Beth), and Tamolyn Benke (Steve); and eight grandchildren: Karoline, Katherine, Elaine, Amanda, Charlotte, Jayne, Henry, and James. Thomas was born in a log cabin on...
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Ronald A. Allison

September 19, 1948 - September 14, 2012

Ronald Allen Allison, 63, passed away September 14, 2012 at home in Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin under the care of Hospice. Ronald was born in Wisconsin Rapids on September 19, 1948 to Robert and Annabelle Allison of Plainfield. Ronald graduated from Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids and attended the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point before serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1968 to...
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David J. Devine

April 28, 1935 - September 13, 2012

David Joseph Devine, age 77, of Minocqua, died on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Seasons of Life Hospice House in Woodruff. He was born in Fond du Lac on April 28, 1935, the son of Joseph C. and Helen K. (Gruenheck) Devine. David was a retired member of the Milwaukee Police Department. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Ann; parents and 2 brothers, Joseph C. Devine, Jr. and John H....
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Robert P. Krumdick

September 12, 2012

Robert P. Krumdick, 84, of Mercer passed away peacefully while taking a nap. A memorial service will be held on Saturday Sept. 15, 2012 at 11 AM at the Manitowish Waters Community Church. The memorial gathering will be one hour prior the service at the church.
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Donna Mae Carroll

February 26, 1943 - September 12, 2012

Donna Mae Carroll, age 69, of Lac du Flambeau, WI, passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at Howard Young Medical Center. She was born on February 26, 1943 in Lac du Flambeau, the daughter of Robert and Josephine (nee Doud) Chapman. Donna Mae is survived by her son, Roger P. (Carolyn) Ruzeck; daughter, Dorothy A. (Steven) Rhodes; 3 grandchildren, Stacy (John) Randle, Steve Rhodes and...
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Susan B. Vallee

December 6, 1936 - September 10, 2012

Susan B. Vallee, of Boulder Junction, passed away on Sept. 10, 2012 at Seasons of Life Hospice Home in Woodruff, WI. Survivors include her husband Casey, two children Denise (Charlie) Sauter, Boulder Junction; Brian (Karen) Vallee of Hartford, WI; four grandchildren, Emma and Aaron Sauter; Christopher and David Vallee; her sister Carol (Carl) King of Fort Worth, TX and their children Tim King...
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John E. Helbling

October 3, 1944 - September 7, 2012

John E. Helbling, of Safety Harbor, FL and Woodruff, WI, passed from this earth unexpectedly on September 7, 2012. Services will be on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home at 3:00 PM with visitation from 2:00 PM until time of service. A reception will follow the service. Internment will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa, VA., at a later date. Memorial...
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Robert C. Blevins

May 13, 1946 - September 7, 2012

Per Bob's wishes cremation will take place and no services will be held.
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Katherine Ann Elson

November 20, 1925 - September 6, 2012

Katherine Ann Wezdenko Elson, of Manitowish Waters, WI passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at the age of 86. She was born on November 20, 1925 in Chicopee Falls, MA to Katherine and Walter "Wasyl" Wezdenko. Katherine was raised in Hadley, MA. She worked at Heintz Drugs, Schmidt Pharmacy and Woods Pharmacy in Glen Ellyn, IL, as a cosmetologist. Katherine loved animals and wildlife,...
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Jennie M. Grenier

July 31, 1922 - September 4, 2012

No service will be held at this time, please check back for a complete obituary.
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Thomas E. Rominske

December 18, 1926 - September 3, 2012

Thomas E. "Tom" Rominske, age 85, of Lake Tomahawk, passed away peacefully on September 3, 2012 at his home. He was born on December 18, 1926, in Butternut, Wisconsin, the son of Otto and Frieda (Teschner) Rominske. His early life and schooling were in Butternut. Tom was married exactly 63 years to the day to Olive Hatfield in Glidden, Wisconsin on September 3, 1949. He was employed at...
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Frank E. Cvengros

September 3, 2012

Cvengros, Frank E. Aged 97, of Minocqua, WI, passed away at Ministry Saint Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander, Wisconsin on September 3, 2012. He was born in Ironwood, MI on September 30, 1914 to Stephen and Josephine Cvengros. His wife Mary, and son Robert, preceded him in death. Frank is survived by two sons, Frank Jr.(Cindy); Patrick (Michelle); one daughter, Aline (Robert) Frybarger;...
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