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Ashland County, Wisconsin

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Josephine C. Kacmarcik (13 Mar. 1926 – 13 June 1999)
Source: Ashland Daily Press (Ashland, Ashland County, Wis.) Tuesday, 22 June 1999 (Transcribed By Sandra Wright)

Josephine C. (Tody) Kacmarcik, 73, of Cedarburg, died Sunday, June 13, 1999.

She was born March 13, 1926, in Sanborn, the daughter of Joseph and Daisy Tody. She graduated from Drummond High School in 1944.

She married Thomas Kacmarcik on June 19, 1948, in Sanborn. She was a resident of the Cedarburg area for many years. She is survived by her husband, Thomas, Cedarburg; three daughters, Sharon (Donald) Mann, Karen (Frank) Hartay, and Shirley (Dan) Petri, and two sons, Tom (Donna) and James (Laura), all of Cedarburg; four sisters, Ann Sechen, Mason, Elsie Hecimovich, Sanborn, Violet (Delbert) Oliphant, Sanborn, and Lydia (William) McDougall, Bruce; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and three sisters, Josie and Mary, Sanborn, and Rose, Ettrick.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, June 19, at 11 a.m. at the Divine Word Catholic Church, Cedarburg.

Irene Louise Kane (11 June 1929 – 17 June 2002) 
Source: Ashland Daily Press (Ashland, Ashland County, Wis.) Wednesday, 19 June 2002  

Irene Louise Kane, 73, Duluth, formerly of Ashland, passed away in Minneapolis on Monday, June 17, 2002 due to complications of brain surgery at Fairview University Hospital. 

She was born on June 11, 1929 in Ashland, the daughter of Alex and Ethel Kennedy. Irene attended St. Agnes Grade School and De Padua High School, graduating in 1947. She was first employed at Munsingwear, Inc. when the plant opened in 1948. Then in the fall of 1949, Irene moved to Lincoln, Neb. to live with her sister, Mary, and was hired by Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph and became a long distance operator, a job she thoroughly enjoyed. In December of 1951, she married Gerric Kane. After living in New York for five years, she returned to Ashland to raise her two daughters. In May of 1957, Irene became employed at the new National Food Store, which was located on the corner of 3rd St. and Ellis Ave. Her job was in the meat department as a meat wrapper, and she was there for 30 years, after which time in 1987 the store moved to its present location on Lake Shore Drive and became known as North Country I.G.A. under the leadership of George Miller. Irene was there for an additional three years until May of 1990, at which time she retired. After a year of unrest, she became a demo lady at I.G.A. and it was a job she enjoyed very much and did for four years. In October of 1995, she moved to Superior to be nearer to her family. The following year she became a volunteer at the Duluth Clinic, where she worked in the mail room and enjoyed it very much. Due to health reasons, Irene reluctantly had to give it up. She loved her family first and foremost, and secondly she loved to read and was an avid reader all of her adult life. 

Irene is survived by two daughters, Susan Helgeton of Duluth, Minn., and Diane (Tom) Lewandowski of Superior; two grandchildren, Kelly and Lisa Lewandowski of Superior; a special friend, Don Patterson and the Patterson Family; two sisters, Waneta Anderson of Racine and Mary Cade of Canon City, Colo.; sister-in-law, Velma (Don) Kennedy; nieces and nephews. Irene was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Ethel Kennedy; two brothers, William and Donald; a nephew, Donald Thomas Gear; two brothers-in-law, Walter Gear and William Cade; and step-father Fred Stadtler. 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2002 at 10 a.m. at the Cremation Society of Minnesota Chapel, 4100 Grand Ave. in Duluth, with Father James Tobolski officiating. 

Memorials may be made to the Vaughn Library in Ashland. 

Services entrusted to the Cremation Society of Minnesota.

Thomas Kane (1849? – 16 Oct. 1914)
Source: Flint Journal (Flint, Mich.) Wednesday, 21 Oct. 1914

The body of Thomas Kane, aged 65 years, who died at his home in Ashland, Wis., last Friday, was brought here yesterday to the home of his brother Albert Kane, 721 McFarlan street. Mr. Kane, who was a resident of Flint about 25 years ago, was born in Michigan, January 5, 1849. He served during the Civil War as a member of the Twenty-first Michigan infantry. He leaves four sisters, Mrs. Alice Ryan of Saginaw, Mrs. Julia Clark of Spokane, Wash., Mrs. Edward Kane of London, England, and Mrs. John Sturgeon of Flint, and two brothers, W. A. Kane of Detroit and Albert Kane of Flint.

Susan Kangas (? – May 1922)
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) Sunday, 14 May 1922

Ironwood, Mich., May 13. – (Special.) – The body of Mrs. Susan Kangas of Marengo, Wis., who died at a hospital in Superior, has been sent here for burial. She was a daughter of Matt Lilkala of Puritan location.

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Frances Veronica Karpik (9 Mar. 1924 – 18 June 2004)
Source: Ashland Daily Press (Ashland, Ashland County, Wis.) Tuesday, 22 June 2004

Frances Karpik, age 80, passed away after an extended illness with Alzheimer’s, at the Heritage House Nursing Home in Columbus, Ohio, on June 18, 2004. Frances was born March 9, 1924 in Ashland, to Mary and Martin Cuchra. She attended Holy Family School, DePadua, and graduated from Ashland High. She moved to Washington D.C. where she was employed at the Pentagon for three years. She married Paul J. Karpik , moved to Columbus, Ohio, where they lived for 58 years.

Survivors include her husband Paul; three sons: Paul Jr. (Marie), Philip (Elaine), and Charles (Julie); three grandchildren: David, Kristen, and Karen; a sister, Helen Cuchra Zepczyk; a sister-in-law, Sophie, (Frank) Cuchra; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother Frank; Uncle Andrew, and Aunt Veronica. Funeral Mass will be said at Saint Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, in Columbus, at noon Tuesday. Father Patrick Rogers is officiating. Entombment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.

John C. Kaseno (26 Feb. 1918 – 27 Nov. 2009)
Source: Daily Press (Ashland, Ashland County, Wis.) Monday, 30 Nov. 2009 
(Transcribed By Sandra Wright)

John C. Kaseno, age 91, of Cornucopia, passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at Northern Lights Health Care Center in Washburn. He was born Feb. 26, 1918, in Mellen, the son of Andrew and Sophie (Wylo) Kaseno.

John graduated from Mellen High School in 1937. He worked for the Penokee Veneer Company in Mellen and was in the Civilian Conservation Corp for a few years.

During World War II, John was in the U.S. Army, serving in the European Theater with the 45th Infantry Division. During this time, some of his battles and campaigns were in Sicily, Southern France, Naples-Foggia, the Rhineland, Rome-Arno and Central Europe. He was awarded several medals and had many decorations and citations for his service. John married Helen Celinsky in Chicago. The couple resided in Cornucopia, where they owned and operated a dairy farm. Throughout the years, John also worked for the DuPont Company in Barksdale, Marten’s Cheese Factory in Cornucopia and the U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Division.

John was an active member of St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Cornucopia. He served as a board member for the Town of Bell for several years. He was also involved with the National Farmers Organization. As a young man, he enjoyed playing baseball. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching sports and playing pool.

He is survived by his wife, Helen, of Cornucopia; five sons, David (Joyce) Kaseno of Barron, Dennis (Marie) Kaseno of Cornucopia, Gregory (Ann) Kaseno of Green Bay, James “Jesse” (Sheila Cadotte) Kaseno of Cornucopia and Timothy (Audrey) Kaseno of Minneapolis, Minn.; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mare Ocepek of Plymouth and Pauline Brecke of Mellen; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant grandson; three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, at St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Cornucopia with Fr. Ted Wojcik officiating. Following the service, burial will take place in St. Mary’s Orthodox Cemetery in Cornucopia. 

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Bratley Funeral Home in Washburn. Visitation will continue at the church on Thursday for one hour prior to the service.

Mrs. Anton Kastner (1898? – Oct. 1921)
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) Thursday, 27 Oct. 1921

Ashland, Wis., Oct. 26. – Three grains of strychnine, taken by mistake, caused the death of Mrs. Anton Kastner, age 23, at the Kastner farm near Deer Creek. A doctor was called immediately, but she died before the doctor could reach the farm.

Doris K. Kaufmann (8 Oct. 1930 – 2 Sept. 2003)
Source: Ashland Daily Press (Ashland, Ashland County, Wis.) Wednesday, 3 Sept. 2003

Doris K. Kaufmann, age 72, of Washburn, died Tuesday, September 2, 2003, at the Memorial Medical Center in Ashland. She was born October 8, 1930 in Sheboygan, the daughter of John and Anna Marie (Jurk) Kraemer. 

Doris graduated from Central High School in Sheboygan in 1949. She married William O. Kaufmann on September 26, 1953 in Sheboygan. Upon her husband’s retirement in 1994, they moved to the Washburn area. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Ashland. 

She is survived by her husband, William, of Washburn; two sons: William John Kaufmann, of Washburn, and John William (Diana) Kaufmann, of Batavia; three daughters: Peggy (Scott) Gronbeck of West Bend; Mary (Joel) Benz of Campbellsport; and Lizabeth (Steve) Franchek, of Washburn; eight grandchildren; a great grandson; two brothers; two sisters; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 5, at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels at 1201 N. 8th St. Sheboygan, with Rev. Robert Novotney officiating. Interment will follow at the Wildwood Cemetery in Sheboygan. 

The Roberts Funeral Home in Ashland is handling the local arrangements. 

Bertha M. Kazekewicz (12 Apr. 1911 – 9 Nov. 2002) 
Source: Ashland Daily Press (Ashland, Ashland County, Wis.) Monday, 11 Nov. 2002  

Bertha M. Kazekewicz, 91, of Route 1, Highbridge, passed away Saturday, November 9, 2002 at her residence. 

Bertha was born April 12, 1911 in Washburn, the daughter of Ole and Inga (Mellum) Flones. On September 25, 1929 she was united in marriage to John L. Kazekewicz in Ashland. She was a homemaker. 

Survivors include three daughters: Dorie (Ed) Platske of Highbridge, Betty (Robert) Wisniewski of Ashland and Patricia (Louis) Wiener of Mellen; two sons: Jerry of Calder, Idaho and Robert (Kathy) of Clam Lake; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; six brothers and one sister; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband John on May 24, 2002; infant daughter, Shirley Ann; one brother and one sister. 

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mellen with Rev. Martin Eden officiating. 

Interment will take place in Mount Hope Cemetery, Highbridge. 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service at the church in Mellen on Wednesday.

The Mountain Funeral Home in Ashland and Mellen is assisting the family with arrangements. 


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