LaVerne Joy (3 Jan. 1920 – 31 May 2009)
* LaVerne Joy Wachholz, 89, of Fitchburg/Spencer, died peacefully May 31, 2009, at Sylvan Crossings Chapel Valley, Madison.
LaVerne moved from her home of 57 years in Spencer, to Madison in 2005 to be closer to her daughters.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 24 years, Maynard Wachholz; and fiance, Donald Wiedman; two brothers and one sister.
She is survived by daughters Lois (Jim) Gersich of Madison and Betty (Jim) Robinson of Racine; grandchildren, Luke Gersich and Liane (John) Harrison; sisters, Loretta Gerke of Tomah and Marian (Anuff) Kersting of Janesville; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Herbert and Leona Wachholz of Spencer and Edward and Ann Wachholz; and nieces and nephews.
The family expresses appreciation to the staff at Sylvan Crossings Chapel Valley and Hospice Care Inc.
It was LaVerne's wish that there be no memorial service.
***Note: Her date of birth is from the Social Security Death Index.
Sylvia C. (19 May 1916 – 26 Feb. 2005)
* Sylvia C. Wadzinski, 88, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at the Hospice House in Wausau.
She was born May 19, 1916, in Manitowoc, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Matysik) Bonin Sr. On June 16, 1936, she married Walter Wadzinski Sr. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Poniatowski. He preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 2001. They had been lifelong members of Sacred Heart Church in Cassel.
Sylvia was a homemaker, devoted wife of 65 years to Walter, loving and caring mother to all 10 of her children, 28 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandbaby, Joseph Wadzinski, in 1965; and a great-grandbaby, Isabelle Fetters, in 2003.
Sylvia made the best homemade bread and was a good cook. She also was known for the scrapbooks of newspaper clippings she had accumulated over the years of births, deaths, marriages and special events. She also played the piano and accordion. She was self-taught and could play those instruments by ear.
Sylvia was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Parish Council of Catholic Women and sang in the church choir. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Berg (Hilary Ceranski), Wausau, Alice (Bob) Peterson, Weston, and Bonnie (Jay) Heindl, Mosinee; and seven sons, Wally Jr. (Joan), Weston, Bob, Marathon, George (Paulette) and Eugene (Bonnie Sanborn), all of Wausau; Tim (Dawn), Marathon, Gerard (Ruby), Mosinee, and William (LaVonne), Marathon.
Grandchildren and great-grandchildren include Chris (Lynne) Wadzinski, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., and children, Brooke and Gracie, Todd (Lisa) Wadzinski, Weston, and Kiley; Kim Wadzinski, Wausau, and children, Breanna and Taylor, Sally (Scott) Jansen, Weston, and children, Morgan and Annika, Laura (Keven) Kluge, Los Altos, Calif., and Lance, Carl Berg, Lake Geneva, Craig (Diane) Wadzinski, Madison, and children, Ben and Emily, Heidi (Luke) Vanderbloemen, Denton, Texas, Holli (Jon) Hoeffler, Waukesha, Dana (Shane) Fetters, St. Peter, Minn., and children, Cole and Claire, Dawn (Dan) Obremski, Mosinee, and children, Brett, Trevor and Natalie, Amy (Joel) Lewis, Ossining, N.Y., and children, Miles and Sophia, Jodi (Bryan) Zebro and Dan Heindl, all of Mosinee, Jason (Kim) Heindl, Weston, and Sierra, Jamie Heindl, Birnamwood, and Anthony, Jill Heindl, Birnamwood, and Alexus, Elisha (Chris) Robinson, Weston, Josh Wadzinski, Wausau, Shelley Wadzinski, St. Francis, Jackie, Richard, Andy, Nick and Matthew Wadzinski, all of Marathon, Dustin Wadzinski, Mosinee, and Becky and Lindsey Wadzinski, Marathon. Her siblings and many nieces and nephews also survive Sylvia. Her brothers and sisters include Marcella Brosseau and Leonard (Dorothy) Bonin, all of Calumet City, Ill., Eugene (Lorraine) Bonin, Lansing, Ill., Betty Seubert, Marathon, Phyllis (Lawrence) Miller and Rita Bonin, all of Edgar, and Joseph Bonin, Athens. Ann, Mayme, Dolores and Leo Bonin all preceded her in death.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, March 4, 2005, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cassel. The Rev. Barnabas Kyea will preside. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home in Marathon and again from 10 a.m. until time of services Friday at the church.
Wagner, Betty Jane (13 Nov. 1934 – 18 July 1955)
Services were held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Louis’ Catholic church with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Thomas Hayden officiating and burial was made in Pine Hill cemetery, Curtiss.
Miss Wagner was born Nov. 13, 1934, and attended Dorchester high school for two years. She was employed in Beaver Dam when she was stricken with polio.
She was taken to the Waupun hospital for two months and then spent a year in a Madison hospital and then another year in St. Mary’s hospital, at Wausau. She had been at home the past year and this year for the first time since being stricken was able to get along without the aid of an iron lung.
Surviving are her parents; two brothers, Lloyd and Duane, both of Milwaukee; two sisters, Mrs. Jeanette Garczynski, Beaver Dam, and Sharon, at home; and her maternal grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Machove, Beaver Dam.
Louise D. Wagner (18 Nov. 1933 –
7 Feb. 2005)
Waldhart, Clara (2 May 1907 - 8 Dec. 1948)
Waldhart, Ralph (1931? – 14 Sept. 1945)
* Ralph Waldhart, 14 years of age, a sophomore in the Spencer high school, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Waldhart, died at St. Joseph hospital early last Friday morning. He was taken to the hospital Sunday, Sept. 9. The body was brought to the Swarthout Funeral Home in Spencer, and funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Spencer Methodist church with the Rev. Ellery J. Beal, pastor of the church, in charge of the services. Internment was made in the Spencer cemetery.
The pall bearers were Ralph’s school friends: Spence Graves, Robert Fritsch, Jeffery Parrette, Elroy Huber, Billy Beisner and Richard Keves. Flower attendants were Ruth and Marjory Waldhart, Marian Handel, Marjory Kuethe, Bernadine and Eunice Griepentrog, Gloria Schmitt, Theone Mellenthin, Lois and Vera Freeman, Joann Karau, Ardith Westfall.
The church was thronged with Ralph’s friends, both young and old, for he was a friend of everyone. Beautiful flowers massed about the casket bore mute testimony of the love and respect in which Ralph was held in the community. A girls choir composed of school girls led by Mrs. Robert Nerbun, sang two very appropriate numbers: Now the Day Is Over and Jesus Lover of My Soul. Rev. Ellery Beal paid high and beautiful tributes throughout his discourse to Ralph’s short life.
Walker, William L. (1863 – 26 Aug. 1937)
Joseph (18 Aug. 1906 – 10 Dec. 1966)
* Joseph Wallner, 60, of 109 St. Joseph Ave., died of complications at 12:15 a.m. today shortly after his admission to St. Joseph’s Hospital. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Catholic Church with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. N. Schuh officiating. Burial will be made in Hillside Cemetery.
The body will repose at the Rembs Funeral Home from 9 a.m. Sunday until time of services. A general rosary service will be conducted there at 8 p.m. Sunday.
Mr. Wallner was born Aug. 18, 1906, at Stratford, and received his education there. His marriage to Linda Krause took place Feb. 3, 1927, at Stratford.
After their marriage, the couple came to Marshfield and Mr. Wallner had been employed as a meat cutter in local markets.
In addition to his wife, survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Herb (Caroline) Bilgrien, Green Bay; three sisters, Mrs. Elmer Trudeau, Oconto; Mrs. Alfred Conrad and Mrs. Dorothy Thom, Marshfield, and two brothers, Jack, Tarpon Springs, Fla., and Arnold, Marshfield.
Gustave Walter (6 Mar. 1868 – 29 Nov. 1940)
Waskowiak, Ronald J. (10 Jan. 1943
– 9 Dec. 2008)
Waterman, Carrie M. (29 June 1866 – 16 Feb. 1959)
* Mrs. Francis Melvin has received word of the death of her grand mother, Mrs. Carry M. Waterman, 92, which occurred Feb. 16. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin had been to California in January to visit her. For many years, Mrs. Waterman had made her home with Mrs. Melvin’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ockerlander, on a farm near Dorchester and at Wausau.
After the death of Mrs. Ockerlander, eight years ago, Mrs. Waterman went to Hollywood to live with another daughter, Miss Elsie F. Waterman, where she died.
Besides her daughter, she is survived by four grand children, Mrs. Frances Melvin, Abbotsford; Mrs. Robert See, Wausau; Mrs. James Reed, Essex Junction, Vermont; and Jack Ockerlander, Santa Monica, Calif.
*** Note: Her date of birth is from the California Death Index, 1940 – 1997.
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