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Rev. W. W. Ames
Source: Eau Claire Leader (Eau Claire, Wis.) Saturday, 9 June 1900; submitted by Jim Dezotell
Menomonie, Wis., June 8 – The Rev. W. W. Ames, who has been a Baptist preacher here for over thirty years, was buried here yesterday.

Stewart J. Bailey
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (St. Louis Co. MN) Saturday, 9 July 1910; transcribed by FoFG mz
Stewart J. Bailey, former alderman of the Eighth ward of this city, died June 28 at his home at Menomonie, Wis. He was born at Logansport, Ind., and was a member of the G.A.R. He leaves a wife, one son and four daughters.

Emil E Beyrer
Source: Unknown newspaper, c. Aug 1995 - Submitters Name: Jayme Beyrer
Emil E. Beyrer, 91, Route 2, died Sunday at Glenhaven Nursing Home, Glenwood City.
He was born in the town of Grant, Dunn County, and married Johanna Paulson, Sept. 11, 1921, in Eau Claire. He farmed most of his life, receiving Master Farmer of Wisconsin Status. He was an Army veteran of World War I.  Survivors include his wife; two sons, Donald, Raymond, both of Downing; two daughters, Better Wilkin, El Paso, Texas, Dorothy Harnisch, Bloomer; a sister, Mathilda Buchner, Colfax; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church, Connorsville, with burial in the church cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Everts Funeral Home, Glenwood City, and an hour before services at the church.

Martha Bible
Source: Unknown newspaper, c. April 2002 - Submitters Name: Jayme Beyrer
Martha F. M. Bible, age 93, of Boyceville, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health Systems in Menomonie.
Martha was born Feb. 19, 1909, in the Township of New Haven, Dunn County, to Carl F. and Emma (Stoffen) Voelker. She was baptized at the United Methodist Church in Connorsville. Martha married Ronald M. Utphall in 1930. After the death of her first husband, she later married Fay Bible in May 1952. Martha enjoyed freelance writing for The Dunn County News and Eau Claire Leader for several years. She loved gardening and her grandchildren. Martha is survived by three children, Delbert (Paula) Utphall of Eau Claire, Audrey (William C.) Anderson of Boyceville, and LaVonne (Peter) Bodette of Dennison, Minn.; a stepson, Ross (Ann) Bible of Janesville; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, Arnold Voelker of Boyceville; two sisters-in-law, Agnes Utphall of Eau Claire and Viola Utphall of Boyceville; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Ronald Utphall and Fay Bible; a son, M. Ronald Utphall; a grandson, Steven Nelson; a son-in-law, Arthur Nelson; a stepdaughter, Joyce Chelin; two brothers; and one sister.
Funeral services were Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at the United Methodist Church in Boyceville with the Rev. Gail Mitchell officiating. Burial was in New Haven Cemetery, Town of New Haven, Dunn County. Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City handled arrangements.

William Lee Boese
Source: unknown newspaper, June 1975 - Submitters Name: Jayme Beyrer
William Lee Boese was born July 6, 1930, in Jim Falls, the son of William and Louise Boese.
He married Theresia Hermsen on June 15, 1960 in Holland. They moved to Brush Prairie where he taught in the elementary school until 1963. In 1963, they moved to New Auburn where he taught until 1968, and then from 1968 until 1973 he taught at the Connorsville elementary school. Mr. Boese then became the Junior High Principal at Woodville in 1973. He was also a member for the Muenich Band for the past several years.
William died early Sunday morning, June 8, 1975, at the Menomonie Memorial Hospital, having reached the age of 44 years, 11 months, and 1 day.
Preceding him in death were his parents, one brother Robert and one sister Doris.
He is survived by his wife; Theresa, two daughters; Maria and Bile both at home, one son; Hank at home, and two sisters; Mrs. Fred (Marion) Houle of Shakopee, Minnesota and Mrs. William (Bernice) Karms of Jim Falls.
The funeral service was held 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 1975, at the West Akers American Lutheran Church. The Reverend Cherter Blake officiated with burial in the church cemetery. The organist was Mrs. Raymond Bachler. The pallbearers were: Norman Harms, Walter Boese, Richard Rufflet, Fred Houle, Marvin Kelm, and Lawrence Muencih. The funeral arrangements were by the DeCamp Funeral Home in Glenwood City.

Edward W. Bundy
Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, King Co. WA) 6 Jan. 1959 - Sub. by Brenda W.
Funeral services for Edward Walter Bundy, 86, a Seattle attorney, were held this forenoon in the Forkner Funeral Home. Cremation followed.
Mr. Bundy died Saturday at his home, 740 35th Av. He was associated in recent years with the firm of Bogle, Bogle & Gates. He was born in Menomonie, Wis. He was graduated from the University of Wisconsin and came to Washington in 1896.
Mr. Bundy resided in Everett before he came to Seattle in 1907. He also resided in Harper from 1938 until 1945. He was a member of the American Bar Association.
Mr. Bundy's wife, Dr. Mabel Upton Bundy, a Seattle physician, died in January, 1957.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Callahan, Seattle; a son, Robert E. Bundy, Lewiston, Idaho; two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Blakeslee, Waterloo, N.Y., and Mrs. Nettie LeMay, Eau Claire, Wis., and a brother Oliver Bundy, Rice Lake, Wis.

Marie O Burns
Source: Unknown newspaper, Aug 2004 - Submitters Name: Jayme Beyrer
Marie O. Burns, age 94, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at the United Methodist Church in Connorsville with the Rev. Gail Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery, town of New Haven. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Maxine Burton
Source: Unknown newspaper, June 2004 - Submitters Name: Jayme Beyrer
Maxine Burton, age 93, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, after a brief stay at Glenhaven Nursing Home, Glenwood City.
Maxine was born February 14, 1911 in a little yellow house on the south side of Torgerson Creek, in the Twp. Of New Haven, in the Northwest corner of Dunn County, WI. Alexa Maxine VanBlaricom.
Maxine walked over two miles to Hilson Grade School with her brothers and sisters. Bad weather often kept them home, but being firm believers in education, her parents made sure all finished the first eight ears of school. Her sister, Vera, skipped a grade and they went to Clear Lake High School together. These early years formed Maxine’s work ethics. All had their chores to do and learned to cook, bake, wash and iron clothes. There was always a large garden and Maxine helped preserve hundreds of jars of vegetables and wild berries for use during the winter months and there was always the need to help with the younger children. This strong family relationship continued throughout their lives with family reunions being celebrated together. They were each other’s best friends and were wonderful role models for all the children and grandchildren. While attending the Clear lake High school, she worked for her room and board. These were happy years. She made many lasting friendships and was very active in plays, intramural sports, track, and glee club. She graduated at the top of her class in 1931 with her sister Vera right behind in scholastic honors.
In 1933, Maxime married Leon Burton and they farmed near Boyceville until 1965. To this union were born six children. Maxine continued the tradition of large gardens, preserving fruits and vegetables for winter use. She also raised cucumbers for extra income and loved to try new pickle recipes to enter in the Boyceville Cucumber Festival. They retired from the farm in 1965 and moved to Boyceville where she resided until declining health caused her to stay at Glenhaven. Leon died in 1967 and Maxine worked for several years at the Knapp House, the Boyceville Restaurant, and the Boyceville School Library. She loved to read and was always abreast of the latest news in the world. She loved to knit, crochet, and quilt. She made quilts for all her children and grandchildren. She was very active in 4-H, the Red Cross Bloodmobile, and volunteered at the Boyceville Public Library. Maxine was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Boyceville. She sang in the choir and was the quilt chairperson for the women’s sewing circle. Her faith was strong and unwavering. She was a gentle person and lived a Christian life. She believed in thrift and felt if you had two cents one must be given to someone more in need. Maxine married Earl C. Burton in 1979 until 1987.
Maxine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leon; son, Don; six brothers, Wylie, Wayne, Maynard, Verlyn, Dale and Don three infant brothers; five sisters, Elva Burrill, Vera Shern, Opal Bradshaw, Shirley Horky, and Dixie Hubbard.
Maxine is survived by two sons, Keith (Charlotte) Burton, Colfax, Earl (Joanna) Burton, St. Louis, Mo; three daughters, Ipal (Gary) Kunz, Fall Creek, WI, Patricia (Wayne) Larson, Ruckersville, VA, and Carol Wadio of Ellsworth; daughter-in-law, Nancy Burton, Knapp; 14 grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 13 step great-grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren, Two sisters, Marjorie Knaack, Green Bay, and Frances Nelson, Prairie Farm; sisters-in-law, Mable VanBlaricom, Emma VanBlaricom, and Edith VanBlaricom; brother-in-law, John Horky; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
She will be missed by all who remain behind.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 3, 2004 at the United Methodist Church in Boyceville with Rev. Nancy Diller officiating with burial in the Tiffany Cemetery. Arrangements were by Everts Funeral Home, Glenwood City.

Palmer Carlsrud
Source: Eau Claire Leader Telegram, 20 Mar 2010 - Submitted By Jayme Beyrer
Palmer Carlsrud, age 93, of Boyceville, WI, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at Glenhaven Nursing Home in Glenwood City, WI.
He was born March 8, 1917, in the town of New Haven, Dunn County, WI, to John and Anna (Finnrud) Carlsrud. He was baptized and confirmed at West Akers Lutheran Church and attended Forest Grove School in the town of New Haven. Palmer drove truck for the Boyceville and Connorsville, WI, Feed mills. On June 3, 1942, he married the former Lucille Johnson at United Methodist Church in Boyceville. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II from 1942 to 1945 as a Med. Corpsman and an Ambulance Driver in London. Following his military service, he and his wife purchased a farm north of Connorsville where they farmed for 43 years. After selling the farm in 1990 they moved to Boyceville. Palmer was a member of the Connorsville United Methodist Church and the Connorsville Johnson-Whistler American Legion Post 323 for over 60 years. He loved to bowl, play cards and to watch the softball games in Connorsville. He was a quiet man who enjoyed life and his naps and was proud of his military service.
Palmer is survived by one daughter and two sons, Lynda (Gary "Stub") Swenson of Connorsville, Alan Carlsrud of Wheeler, WI, Kenneth (Kris) Carlsrud of Glenwood City; seven grandchildren, Brent (Heidi) Swenson, Cory (Sara) Swenson, Kevin Swenson, Travis (Kim) Carlsrud, Lori (Dan) Jensen, Jeremy Carlsrud (Rachel Landmark), Beth (Dan) Weiland; great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Katie Swenson, Sawyer and Brock Swenson, Amanda, Danielle and Katlyn Link, Andrea and Nathan Jensen; three sisters, Edna Albright of Wheeler, Alma Tuttle of Glenwood City, Josie (Gerald) Amundson of Prairie Farm, WI. Also survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lucille; two daughters, Sally Ann and Patricia Kay; a brother, Albert Carlsrud; and a half-brother, Arnold Finnrud.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at Connorsville United Methodist Church, with Pastor Tim Matthaei officiating.Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, March 22, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, WI, and at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Burial will be in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville with military honors by Johnson-Whistler American Legion Post 323.

James Lawrence Carver
Unknown newspaper, c. March 1973 - Submitters Name: Jayme Beyrer
James Lawrence Carver, the son of James Sampson Carver and Elizabeth Jane Whistler Carver, was born on Oct. 28, 1883, in New Haven Township Dunn County. He graduated form Glenwood City high school attended River Falls Teachers College and Superior Normal. He taught school for five years in northern Wisconsin. After his years of teaching, he returned to the farm where he was born and operated it until October 3, 1963, when he moved to Glenwood City to make his home until the time of his death. He was a member of the Glenwood City Blue Lodge No. 254, of the Masons for fifty years, and the Eau Claire Consistory.
He died Monday morning, March 12, 1973, at Memorial Hospital in Menomonie at the age of 89 years, 4 months and 14 days, after a brief illness.
He was preceded in death by seven sisters Lottie, Eva, Emma, Ida, Dora, Bertha and Mamie. Surviving him is Joseph Paylo Glenwood City, who made his home with Lawrence since 1925. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The Masons conducted services at the DeCamp Funeral Home in Glenwood City. Tuesday evening at seven o’clock and funeral services was at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, 1973 at the funeral home Pastor Leonard O. Anderson officiating. Interment will be later in the spring in New Haven Cemetery near Connorsville.

Mamie D Carver
Source: Unknown newspaper, c. Aug 1965 - Submitters Name: Jayme Beyrer
Mamie D. Carver, daughter of James S. Carver and his wife, Jane Elizabeth Carver, was born on May 23, 1886, in the Township of New Haven, Dunn County, Wisconsin, the homestead of the Carver family.  After her graduation form the Glenwood City high school in 1906, she taught elementary school at Camp Fourteen near Glenwood City and also several other schools in the state.
She lived on the home farm in New Haven Township until 1963, when she moved with her brother, Lawrence, to Glenwood City.
She died early Thursday morning, July 29, 1965, at Luther hospital in Eau Claire at the age of 79 years, 2 months and 6 days.
She was preceded in death by her parents and six sisters.
Surviving her are her brother, James Lawrence Carver of Glenwood City, one niece, Mrs. Dorothy Semvereid, of Pine River, Minn., one nephew, Dallas Proffit, of Gardner, Montana and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 2, 1965, at the DeCamp Funeral home in Glenwood City, Pastor Leonard O. Anderson officiating. Interment was in New Haven Cemetery. Pallbearers were Sadolf Amundosn, Wilmer Amundson, Albert Carlsrud, Palmer Carlsrud, William Fennie, and Elmer Gale.

Mary Bertha Carver
Source: Unknown newspaper, c. March 1959 - Submitters Name: Jayme Beyrer
Mary Bertha Carver, daughter of James S. and Jane Whistler Carver, was born March 7, 1875 in the township of New Haven, Dunn County, Wis.
Her father died at an early age causing her to leave school to help her mother support the family.
She passed away March 4, 1959, three days before her 84th birthday. She leaves to mourn her loss a sister, Dora, Pine River, Minn.; a sister, Mamie (Tita), and a brother, Lawrence, on the homestead, three miles north of Connorsville; a number of nieces and nephews and many friends and relatives.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 9, at the DeCamp Funeral Home in Glenwood City, the Rev. Thompson officiating. Interment was in the New Haven cemetery at Connorsville.

Elaine A. Cass
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Wood County, Wis.) Wednesday, 22 Sept. 1982; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman
Memorial services were today at Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie, for Mrs. Lawrence (Elaine A.) Cass, 58, Eau Claire, a former Spencer resident, who died Saturday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire. The former Elaine Raawe was born March 29, 1924 in Menomonie. She and Lawrence Cass were married Oct. 5, 1947 at Rice Lake. They lived in Spencer from 1952 to 1970 when they moved to Menomonie. Surviving are her husband, her father, Alvin Raawe of Chippewa Falls; three daughters, Mrs. Gloria Keyes of Mount Horeb, Mrs. Lois Oberle of Boyceville and Miss Jane Cass, Cedar Falls, Iowa; two brothers, Palmer of Chippewa Falls and Harvey of Pacifica, Calif., and six grandchildren.

James Connor
Source: Daily Huronite (Huron, SD) Wednesday, March 23, 1904; submitted by Karen Seaman
Passed Away Wednesday Morning of Appendicitis
James Connor, a long time honored and respected citizen of Huron, passed away at his home in this city at ten o'clock Wednesday morning of appendicitis, or rather peritonitis, commonly known as inflammation of the bowels.
James Connor was born at Menominee, Wis., on the 25th day of November, 1867, coming to South Dakota in 1881 and entering into the employ of the North-Western railroad company as a breakman. He was promoted to the position of freight conductor a short time thereafter and so well did he serve the company in this capacity that in a few years he was promoted to conductor of a passenger run, which position he was compelled to resign three years ago on account of ill health. James Connor was held in high esteem by the railroad company and was liked by everyone who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.
In 1893 James Connor was married to Miss Lulu Gilbert in this city, taking up their residence here and where they have resided ever since. To this happy union three children were born, one boy and two girls two of which children preceed [sic] Mr. Connor in death; one little daughter and his ever faithful wife still living to mourn the death of the beloved father and husband.
Mr. Connor leaves two brothers, John Connor, of Huron and Patsy Connor, of Helena, Mont.; also two sisters, Mrs. Watts and Mrs. Stevens, both of Chicago, to mourn his departure. Mr. Connor's parents have for some time been in the great beyond, where there are no troubles or suffering.
Mr. Connor had four or five attacks of appendicitis, the first severe attack eleven months ago this month; the second attack six days ago and which was the cause of his death. Preparations were being made to take Mr. Connor to Rochester, Minn., for an operation, but upon calling Dr. Lane of Miller, he and the attending physician agreed that it would be useless and that the trip would undoubtedly cause death.
Two years ago James Connor opened a cigar and confectionery store on Dakota avenue and was doing a very good business, receiving the patronage of his railroad friends and a share of the city trade.
The funeral will be held from the Catholic church Friday, Father Desmond officiating, and interment will be had in the Huron cemetery.
The HURONITE and entire community are in sympathy with the bereaved ones.

Stanley Cotts
Source: "Spooner Advocate" (WI) - April 26, 2005. Submitted by B. Wiesner
of Spooner, died on Sunday, April 24, 2005, at Spooner Health System.
He was born on Oct. 12, 1920, to John and Maude (Kistner) Cotts in the town of Weston, Dunn County. He was raised on the home farm and attended elementary school at Twin Hill. He later graduated from Dunn County Agricultural School and then Dunn County Normal School.
During World War II, Stanley served overseas in the U.S. Army 103rd Division, earning the rank of Battalion and Regimental Sergeant Major.
He married Lorraine Skillings on June 1, 1948, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. While teaching at several area schools, he earned his master's degree attending the University of Wisconsin-Stout and UW-Eau Claire. Stanley's passion was teaching, and he devoted 45 years of his life to it. He taught at many area schools, including Waubeck, Twin Hill, Beaver Creek, Knapp, and North schools. He was also principal of Central Grade School and was the first residing principal of River Heights Elementary School.
After Stanley retired in 1985, he and Lorraine moved to Big McKenzie Lake near Spooner.
Stanley was baptized and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church and was a life-long member there. In 1966 he joined the Menomonie Lions Club and later transferred to the Spooner-Trego Lions Club in 1992, where he was a very active member. Stanley received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for dedicated humanitarian services from the Lion's Club International Foundation. He was also a member of the McKenzie Lakes Association and a member of Menomonie Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1039.
He loved the outdoors, especially fishing, snowmobiling, and riding ATV. He looked forward to visits from all his nieces and nephews so he could take them fishing.
Stanley is survived by his wife; a brother, Darrell (Irene Skillings) of Menomonie; a sister, Susie (Eugene) Weber of Menomonie; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Wanda Mortel, Donald (Dorothy), Dale (Kathie) Skillings, Marlys (Robert) Jensen, and Daniel (Marg) Skillings, all of Menomonie; 10 nieces; 11 nephews; many great-nieces and great-nephews; his faithful companion, Buddy II; other relatives; and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother-in-law, Brownie Mortel; and a nephew, Steven Mortel.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Rev. David Whelan will officiate.
Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in the town of Dunn, Dunn County, with military honors accorded by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, and will be

William H Degneau
Source: unknown newspaper, c. 1938 - Submitters Name: Jayme Beyrer
Honors pay final tribute at Degneau Bier
Well Known man came to Connorsville from Minnesota in 1906
Into that shadowy land beyond the river has rose a familiar face, a kindly smile, a man who made life seem worth=while for those that he associated with.
Death, to many of us seems a tragic end to a useful life, yet it is but the natural evolution of man., arisen from dust, who has lived, lifes little day.
To the writer, the death of William H Degneau was a personal loss, for he had enjoyed acquaintance with this respected citizen for over tow decades, a man who by his out-standing quality of character, was held in highest regard, and his death is a distinct loss, mot only to Connorsville, but to this section of the county and in which he had a most active part in developing.
Came here in 1906
William Henry Degneau, born December 23, 1857 at Wabasha, Minnesota went to Kansas in the stirring days of the old west, setting type on a newspaper there for several years. Upon returning to his old home, he married Emma Fisher on November 1. 1884, and to this union, six children were born.
The Degneau family came to Connorsville in September 1906, and which had since been the home of the family. His wife, passed away February 18, 1908.
In 1919, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Ed Schmidt.
Mr. Degneau retired from active farming in 1925. He was over 70 years of age, moving to Connorsville. His activities of course did not cease, for he served his community in many ways and was the manager of the co-operative creamery for several years, and active man who was only happy when he was doing something.
Suffered from heart ailment
The late Mr. Degneau, for a man of his advanced age, had enjoyed unusual good heath up until some years ago, when he was stricken with a heart ailment Although he realized that his days were numbered, he was always cheerful and looked forward eagerly to the great adventure we must all make.
Many were the friends that called at the Degneau home to visit with him, all knowing it was farewell, but there was no hint of sadness when old friends and neighbors came to relive pleasant memories.
He died quietly at his home on Thursday June 29, having reached the age of 81 years, six month, and six days.
Services for this beloved man were held on Monday July 3, at the M.E. Church in Connorsville. Rev Abbott officiating at the last rites in his honor. Interment was made in the family plot at Wabasha, Minnesota.
He is survived by his widow, and three children, Clara Viola Glenny, Downing, WI, Ruth Emma Grey, Tacoma, Washington, and Albert Degneau, Downing, WI, six grandchildren, one brother and one sister. The Press and its readers extend to the sorrowing family their hurtful sympathy, for all shall miss this genial man and who did his full share to make life happier for others.

James Doyle
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (St. Louis Co. MN) Monday, 25 Jan. 1915; transcribed by FoFG mz
James Doyle, age 50, died yesterday morning at St. Mary’s hospital, where he had been two days. He had been a cook, and he came here from Saginaw, Minn. The body will be sent from Grady & Horgan’s undertaking rooms to Menomonie, Wis., for burial. Doyle’s brother lives there.

Eleanor D Drinkman
Source: Unknown newspaper, c. Aug 2000 - Submitters Name: Jayme Beyrer
Eleanor D. Drinkman, age 84, formerly of Connorsville, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie. Eleanor was born Jan. 2, 1916, to Frank and Mary (Breitzman) Link. She married Paul Drinkman on May 29, 1933, in downing. She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church in Connorsville, where she was a member of the Ladies Aid. Eleanor was also active in the Birthday Club. She worked as a midwife for several years. Eleanor is survived by two sons and four daughters, Joseph (Carolyn) Drinkman of Amery, Kenneth (Jennie) Drinkman of Menomonie, Dolores Kedrowski of Glenwood City, Shirley Jarchow of Eagen, Minn., Viola (David) Nelson of Amery, and Patsy (Dale) Woodard of Deer River, Minn.; six sisters, Jeanette (Lloyd) Annis of Wilson, Phyllis (Louis) Kedrowski of Little Falls, Minn., Mary Lou (Harold) Lockwood of Wheeler, Pauline (Ted) Seeger of Prairie Farm, Paula Wheeler of Glenwood City, and Verna (Ted) McCuen of Downing; 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul, in 1988; a sister, Dorothy Sutliff; and three brothers, Art, Ken and Vernon Link. Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Glenwood City with the Revs. Nancy Diller and Gail Mitchell officiating. Burial was in Mound Cemetery in Downing. Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City handled arrangements.

Alphin Elstad
Source: Unknown newspaper, Nov 1997 - Submitters Name: Jayme Beyrer
Alphin Elstad, 88, of Boyceville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie. Alphin was born Dec. 3, 1908, in Fillmore County, MN, the son of Herman and Mary (Flattum) Elstad. He was raised on their dairy farm in the Town of Tiffany near Connorsville. In 1931, Alphin married Beryl Whistler of Boyceville. Alphin and Beryl had two daughters, Marilyn and Adrienne .During the 1940's, Alphin served on the Draft Board, Boyceville Village Board, and Creamery Board. He worked 16 years as a buttermaker at the Boyceville Creamery. Moving to the Town of New Haven near Connorsville in 1948, he farmed for several years, then worked as a carpenter and built several barns and houses in the Boyceville and Connorsville area. Later, Alphin became a licensed plumber and worked plumbing jobs until his retirement. In 1974, he moved back to Boyceville into a house that he had built. He enjoyed his garden, deer hunting, trout fishing, and watching baseball and basketball games. Alphin took pride in his grandchildren's activities. Alphin is survived by his two daughters, Marilyn (Gerald) Slind of Colfax and Adrienne (John) Evan of Menomonie; his grandchildren, Michael (Ellen) Slind of Lakeland, FL, Susie (Doug) Rudesill of River Falls, and Gregory Slind, Cheryl (Tom) Johnson, Wendy (Jeff) Hastings and Brian (Becky) Evan, all of Menomonie; several great-grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; one sister, Viola Schlough of Ridgeland; two sisters-in-law, Ivy Elstad of Boyceville and Gertrude Elstad of Glenwood City; and a special friend, Fern Baxter. Preceding Alphin in death were his parents; his wife, Beryl; four sisters, Alvida Bartz, Elnora Stockland, Gerda Schlough and Mabel Clough; and two brothers, Helmer Elstad and Sidney Elstad. Services were Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the United Methodist Church in Boyceville with Rev. Nancy Diller officiating. Burial was in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville. Roberta Limberg was organist and Lucille Lund was vocalist. Pallbearers were Michael Slind, Gregory Slind, Brian Evan, Doug Rudesill, Jeff Hastings, and Tom Johnson.Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City handled arrangements.

John Evaska
Unknown Newspaper, c. Sept 1965, Submitters Name: Jayme Beyrer
John Evaska was born in Necpal, Czechoslovakia, on June 15, 1899. He was the son of George Evaska and his wife, Susan Simko Evaska, and was one of four children. He was baptized as an infant in Czechoslovakia.
In 1900, his parents brought him to the United States where he grew up on a farm near Boyceville, Wis.
He was united in marriage with Anna Kmet in Chicago, Illinois, on April 30, 1927. This union was blessed with 2 children. After living a brief period of time in Cicero, Illinois, he moved to a farm north of Boyceville in 1930. In 1932, he moved to Connorsville, Wisconsin, where he operated a general merchandise store until early this year.
John Evaska was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, Wisconsin, where he underwent surgery for a brain tumor. He died the same day, Friday, September 3, 1965, at the age of 66 years.
Surviving him are his wife, Anna, a son, George J. Evaska and wife, Marillyn, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a son Ean W. Evaska and wife, Frances, of Connorsville, Wisconsin, 5 grandchildren – the two children of his son, George, Suzanne and Brandon Evaska and the three children of his son, Evan, David, Cynthia and Laurie Evaska, a brother, Joseph Evaska, of Boyceville and a brother, Ludvig Evaska, of White Bear, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister.
Funeral services arranged by the DeCamp Funeral Home, Glenwood City, Wisconsin, were held Tuesday, September 7, 1965, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Boyceville, Wisconsin, Pastor Louis Kerestes officiating. Interment was in Grace Lutheran Cemetery in Connorsville. Pallbearers were John Kopas, Irving Burns, Leonard Harnisch, Joe Filipa, Sam Jurkovic, and Vernon Formoe.

Anton Finstad
Source: Eau Claire Leader (Eau Claire, Wis.) Saturday, 9 June 1900; submitted by Jim Dezotell Killed by An Engine
Menomonie, Wis., June 8 – Anton Finstad, a laborer o n the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha railway, was struck by an engine on the short line here this morning about 8:30 and was instantly killed, his neck being broken. Coroner George Gallaway has the body in charge.

Vernon Russell Formoe
Source: Unknown newspaper, May 1994 - Submitters Name: Jayme Beyrer
Vernon Russell Formoe, 59, of Boyceville, died Saturday, May 5, at Myrtle Werth Medical Center in Menomonie.
He was born March 22, 1935, in the town of New Haven, Dunn County, to Melvin and Alma (Schlough) Formoe. He was baptized and confirmed at West Akers Lutheran Church, rural Prairie Farm.
He married Marian Sirotiak July 28, 1956 at Holly Trinity Lutheran Church, Boyceville.
He farmed his whole life on the family farm, and was a bus driver for Boyceville Community Schools for 11 years. He was president and member of the Board of Directors of the Connorsville Coop Creamery for several years, chairman of the town of New Haven for many years, treasurer of West Akers Cemetery Association, and board member at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
He served on the Boyceville Fire and Ambulance Board with town chairman. He was also a member of the Wisconsin Draft Horse and Mule Association. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by his wife Marian; one son, Craig (Sharon) Formoe, Boyceville; one daughter, Janell (Tom) Newcomb, Chippewa Falls; his mother, Alma Formoe, Boyceville; one sister, Marcella (Fred) Flanagan, Richfield,, Minn.; his mother-in-law, Susie Sirotiak, Menomonie; three granddaughters, Amy, Lori and Sarag Formoe, Boyceville; several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 9, 1994, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, with Reverend Louis Kerestes officiating. Music was by Marie Zavodny, organist and Heidi Trulen, vocalist. Pallbearers were Rob Trulen, Reed Hillman, Tom Schoonover, Gary Swenson, Laverne Brook, Dean Siler. Honorary pallbearers were e Virgil Schoonover, Leon Helgeson, Robert Trulen, Bill Jackson and Albert Carlsrud.
Interment was in West Akers Lutheran Cemetery, Prairie Farm. Arrangements were by Everts Funeral Home, Glenwood City.

Floyd French
Source: Unknown newspaper, c. March 1959 - Submitters Name: Jayme Beyrer
Floyd French, the son of Theron and Harriet French, was born in the Town of New Haven, Dunn County, on October 5, 1885
On October 15, 1908, he was united in marriage to Grace Edmonds. They have continued to make their home in New Haven Township their entire married life.
He passed away at his home on Sunday afternoon, March 8th, 1959, at the age of seventy-three years.
He is survived by his wife, one son, Lester, four grandchildren, Kathleen, Suzanne, Diane and Larry, also two brothers, Orrin E. French of Blue River, British Columbia, Canada, and Evan, of Barron, Wisconsin and one sister, Mrs. Melvin Edmonds, of Downing, route one. He is also survived by other relatives and survived by other relatives and a large host of friends and neighbors.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 12, 1959, at 2:00 p.m. at the Connorsville Methodist Church, with Rev. J. Chris Everson officiating. Interment was in the New Haven Cemetery. Pallbearers were Oscar Johnson, Pete Olson Chas. E. Diller, Roy Bjorkman, Robert Schlough and Fred Hamman.

Fred Geirke
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (St. Louis Co. MN) Friday, 27 June 1902; transcribed by FoFG mz
MENOMONIE, Wis., June 26. – Fred Geirke, an employe, fell down the elevator in George Gallaways furniture store last evening and died from his injuries. He leaves a widow and four children. He was about 34 years old.

James Genedyke
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) Friday, 7 July 1882 transcribed by FoFG mz
MENOMONIE, July 27. – A Belgian named James Genedyke, about 22 years old, and at work for Sawyer, Goodman & Co., at Menomonie, was drowned recently while attempting to walk logs in the river.

Clara V Glenny
Source: Unknown newspaper, Sept 1912, Submitters Name: Jayme Beyrer
Clara V. Glenny, 98, died Wednesday at Pioneer Nursing Home, Prairie Farm.
Clara Degneau was born in Wabasha, Minn., and married William Glenny September 24, 1912, in Menomonie. She lived her entire adult life in the Connorsville area, and the past four years in Prairie Farm.
Survivors include a son, Walter, Downing; a sister, Ruth Tellgren, Seattle, Washington; 3 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 3 great great granchildren. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, Connorsville, with spring burial.

Louis Harley
Source: Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, Wis.) Friday, 27 Aug, 1920; transcribed by Marla Zwakman
MENOMONIE – Louis Harley, a farmer near Boyceville, while out picking plums with his two sons, told the boys that he was tired and sat down on a log to rest. The boys continued their picking until they heard a shot. They went back and found their father dead with a wound below the heart. His revolver was grasped in his right hand. Harley had been worried for many weeks on account of ill health. A widow and three children survive.

Leonard C Harnisch
Source: unknown newspaper, c. Aug 2002 - Submitters Name: Jayme Beyrer
Leonard C. Harnisch, age 86, of Connorsville, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Myrtle Werth Hospital - Mayo Health System in Menomonie, following a stroke on Monday in his shop. Leonard was born Nov. 22, 1915, in Dunn County to William and Mary (Kliegle) Harnisch. Leonard married Olga Kovacik on Sept. 25, 1937. He worked as a milk hauler and in 1941 started logging in conjunction with hauling milk. In the 1950s, he started Harnisch Lumber Sales and hired portable sawmills to saw his farm lumber for retail sales. In 1977, he left the sawmill and retail lumber sales and formed Harnisch Stihl Saw Sales and Harnisch Logging. Presently, Leonard sold and worked on Stihl chain saws. Leonard made 27 trips to Colorado to hunt over the years; he also enjoyed fishing in Canada, his last trip was in June. Those were all done with family and friends. Leonard is survived by three children, Carolyn DeLong and friend Denny Carpenter of Lake Elmo, Minn., Gary Harnisch and wife Nilla of Connorsville, and Sheri Schroeder and husband Dave of Menomonie; four grandchildren, Barbara Bartz and husband Paul, Bryan Harnisch and wife Laura, Zachary and Elizabeth Schroeder; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers and four sisters, Ray Harnisch and wife Dorothy of Bloomer, LaVern Harnisch of Wheeler, Marvin Harnisch of Menomonie, Mae Harnisch of Florida, Doris Sedlacek of Chicago, Helen Genna and husband Frank of Florida, and Joyce Deems of California, and brother-in-law Charlie Kovacik of Connorsville .He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Olga in 1997; three brothers, Ed, John and Douglas; sister, Loretta Winget, and infant brother and sister, Wilford and Genevieve.Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, at Faith Evangelical Free Church in Boyceville, with Pastor Paul Hedstrom officiating. Burial will be in Tiffany Cemetery, Boyceville.
Friends may call at the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City from 4:30 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Alvin Harris
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (St. Louis Co. MN) Saturday, 7 Dec. 1901; transcribed by FoFG mz
Alvin Harris, a brakeman on a logging train running into Mountain Iron to the Northern Lumber company headquarters, met death while making a drop-switch Tuesday. He fell beneath the train and four cars passed over his body. He was a young man aged about 23 years and his parents live at Menomonie, Wis., to which place his body was shipped for burial. Deputy Coroner Christopher of this city conducted the inquest, the company being exonerated from any blame leading to the death.

W. Raymond Harsh
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (St. Louis Co. MN) Wednesday, 23 Jan. 1907; transcribed by FoFG mz
The remains of W. Raymond Harsh, who committed suicide at the Merchants’ hotel Sunday night, were taken to his former home at Menomonie yesterday afternoon. F. D. Harsh, father of the young man, accompanied the body. He had no explanation to offer as to why his son had taken his own life.

Lila G. Herrem
Source: "Spooner Advocate" (WI) - December 4, 2001. Submitted by B. Wiesner
of Menomonie, died on Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, at her home in Menomonie.
She was born on July 7, 1926, in the town of Weston, Dunn County, to Leonard and Grace (Washburn) Kingsley. She grew up in Menomonie and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1945.
Lila married John Herrem on May 17, 1946, in Stillwater, Minn., and they continued to make Menomonie their home. Lila worked for the telephone company as an operator in Menomonie. In 1963, she transferred with the telephone company to Eau Claire where she worked until retiring in 1981. Her husband died in 1987.
Lila was a proud member of the Menomonie Packer Backer Club and the Wisconsin Telephone Pioneers. She enjoyed playing pool, bowling, and being with her family.
She is survived by a daughter, Jacquelin Hasse of Menomonie; two sons, Steve (Jean) of Hudson and Roger (Gwendolyn) of Menomonie; seven grandchildren, Michele and Michael Herrem, Kimberly (Travis) Carlsrud, Kevin Hasse, Andrew (Shiloh), Allen and Adam Herrem; seven great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Frances Ponto of Menomonie, Royola Danklefson of Spooner, Irma Curran of Plainview, Minn., and Betty Beardsley of St. Paul.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother at birth; and a brother, Lynn Kingsley.
The funeral was held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. David Whelan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

Caroline Kay Hitz
Source: "Eau Claire Leader Telegram", 8 Feb 2011 - Submitted by Jayme Beyrer
Carolyn (Stuart) Hitz, age 56, of Boyceville, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 7, 2011 at Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie, WI, surrounded by her family. She was born December 30, 1954 in Menomonie, WI, to Mildred (Schlottman) and Herbert Stuart. Carolyn graduated from Boyceville High School in 1973. She married David Hitz on August 2, 1980 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Boyceville. They were blessed with 30 years of marriage, four wonderful children; Tony, Joshua, Christina and Stephanie and three beautiful grandchildren; Kendra, Dawson and Trevor. Carolyn enjoyed spending time with her family, whether it was outside having a bonfire, or inside playing a game of cards. She also enjoyed cooking and baking lots of different foods. Carolyn loved watching the birds and squirrels at her array of feeders outside. She loved birds, especially cardinals. The cardinal symbolizes grace, nobility and love so it is only fitting this was her favorite bird. She particularly enjoyed gardening flowers and vegetables. Her husband would fuel her love for sunflowers every year as he would deliver a bouquet to her on their anniversary. Carolyn is survived by her beloved husband David Hitz, three children; Joshua, Christina and Stephanie Hitz, three grandchildren; Kendra Dierich, Dawson and Trevor Hitz, two sisters; Donna Keller and Kathleen Amundson, one brother Patrick (Betty) Stuart and many other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, brother and sister in-laws, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by one son, Anthony (Tony) Stuart, her parents, Mildred and Herbert Stuart; one sister, Mary Kay Stuart; and several other relatives. Carolyn will be remembered for her beautiful spirit and amazing gift for caring for others. She was a loving and kind-hearted woman. Her family was the light of her life and her grandchildren the keeper of her soul. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Visitation will be held from 4-7 pm, on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, WI. Funeral services will be held at 11 am, on Friday, February 11, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville, WI with Pastor Brad Peterson officiating. Burial will in New Haven Cemetery in the township of New Haven, Dunn Co., WI.
Funeral Services Previous Visitation Thursday February 10 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Olson Funeral Home & Cremation Service
615 Wilson Ave. Menomonie, WI 54751

Ervin J Hurtgen
Source: newspaper unknown; 31 Jan 2010, Submitted by Jayme Beyrer
Ervin J. Hurtgen, age 83, of Boyceville, WI passed away Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He was born May 21, 1926 in St. Croix County, WIisconsin to Albert and Sarah (Sabby) Hurtgen. Ervin attended Baldwin High School, where he played football and was a Golden Gloves Boxer, graduating in 1945. Ervin marrried the former Dolores Schultz on June 1, 1945 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Together they farmed in the Town of Stanton. Ervin was also treasurer of the Tramway Cheese Factory and served as Supervisor for the Town of Stanton for many years. He loved his family and enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren in all of their sporting events. He will be sadly missed. Ervin is survived by: His children, Ron (Mary) Hurtgen of Boyceville, Randy (Karen) Hurtgen of Boyceville, Rhonda Hurtgen (Dave Lemon) of Colfax, Renee Hurtgen (Dean Landmark) of South Dakota; nine grandchildren, Dustin (Sara) Hurtgen, Darrin Hurtgen (fiancee Jodi Kirsenlohr), Dana Hurtgen (Chris Fullarton), Brady (Alyssa) Hurtgen, Chad Creaser, Mat (Renee) Goodell, Abby Goodell (Mike Schear), Katie Thompson (Scott Hoffman) and Kala Thompson; four great-grandchildren; his brothers and sisters, Ellen Davey of Joliet, IL, Margaret Ramberg of River Falls, Ina Mae (Russ) Strobeen of Osceola, Edna (Gailen) Dumond of River Falls, Richard (Sallie) Hurtgen of Baldwin, Clinton (Judy) Hurtgen of Baldwin. He also is survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Dolores, and an infant son, Douglas.

Andrew Kargness
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis Co. MN) 21 Sept. 1921 - Sub. by Brenda W.
Three Year Old Boy Wanders Away in Wisconsin Woods.
MENOMONIE, Wis., Sept. 20. - the lifeless body of the three-year-old son of Andrew Kargness of this city was found in a swamp three miles from home, where he had wandered and perished from exposure, fatigue and fright. He went into the woods on Tuesday with two older boys and when night came he could not be found. A searching party numbering over 200 was formed, and the adjacent country was scoured, without success. Worn out with fatigue, a new party of over 300 was formed Wednesday, which renewed the search with increased determination.  Wilson creek was dragged for two miles, and every farm house within five miles of the city was visited. The news spread through the city and the excitement increased so that when night came a fresh party of over 400 was ready to resume the search. They were formed in long lines and aided with lanterns, they patrolled the woods and swamps, walking about eight feet apart, and resembling an army of soldiers. On Thursday the search was continued, and the lifeless body of the little fellow was found. His tearstained face and bruised body showed signs of great suffering from fright and pain.
[Note: Alternate spelling of the surname is Kragness.]

Moses B. Kern
Death of Rev. M.B. Kern
Rev. Moses B. Kern, of Menomonie, was stricken with apoplexy at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J.C. Culver, No. 846 Second avenue, on Wednesday afternoon. In company with his wife he had been in the eastern part of the state enjoying his vacation, and stopped here to visit the family of their daughter from the early morning train. In the afternoon Mr. Kern received a telegram from Menomonie asking him to come over and perform a marriage ceremony for a parishoner. As he was about to send a reply that he would do so, he suddenly fell to the floor, expiring immediately. Dr. Day was summoned and everything possible was done to restore him, but without avail.  The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock, services being held by Rev. R.H. Weller at Christ Church, which was filled with a large congregation. The Masons and Odd Fellows turned out in numbers escorting the remains to Forest Hill cemetery where they were interred with Masonic honors and after the ritual of the Episcopal Church.
Quite a number of the deceased pastor's friends were present from Menomonie, among whom were, Judge and Mrs. E. B. Bundy, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Weber, Dr. E. B. Jackson and Mr. E. B. Manwairing. A delegation of Masons also came down from Chippewa Falls to assist in the ceremonies. Mr. Kern was one of the best known ministers in western Wisconsin, having served as rector in the Episcopal parishes at Chippewa Falls, Baldwin and Menomonie, where he was located at the time of his death. His early life was spent in Otsego county, N. Y., though he was engaged in pastoral service in Tioga county, Pa., before coming west, some fifteen years ago. He was 65 years old at the time of his death. The surviving members of the family are Mrs. Kern, and two daughters, Mrs. Joseph C. Culver, of this city, and Mrs. Grist of Chippewa Falls. The deceased stood high as a man and a faithful Christian minister, and his death is a great loss to his parish at Menomonie, to the community and to the Episcopal church in the state. [The Eau Claire News (Eau Claire, Wis) Saturday, 10 Jul 1886, pg. 4, tr by KT]

Source: "Dunn County News", 3 Sep 1881 - Submitted By Jayme Beyrer
The youngest child of Andrew Kistner of Weston, died last Monday morning. E. Rosseter preached the funeral sermon August 31, 1881

Andrew Kistner
Source: "Eau Claire Leader" - 15 June 1901 - Submitted by Jayme Beyrer
Andrew Kistner, died of scarlet fever yesterday at the American House, Northside. Deceased was 19 years of age and was employed at Della. He came to the city a few months ago. His home was at Downsville, Dunn County, where his remains will be taken by relatives.

Ethel Kistner
Source: "Dunn County News", 4 Jan 1925 - Submitted by Jayme Beyrer
Mrs. Herbert Kistner died at 12:10 a.m. New Years Day at the City Hospital of diabetes, with which she had been suffering for some time. Six weeks ago, she was taken to the City hospital and later taken home until four days before her death, when she was brought back to the hospital.
Ethel King was born in the town of Lucas. Nov 2, 1898. She was united in marriage May 1, 1920 to Herbert Kistner of the town of Weston, and has since resided there
The deceased is survived by her husband, her father, William King of the town of Lucas, and two brothers, Himey King of Wheeler, and Hurley King of the town of Lucas, and three sisters, Mrs. Solon Wayne of Oelwein, Ia, Mrs. Art Schram of St Paul and Mrs. Sever White of the town of Lucas.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday Jan 3 at 2 pm at the home of Mrs. Hattie Harley, 1011 Broadway. Rev J M Woerth officiating. Interment was made in the Ford Cemetery in the town of Lucas

Pearl Lillian Kistner
Source: Glenwood City Trubune, c. May 1986 - Submitters Name: Jayme Beyrer
Pearl Lillian Kistner was born March 20, 1897 in Owatonna, Minnesota, the daughter to Louie and Laura (Larson) Utphall. She came to Wisconsin as a young girl and resided there all of her life. She was united in marriage to Jake Kistner at Menomonie, Wisconsin on September 19, 1916. Six children were born to this union. Mrs. Kistner died at the Golden Age Nursing home in Tomahawk, Wisconsin, May 6, 1986 having reached the age of 89 years, 1 month and 16 days.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jake who died July 11, 1973. one son Major Wendell Kistner, one daughter, Margaret Ann Kistner, three sisters, Ovanna, Grace, and Ruth, four brothers, Ronald, Everett, Leslie, and Sherwin, two grandsons, Kenneth Wayne Gullickson, Vernon Glen Kistner. Survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Richard Bauman (Arlys) Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, Mrs. Lyle Gullickson (Ardys) Tomahawk, Wisconsin, two sons, Vernon, Delefield, Erwin (Jim) Connorsville, one sister Mrs. Milton Olson (Veona) Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, two brothers, Orville Utphall Hayward, Wisconsin, Harold Utphall, Altoona, Wisconsin, twelve grand children, twenty three great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday May 10, 1986 at Everettes Funeral Home, Glenwood City, Wisconsin with Reverend Tony Fuller officiating. Internment in New Haven Cemetery. The organist was Mrs. Marian Schmitz; pallbearers were Jerry Gullickson, Richard Bauman (Jr) Douglas Drake, Christopher Drake, Robert Utphall, and James Utphall.

Irving M. Kistner
Source: "Dunn County News" 15 July 1915 - Submitted by Jayme Beyrer
Irving M Kistner Died at 11am Saturday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Charles Storing, 1609 Fifth Street, at the age of 12 years 5 months and 27 days.
The boy was brought to the city last Wednesday by his mother, Mrs. John Kistner, from their home in the town of Weston. Though unusually fleshy for one of his years, he seemed to be in general good health, although it was intended to subject the lass to an operation for adenoids and enlarged tonsils.
The circumstances of his death were peculiarly distressing. Ether was administered preceding the intended operation and in fifteen minutes alarming symptoms developed. The operation was not attempted as the life of the young patient went out under the anesthetic, The heart condition was responsible for the fatal depression.
Irving was a bright boy and had recently finished the seventh grade in the Twin Hill school in the town of Weston. His death was a sad shock to his relatives and friends. The boy was of an unusually sunny disoposition and he always had a smile for everyone. On the day of the expected operation he cheerfully assured his mother that he would be well and they would go home Monday.
His father died twelve years ago in August. He leaves a twin brother, Earl, and three other brothers and five sisters as follows. Charles of the town of Lucas, Phillip of the town of Menomonie, Herbert, at home, Mrs. Joseph Haynes of St Paul, Mrs Charles Storing of Menomonie, Mrs. Ray Smith of Downsville, and Jennie and Lizzie Kistner of the town of Weston.
The funeral was held at 2 pm Monday in the Odd Fellows hall at Downsville. Rev. C F. Nilles of this city officiating. Interment was in the Lutheran Cemetery

John H. Knapp
Source: Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, S.D.) 16 Oct. 1888 - Sub. by Brenda W.
John H. Knapp, president of the lumber firm of Knapp, Stout & Co., died Sunday at Menomonie.

Ardyth Laberee
Source: Glenwood City Tribune, Feb 2008 - Submitted by Jayme Beyrer
Ardythe V Laberee, age 77, of Boyceville died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, at Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Ardythe was born Nov. 1, 1930, in Downing to Floyd and Kathryn (West) Stansbury. She attended and graduated from high school in Downing. On Jan. 31, 1948.
Ardythe married Joseph Myers; and they raised three daughters, Teresa, Roberta and JoAnn. They lived most of their married life in Boyceville, with a brief residence in Milwaukee. Ardy worked at Sandy's Store in Boyceville, Sandy Lee Manufacturing in Menomonie and retired from the Boyceville post office. She also served as the secretary for Boyceville Ambulance for many years. Following Joe's death in 1979, Ardy married David Laberee of Boyceville on Feb. 18, 1981. They resided in Boyceville their entire 27 years of marriage. She enjoyed life, and she was well known for being the family historian. She liked knittting for many people in Boyceville; both family and friends proudly sported the hats, mittens and famous afghans. Ardythe is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe Myers; daughter, Roberta Mounce; and brother, Bill Stansbury. Ardythe is survived by husband, David Laberee of Boyceville; daughters, Teresa (Keith) Geurkink of Colfax and JoAnn Palmer of Boyceville; son-in-law, Dale Mounce of Boyceville; six grandchildren, Brett Swenson of Park Falls, Bobbie Swenson of Chicago, Tom Mounce and Pam Mounce of Boyceville, Joe (Darci) Stai of Marathon and Kerry Stai of Watertown; five great-grandchildren, Joey, Justin, Bradley, Maggie and Mary; sisters, Goldean (Al) Ybanez of Colo., Betty (Lee) Dole of Ariz.; Doreen Wisdorf of Minnesota, twin sister Arylyss Engebretson of Clear Lake, Ann (Al) Jorgenson of Texas; brother-in-law, Dick Laberee of Menomonie; sister-in-law, Pat (Bob) Schrader of Menomonie; Bill Laberee of Arizona. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, at the United Methodist Church in Boyceville, with the Rev. Timothy Mattaei officiating. Spring interment will be in the Tiffany Cemetery Boyceville. Friends may call at the Anderson Funeral Home in Glenwood City from 4 to 7 p.m. today and one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church.

Joseph C. Lee
Source: unknown newspaper or date; It pertains to the son of Job T. Lee and Rachael Cartwright. Joseph C. Lee ( middle name was probably Cartwright); born 20 July 1831 Berlin, New York; died 11 June 1866 Springbook, Wisconsin,  married July 1856 to  Minerva Baker, born 4 Mar 1834 Otto, New York, died 16 Feb 1909 Eau Claire, Wisconsin.   He was a logger by trade. Transcribed by Mary Lafferty Wilson
Another Revolutionary Soldier Gone
Death is rapidly thinning the ranks of our revolutionary patriots. In each of the older states, their number has been reduced to a painfully low figure. In the new states but few of them have ever been found. The healthful climate of Wisconsin has call hither a meer handful, but these, one by one are "passing away" from us. Joseph C. Lee, one of this patriot band, died in the town of Sullivan, in this county of the 30th ult, at the age of 92 years. He was a most worthy man, and his death will be mourned by all who have had opportunities of becoming acquainted with his many excellent traits of character. A friend at Palmyra write us: " He was not only a soldier of the revolution, but for nearly 70 years a faithful soldier of the cross, belonging to the Baptist Denomination."

Marlene C Loida
Source: Unknown newspaper, c. Jan 2005 - Submitters Name: Jayme Beyrer
Marlene C. Loida, age 71, of Connorsville, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Abbot Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn. Marlene was born June 14, 1933, in St. Paul, Minn., to Arthur and Betty (Dunbar) Dezeller. She graduated from Johnson High School in St. Paul. Marlene married Leroy J. Loida on Jan. 31, 1953, in Stillwater, Minn.
She was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church in Boyceville where she was active in the Quilting Guild. She was an avid gardener of flowers and vegetables. Marlene enjoyed camping and fishing on Yellow Lake. Marlene is preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Bonny Wiess; and a brother, Arthur "Sonny" Dunbar. Marlene is survived by her husband, Leroy J. Loida Sr. of Downing; six children, Pat Roettger of Downing, Lorri Loida and friend Tom Traxler of Boyceville, Leroy Loida Jr. of Boyceville, Brenda (Ronald) Edgemon of Downing, Brian (Kristen) Loida of Downing, and Theresa (Marty) Hughes of Boyceville; 12 grandchildren, James and Mark Letourneau, Christina Moore, Matthew Wiess, Brian and Jessica Roettger, Victoria Loida, Ronnie Edgemon, Brian Loida Jr., Bethany Loida, and Corey and Kaylee Hughes; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Sandy Borendale of Hugo, Minn.; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2005, at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Boyceville with Father Jerry Hoeser as celebrant. Burial was in Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville. Local arrangements by the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City.

Theodore Louis
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (St. Louis Co. MN) Sunday, 17 Nov. 1907; transcribed by FoFG mz
MENOMONIE, Wis., Nov. 16. – Theodore Louis, writer and lecturer on agricultural topics, died here today. He was in the employ of the Wisconsin agricultural experiment station and of the United States department of agriculture for many years. His specialty was the hog and he introduced hog-raising in northern Wisconsin, Minnesota and the Dakotas. He was born at Duishburg-on-the-Rhine Dec. 4, 1829.


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