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Tolliver, Jack Stewart (23 Aug. 1933 – 14 Oct. 1997)  
Source: Tacoma News Tribune (Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash.) Thursday, 16 Oct. 1997  

Aug. 23, 1933 - Oct. 14, 1997  
Jack Stewart Tolliver, a resident of Lakewood for the past 35 years, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14th. He was born and raised in Ashland, WI. He joined the U.S. Army in Sept. 1954 and retired in 1975. He served in Korea and spent two tours of duty in Viet Nam. He was very proud of the time he spent serving his country. He then went on to work and retire from the Metropolitan Park Police Dept. as the Chief of Police. He had met many new friends throughout the years and revered all of them. Jack was a devoted father and a loving husband. He was gifted with a great sense of humor and wit. He will be greatly missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him. Jack enjoyed the outdoors, good walks, and family times. He was preceded in death by his devoted wife, Clara Marie Tolliver, father, Eugene Albert Tolliver II, brother, Glen and sister, Joan. He is survived by his 3 children: son, Eugene, wife, Ann, grandchildren, Jason and Lyssa, of Tacoma; daughter, Betty and fiance, Dane Goheen, of Tacoma; son, Roger, wife, Rochelle, grandchildren, Jared and Ashley, of Reedsport, OR. He is also survived by his loving mother, Olga, whom he loved and cherished; brothers, Gene, Walter, David and Jon; sisters, Greta, Kathy, Karen and Linda, all from his hometown of Ashland, WI. Also survived by fiancee, Patricia Peterson. Services Saturday, Oct. 18 at 1:00 pm, Evergreen Chapel at New Tacoma Cemetery.


Catherine Tomkins (1913? - 13 Nov. 1918)
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) Saturday, 16 Nov. 1918

ASHLAND, Wis., Nov. 15. – Catherine Belle Tomkins, 5-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Tomkins, died Wednesday of Spanish influenza. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services for Mrs. John Minzghor and for Adam Kazinkewicz, both victims of the disease, were held here yesterday.


Tomkins, W. M. (? – 16 May 1908)
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) Wednesday, 20 May 1908

ASHLAND, Wis., May 19. – Funeral services for the late Attorney W. M. Tomkins, who died Saturday night of cancer of the stomach, were held from the Presbyterian church here this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. The body lay in state at the Presbyterian church from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The arrangements were in charge of the Knights of Templar of the local Masonic body. Mr. Tomkins had suffered severely since April 1.

Mr. Tomkins was one of the best known attorneys in Northern Wisconsin and an old pioneer of the state. Born in England in 1845 he came to this country five years later with his parents and settled in Wisconsin. He passed through the public schools, took a course of law at the Wisconsin university and came to Ashland when but a little over 24 years of age and has been one of the city’s most active professional men since that time. He held the positions of county superintendent, county clerk and county treasurer during Ashland’s early days and later its district attorney. He was the unanimous choice of the Ashland county bar for circuit judge six years ago but was defeated by Judge Parish through his strength in the southern part of the circuit.

He was the third master of the Masonic lodge of this city and was also a member of other Masonic bodies including the Chapter, Commandery, Eastern Star, and was a 32nd degree consistory Mason and a Shriner. He was also a member of the Elks and Knights of Pythias.


Torkelson, Emily (23 Feb. 1917 – 16 Feb. 2002)  
Source: Seattle Times (Seattle, King County, Wash.) Friday, 22 Feb. 2002 

Born February 23, 1917 in Ashland, Wisconsin; passed away February 16, 2002 in Seattle, Washington. Emily received her bachelor's degree in biology and music from Northland College and a master's degree in education from Penn State University. A teacher at heart and by profession, Emily taught school for over twenty-five years. She had an intense love and appreciation of music and nature. She was an accomplished musician, a gardener and a birdwatcher. She loved to entertain and was known for her generous hospitality and delicious pies.

Emily "never knew a stranger" and readily embraced not only her many friends and family but also people from other countries and cultures around the world. She was a loving wife and mother whose home and heart were open to all. She is remembered with love for her grace; her kind and caring nature; her feisty, courageous spirit; her inquisitive mind; and, her joy of life. Emily was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald M. Torkelson; her son, Thomas C. Torkelson; and her two brothers, John Bobb and Norman Bobb. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Emily Torkelson Sasnett and Christopher Sasnett; her daughter-in-law, Pamela Gross; her sister, Martha Arney; and her many nieces and nephews. In Celebration of her Life, a Memorial Service will be held at Maple Leaf Lutheran Church on Sunday, February 24, at 2:00 p.m. Remembrances to: The Emily Bobb Torkelson Endowed Scholarship, Northland College, 1411 Ellis Avenue, Ashland, Wisconsin 54806-3999.


Touve, Arnold F. (8 Dec. 1907 – 7 Mar. 1999)
Source: Ashland Daily Press (Ashland, Ashland County, Wis.) Wednesday, 1 Sept. 1999 (Transcribed By Sandra Wright)

Arnold F. Touve, 91, of Ashland, died March 7, 1999, at Ashland Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Dec. 8, 1907, in Duluth, Minn., the son of Bror and Svanhild (Eckenberg) Touve.

A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, at the Greenwood Cemetery in Port Wing, with the Rev. James Kasperson officiating.

Arrangements are by the Roberts Funeral Home, Ashland.


Truchon, Gary (15 Mar. 1952 – 20 Mar. 1999)
Source: Daily Press (Ashland, Ashland County, Wis.) Wednesday, 24 Mar. 1999 (Transcribed By Sandra Wright)

Gary Truchon, 47, of Gainsville, Fla., died Saturday, March 20, 1999, at Shanes University Hospital, Gainesville.

He was born March 15, 1952, in Ashland. He grew up in the Washburn area and graduated from school there. He was a member of the St. Louis Catholic Church, Washburn. He was a chef on the Ogle-B-Norton Ship Lines on the Great Lakes. He also sailed on the Ashland and Fitzgerald for seven years and was a traffic air controller for American West Airlines in Phoenix, Ariz., for 14 years.

He is survived by his mother, Alice Truchon-Barningham, stepfather, Derald Barningham, Bayfield; three brothers, Mick (Joanne) Truchon, Branson, Mo.; Robert Truchon, Ashland, and Kevin (Marsha) Truchon, Marengo; three sisters, Janice MacIntosh, Santa Ana, Calif.; Cherylann (Warren) Hart, Orfino, Idaho, and Lorrie Jean Truchon, Bayfield; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul, on March 19, 1978.

He will be cremated and ashes put to rest in the Woodland Cemetery in Washburn. There will be a small private family service at a later date.


Francis Allan Tucci (1934? – 22 Feb. 2000)
Source: Daily Press (Ashland, WI) - Saturday, 4 Mar. 2000

Francis "Frank" Allan Tucci, 66, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, in Marysville, Calif.

Born in Ashland, the son of Joseph and Maria Tucci, he proudly served 31 years in the U.S. Air Force, reaching the rank of Chief Master Sergeant with numerous decorations, medals, badges, citations and campaign ribbons. His duty assignments were stateside and around the world to include Southeast Asia, Europe and Africa. His last assignment was at Beale AFB the 9th AMS, OMS and SRW as Head Flight Line Chief "HABU."

His survivors include his wife, Anneliese, Marysville, Calif.; son, Bernard (Debbie) Tucci, Olivehurst, Calif.; daughter, Bev Heaven and Don, Marysville, Calif.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Lois Newman, Joan (Larry) Samuelson, and Audrey (Lee) Erickson, and brother, James (Karen) Tucci, all of Ashland; and many nieces and nephews. Relatives in Germany include Erika, Wifred, Chrystal, Wilma, and Rolland.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Tucci, mother, Maria Tucci, brother, Joseph Tucci Jr., and brother, Donald Tucci.

A full military service was held on Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, with Military Chaplain John Sanders, Beale Air Force Base officiating. Interment took place at Sierra View Memorial Park.


Tucci, John Joseph (17 Oct. 1952 – 20 Aug. 2004) 
Source: Ashland Daily Press (Ashland, Ashland County, Wis.) Tuesday, 24 Aug. 2004

John Joseph Tucci, age 51, of Mason, passed away Friday, August 20, 2004 at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in Santa Rosa, Calif. as the result of a motorcycle accident. 

John was born Oct. 17, 1952 in Ashland, the son of Donald W. and Delores D. (Clark) Tucci. 

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Mountain Funeral Home in Ashland. 

Source: Ashland Daily Press (Ashland, Ashland County, Wis.) Saturday, 28 Aug. 2004 

John Joseph Tucci, 51, Mason, passed away Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in Santa Rosa, Calif., as the result of a motorcycle accident. John was born Oct. 17, 1952, in Ashland, the son of Donald W. and Delores D. (Clark) Tucci. 

He was employed by the Town of Mason as road supervisor for many years. 

John is survived by his mother. Delores "Lori" Hulmer of Ashland; his son, John Clark Tucci and two grandchildren, all of Chippewa Falls; his grandmother, Esther Clark of Ashland and his loving companion of 19 years, Donna Sufak of Mason. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald W. Tucci; his grandfather, John Clark; grand parents, Joe and Mary Tucci and his step-father, John Hulmer. 

Due to circumstances beyond anyone's control, funeral arrangements are pending. 

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

Source: Ashland Daily Press (Ashland, Ashland County, Wis.) Wednesday, 8 Sept. 2004

John Joseph Tucci, age 51, of Mason, passed away Friday, Aug. 20, 2004 at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in Santa Rosa, Calif. as the result of a motorcycle accident. 

John was born Oct. 17, 1952 in Ashland, the son of Donald W. and Delores D. (Clark) Tucci. He was employed by the Town of Mason as road supervisor for many years. 

John is survived by his mother, Delores "Lori" Hulmer of Ashland; his son, John Clark Tucci and two grandchildren, all of Chippewa Falls; his grandmother, Esther Clark of Ashland and his loving companion of 19 years, Donna Sufak of Mason. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald W. Tucci; his grandfather, John Clark; grand parents, Joe and Mary Tucci and his step-father, John Hulmer. 

A graveside committal service and inurnment will take place on Friday, Sept. 10, at Saint Agnes Cemetery in Ashland with Reverend James Kasperson officiating. 

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


Tucci, Maria (7 Apr. 1906 – 21 May 1999)
Source: Daily Press (Ashland, Ashland County, Wis.) Monday, 24 May 1999
(Transcribed By Sandra Wright)

Maria H. Tucci, 93, Ashland, died Friday, May 21, 1999, at her home. She was born April 7, 1906, in Ashland, the daughter of E. Gust and Maria (Johnson) Bjork.

Maria attended schools and lived most of her life in the Ashland area. She married Joseph Tucci in October, 1924 in Ashland. She loved raising her family and cherished all the times spent with her children and grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her friends and family.

She is survived by three daughters, Lois Newman; Joan (Harley) Samuelson, and Audrey (Lee) Erickson, all of Ashland; two sons, Frank (Anna) Tucci, Marysville, Calif., and James (Karen) Tucci, Ashland; two sisters, Katherine Aiton, Grand Rapids, Minn.; and Florence Fuller, Grand Rapids, Minn.; 16 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph on Aug. 1, 1973; two sons, Joseph and Donald; four brothers; and four sisters.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Tuesday at the Frost Home for Funerals, Ashland, with The Rev. Dale Chesley officiating.

Interment will take place in the St. Agnes Cemetery.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Tuesday, at the Frost Home for Funerals, Ashland.


Turney, Alec D. (22 Dec. 1929 – 28 Feb. 2002) 
Source: Ashland Daily Press (Ashland, Ashland County, Wis.) Friday, 1 Mar. 2002  

Alec D. Turney, age 72, of 211 Haring St., Mellen, passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at Memorial Medical Center in Ashland. 

Alec was born Dec. 22, 1929, in Mellen, the son of Michael and Mary (Kaseno) Turney. He was a Korean War veteran. On July 28, 1951, he was united in marriage to Eileen Harris at Mellen. He was employed by the Soo Line Railroad as an engineer for over 34 years and he and his wife, Eileen, owned and operated Turney’s Cafe until 1984. He was a member of the Mellen VFW Post 2273 and the Knights of Columbus. In 1966, he was awarded the Carnegie Medal of Honor for bravery above and beyond the call of duty when he singlehandedly saved a small boy from certain death by pulling him from the railroad tracks. He was also named the Soo Line Locomotive Fireman of the Year in 1966. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching baseball games. 

Survivors include daughters, Jean (Terry) Matusiewicz and Alison (Peter) Ellias, all of Mellen; grandchildren, Theresa and Brant Matusiewicz and Shane Ellias; brothers, Charles (Frances) Turney of Beloit, Peter (Tula) Turney of Mellen, George Turney of Park Falls, and John Turney of Glidden; sister, Anna Turonie of Ashland; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Eileen, in 1999; daughter, Joan, in 1959; brothers, Mike, Andy and Nick; and sister, Pauline. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Mellen, with Fr. John Scheer as celebrant. 

Interment will take place in Mellen Union Cemetery, Mellen, with Military Honors under the auspices of the Mellen VFW Post #2273. 

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the hour of service at the church in Mellen on Saturday. 

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


Turney, E. Eileen (26 June 1930 – 9 Dec. 1999)
Source: Daily Press (Ashland, Ashland County, Wis.) Friday, 10 Oct. 1999
(Transcribed By Sandra Wright)

MELLEN -- E. Eileen Turney, 69, of Mellen, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at Ashland.

She was born June 26, 1930, at Mellen, the daughter of Leo and Eunice Harris. She attended school in Mellen and graduated from Mellen High School. She married Alec Turney on July 28, 1951, at Mellen. She was a lifelong resident of the Mellen area. She owned and operated Turney's Cafe and operated the Black Granite Inn in Mellen until she retired in 1984. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Mellen.

She is survived by her husband, Alec, Mellen; two daughters, Jean (Terry) Matusiewicz, Mellen, and Alison (Peter J.) Ellias, Mellen; three grandchildren, Theresa, Brant, and Shane; two sisters, Leola Brown, Beloit, and Frances (Charles) Turney, Beloit; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a daughter, Joan, in 1959.

A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday from the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Mellen, with Fr. John Scheer as celebrant. Interment will be in the Mellen Union Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Mellen, with a 7 p.m. rosary service.

Arrangements are by the Novitzke Funeral Home in Mellen.


Turonie, Anna (7 Apr. 1903 – 12 Mar. 2003)
Source: Ashland Daily Press (Ashland, Ashland County, Wis.) Friday, 14 Mar. 2003

Anna Turonie, age 99, of 1319 Beaser Ave., Ashland, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at Ashland Health and Rehabilitation Center in Ashland. 

Anna was born April 7, 1903 in Czechoslovakia , the daughter of Michael and Mary (Kaseno) Turney. After immigrating to America, Anna was united in marriage to Andrew Turonie in Mellen. She was a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting, gardening, cooking and raising her family. 

Survivors include two sons: John (Evelyn) of Silver Bay, Minnesota and Michael (Lois) of Ashland; three daughters: Mary Hanson of Milwaukee, Helen (Archie) McClaire of Mellen and Katherine Klinski of Kaukauna, Wis.; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; four brothers: John Turney of Park Falls, George Turney of Park Falls, Peter Turney of Mellen and Charles Turney of Beloit; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Andrew on August 6, 1983, four brothers, one sister, one daughter and one granddaughter. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Mellen with Father Jozef Barszcz as celebrant. 

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until the hour of service at the church in Mellen on Saturday. 

Interment will take place in Mellen Union Cemetery, Mellen. 

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


Tuscany, Thomas C. (? – 31 Dec. 1913)
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) Monday, 5 Jan. 1914

HURLEY, Wis., Jan. 4. – Funeral services for Thomas C. Tuscany, who died at Ashland Wednesday, were conducted this morning from St. Mary’s Catholic church. Rev. Father Klopp read the service.


Tuttle, George J. (10 May 1918 – 14 Mar. 2003)
Source: Ashland Daily Press (Ashland, Ashland County, Wis.) Thursday, 20 Mar. 2003

George J. Tuttle, 84, of Waterloo, Iowa, died Friday, March 14, 2003, at the Allen Memorial Hospital. 

George was born May 10, 1918, in Grand View, son of John and Emma (Buske) Tuttle. He graduated from Ashland High School in 1939. George was in the Army Field Artillery during World War II. 

He married Lorraine Melvold at Covenant Mission on June 15, 1946, in Ashland. He worked at John Deere for 31 years as master mechanic, retiring in 1983. George was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and the Waterloo Masonic Lodge #105. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Tuttle of Waterloo; two sons, Earl J. and his wife Mary of Rice, Minn., and James G. of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; one brother, William and his wife Jenny of Ashland; two sisters, Beatrice Steinmetz of Drummond and Pearl and her husband Vernon Johnson of Ashland; and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Harry and Walter Tuttle; and three sisters, Florence Larsen, Sylvia Blanchette, and Louise Metzenbauer. 

The funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Burial was in the Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo. Military rites were conducted by the American Legion Post 138 and VFW Post 1623. 

Arrangements were by the Locke Funeral Home, Waterloo. 

Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association or the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. 

 


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