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Marathon County, Wisconsin

* Transcribed By: Marla Zwakman (unless otherwise noted)

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Herman Weber (18 July 1885 – 23 Jan. 1952)
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Thursday, 24 Jan. 1952, page 16; Lorraine Markee Collection; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Spencer – Funeral services for Herman Weber, 66, Town of Brighton, who died Wednesday morning at the County Home at Wausau where he had been admitted a few days earlier, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday in Christ the King Catholic Church. The Rev. Paul Pitzenberger will officiate and burial will be made in Hillside cemetery, Marshfield.

The body is reposing at the Swarthout Funeral Home.

Mr. Weber, a resident of this vicinity the past 56 years, was born July 18, 1885, in Austria. He came to this country with his parents when eight years old. He was unmarried.

His only survivor is a sister, Mrs. Anton Kohler, Auburndale. Three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.


Weber, James P. (19 Feb. 1930 - 2009)
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Tuesday, 14 Apr. 2009

* STRATFORD -- James P. Weber, 79, Stratford, died Sunday, April 12, 2009, at the House of the Dove Hospice Home, Marshfield.

A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Stratford.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church.

Sauter/Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Wednesday, 15 Apr. 2009

STRATFORD -- James P. Weber, 79, Stratford, died Sunday, April 12, 2009, at the House of the Dove Hospice Home, Marshfield.

A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 16, 2009, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Stratford. The Rev. Thomas Rudolph will officiate, and music will be provided by St. Joseph's Resurrection Choir. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery in the town of Eau Pleine, Marathon County.

The family will receive relatives and friends at St. Joseph's Church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until service time. Sauter/Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Mr. Weber was born Feb. 19, 1930, in Stratford to Peter and Katherine (Schroepfer) Weber. He attended St. Joseph's Parochial School, Stratford, and was a 1948 graduate of Stratford High School. As a young man, Jim had worked with his father farming and well-drilling. He then was employed at the Allington Store, Stratford, Kolbeck Trucking, Rozellville, and Paul Wrensch Construction. He also co-owned and operated Stratford Bowling Alley and lastly retired from Stratford Building Supply.

Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing immensely and was an avid sports fan; he enjoying basketball, football and baseball.

He is survived by a brother, Donald (Alvina) Weber of Stratford. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and by a special niece and godchild, Mary Schutz of Stratford.

He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Arthur and Arnold Weber; and three sisters, Eleanor Simmons, Marian Bradley and Cathryn Marx.

Memorials may be designated in his name to St. Joseph's Parish or St. Joseph's School, Stratford.


Weetz, Florence Marie (6 May 1912 – 23 June 1951)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 28 June 1951

* Mrs. Clarence J. Weetz of Abbotsford, the former Florence Marie Thorn of Colby, died at her home in Abbotsford at the age of 39 years Saturday at 9:35 P.M., a lingering illness being the cause of her death. Funeral services were held Wednesday at St. Bernard’s Catholic church in Abbotsford, Rev. Raymond Schultz officiating, and burial was made in the Colby cemetery.

Mrs. Weetz was born in the town of Mayville, Clark county, on May 6, 1912. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s parochial school of Colby, the Colby High School and the Marathon County Normal School. She taught Marathon county rural schools for seven years and was married to Clarence J. Weetz in Colby on January 31, 1941. Following their marriage the couple lived in Milwaukee for five years, returning to Abbotsford about four and one-half years ago.

Mrs. Weetz was a former president of the Parent-Teachers Association and was serving as vice president at that association at the time of her death. She was also a member of St. Bernard’s church choir, the Abbotsford Music Study and Choral Club, St. Bernard’s Altar Society and the Women’s Catholic Order of Foresters.

Surviving are her husband; a son, David, her mother, Mrs. Rose Thorn of Colby; two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Elsie) Olstinski of Marshfield and Mrs. Francis (Clara) Stigler of Oconomowoc.

Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 28 June 1951

* Funeral services for Mrs. Clarence J. Weetz, 39, who died at her home Saturday at 9:35 p.m. were held on Wednesday morning at 9:30 at St. Bernard’s Catholic church, with the Rev. Raymond Schultz offering the requiem High Mass. A large number of friends paid tribute to Mrs. Weetz by attending the services as well as the rosary service held at the Zink Funeral home, Tuesday evening. Internment was made in the Colby cemetery.

Pallbearers were Leon Apfelbeck, Joseph Apfelbeck, William, Arvin, James and Clement Apfelbeck, all cousins of the deceased.

Flower girls were the Misses Lucille, Patricia, Agnes, Monica, Theresa, and Genevieve Apfelbeck, also cousins of the Mrs. Weetz.

Among the relatives from away who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Francis Stigler, Oconomowoc, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Olstinski and son, Marshfield; Mrs. Francis Pevan, Chippewa Falls; Leon Apfelbeck, Chicago, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Gust Steinke and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Galley and daughter, of Joliet, Ill.

Mrs. Weetz, the former Florence Marie Thorn, was born in the town of Mayville, Clark county, May 6, 1912. She received her education at St. Mary’s Catholic school at Colby, Colby high school, and was graduated from the Marathon County Normal School.

Prior to her marriage to Clarence J. Weetz at Colby Jan. 31, 1941, she taught for seven years in Marathon county rural schools. Following their marriage, the couple resided in Milwaukee for five years, returning to Abbotsford about four and one-half years ago.

Mrs. Weetz, who was never in good health, was active in community affairs. She was a member of St. Bernard’s church choir and St. Bernard’s Altar Society, of which organization she served as treasurer, and she was a member of the Women’s Catholic Order of Foresters. She was a former president of the Parent-Teachers Association and was serving as vice president at that association and was vice-president at the time of her death. She was also a member of the Abbotsford Music Study and Choral Club.

Mrs. Weetz is survived by her husband and son, David, her mother, Mrs. Rose Thorn, Colby; and two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Elsie) Olstinski, Marshfield, and Mrs. Francis (Clara) Stigler, Oconomowoc.


Wegner, Regina (6 Apr. 1913 – 2 Apr. 2008)
Source: Wausau Daily Herald (Wausau, Marathon County, Wis.) Saturday, 5 Apr. 2008

* Regina "Jean" Wegner passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital just shy of her 95th birthday.

Jean was born April 6, 1913, in Glidden to the late Anton and Amelia (Eder) Killinger. Along with her five brothers and nine sisters, she worked hard on the family farm. On July 1, 1939, Jean married Herbert Wegner in Milwaukee. They began raising their family in Milwaukee, where Herbert was in the tool and die industry. The Wegner family purchased their own family farm in Spencer. Jean was known for the wonderful food she cooked for family and friends along with her talent for sewing and needlework. She took great pride in growing her own vegetables and flowers. Herb and Jean retired to Otter Lake in Elcho where they continued gardening, and took great enjoyment in the many visitors who came.

Survivors include her husband, Herbert of Wausau; two daughters, Pauline (Ted) Schnese of Stoughton and Kathryn (Dr. Earl) Zabel of Wausau; one son, Paul (Sharon) Wegner of Eleva; six grandchildren, Therese (Michael) Magnus, Nicole (Scott) Bruer, Christopher (Jenny) Zabel, Marla (fiance, Jason Kolbeck) Zabel, Wendy (Dan) Engum and Lana (Loren) Westphal; five great-grandchildren, Phillip, Natalie, Benjamin, Riley and Reece; and two sisters, Amelia Messier of Sacramento, Calif., and Gertrude Myott of Atlanta. Jean was preceded in death by one grandson, Timothy Schnese; five brothers and seven sisters.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today, April 5, 2008, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wausau. The Rev. Daniel Hackel will officiate. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Butternut Union Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services today at the church.

Helke Funeral Home, Wausau, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Friday, 4 Apr. 2008

* WAUSAU -- Regina "Jean" Wegner, 94, of Applegate Terrace, died Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 5, 2008, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Wausau. Burial will be in the Butternut Union Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.

Helke Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Jean was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Herbert of Wausau; two daughters, Pauline (Ted) Schnese, Stoughton, and Kathryn (Dr. Earl) Zabel, Wausau; one son, Paul (Sharon) Wegner, Eleva; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Amelia Messier, Sacramento, Calif., and Gertrude Myott, Atlanta, Ga.


Wehe, Martha (1915 – 9 Nov. 1946)
Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Clark County, Wis.) Friday, 15 Nov. 1946

Three Killed in Auto-Train Crash at Spencer

* Three persons were killed instantly and another is in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, the result of a train and automobile accident which occurred at the main street crossing in Spencer early Saturday morning.

The accident happened at 1:35 a.m. when No. 24, a freight train, on the Minneapolis to Chicago run, was hit by the panel truck of Bruno Chekitis, Greenwood, route 1. Mr. Chekitis, who was driving the car, is in the hospital suffering from bruises to the chest, left hip and right shoulder and minor lacerations.

The dead are: Harold A. Darkow, 23, Athens, who received a broken neck, a fractured right knee, and cuts and bruises.

Mrs. Martha Ampe Wehe, 31, Loyal, route 2, who sustained a frontal skull fracture and a broken neck.

Mrs. Mildred Domine, 30, also of Loyal, route 2, who suffered a broken neck and a fractured left leg.

All of the victims were riding in the front seat of the vehicle.

The tragedy occurred when Chekitis, driving west on Highway 98, collided with the south bound freight. The light truck was carried 52 feet from the point of impact. All of the victims remained in the vehicle.

The right front of the demolished car collided with the left front of the cow catcher of the locomotive. The engine was not damaged.

John Hildensperger, acting Marathon County coroner, quoted Chekitis as saying that the panel truck was moving about 15 miles per hour when it reached the crossing.

Hildensperger said an inquest would be held early this week.

Chekitis, a veteran receiving on the job training as a mechanic at the Otto Stock garage at Loyal, told a reporter Saturday morning that he had been with Darkow since early evening and that they had met the women at Loyal about 1 ½ hours before the tragedy.

The four later drove to Spencer *** Note: The rest of the article was cut off and was not available at the time of transcription.

*** Note: Martha is buried at St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery, Loyal Township, Clark County, Wisconsin.


Wehrman, Augusta (29 Jan. 1864 – 6 Apr. 1940)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 11 Apr. 1940

* Mrs. Augusta Wehrman, age 76, died Saturday morning at 4:40 at the home of her son, Herbert, in the town of Frankfort, where she had been ill for several weeks. The body was taken to the Lulloff funeral home until Monday. Then taken to her home in the town of Holton where funeral services were held Tuesday at 1:30 o’clock at the house and at 2:00 o’clock at the Christ Lutheran church in Abbotsford. Rev. John Brandt officiated and burial was made in the Lutheran cemetery at Abbotsford. Pall bearers were Anton Kramer, Louis Bielke, Wm. Hintz, Gustave Hintz, Henry Parge and Henry Jacobi. Flower girls were Luella Hoernke, Laura Hoernke, Ruth Wibben, Ellen Jacobi and Anita Wehrman.

The deceased was born on January 29, 1864, at Chicago, Ill., thus reaching the age of 76 years, two months and eight days. She was married to Theodore Wehrman at Plymouth, Wisconsin, July 11, 1886, and, a few days later, on July 16m 1886, they came to the town of Holton where they engaged in the business of farming.

Surviving are seven children, namely – Lorenz Wehrman of Abbotsford, Mrs. Hilda Rahde of Wauwastosa, Mrs. Chas. Tews of Waukesha, Mrs. Tillie Falk of Waukesha, Louis Wehrman of Waterloo, Iowa, Herbert Wehrman of Colby, Amelia Wehrman of Chicago, Ill. Also two sisters and three brothers, Mrs, Wm. Grier of Colby, Mrs. Henry Scheelk of Fenwood, Herman Wiedeman of Colby, August Wiedeman of Abbotsford and Fred Wiedeman of Two Harbors, Minn. Also 14 grand children and one great grand child. Those preceding her in death are her husband, Theodore, and one son, Alfred.

The deceased was a woman of fine moral character, a good wife and mother and a good church member. She was well liked by all who knew her.

Out of town people here for the funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Tews and son, Lester, and daughter, Lorraine, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Falk, Mrs. Eugene Flynn, all of Waukesha, Mrs. Amelia Wehrman of Chicago, Louis Wehrman of Waterloo, Iowa, Herbert Wehrman and children of Colby, Mrs. Louis Raeder and son, Arno, and Mrs. Henry Roehl of Kiel, Ray Krueger of Plymouth, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Leffel, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hamann, Mr. and Mrs. John Kobs and daughter, Helen, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Scheelk of Fenwood, Mr. and Mrs. William Grier and Herman Wiedeman of Colby, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Weller and daughter, of Colby, Fred Wiedeman of Two Harbors, Minn., Mrs. Helda Rahde and daughter, Harriet, of Wauwatosa, Mr. and Mrs. Felix Bohman and Anton Mateofsky of Stratford, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Scheel of Colby, Miss Anna Wiedeman of Eau Claire, Mr. Gust Wucherpfennig.


Weideman Family Obituaries - Marathon County Wisconsin


Weigel, Clara A. (28 May 1913 – 31 Dec. 2008)
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Thursday, 1 Jan. 2009

* Clara A. Weigel, 95, of Marshfield died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at the American Lutheran Home in Mondovi.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at Saint John's Catholic Church.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, at Rembs Funeral Home with a Parish Council of Catholic Women's rosary service at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Saturday, 3 Jan. 2009

Clara A. Weigel, 95, of Marshfield died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at the American Lutheran Home in Mondovi.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at Saint John's Catholic Church with the Rev. Charles D. Stoetzel. Suzanne Golden will be the organist, along with Saint John's Church Funeral Choir. Burial will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Cody, Slade and Connor Brock, Chad, Ben and John Kraus Jr.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, at Rembs Funeral Home with a Parish Council of Catholic Women's rosary service at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Clara was born May 28, 1913, in the town of Frankfort, Marathon County, to August and Rosa (Bach) Bargander. She also attended school in Frankfort.

She was united in marriage to Wendelin R. Weigel on Nov. 24, 1938, at Saint John's Catholic Church. Windy died July 29, 2002.

Clara was a lifelong resident of Marshfield and recently had moved to Mondovi. She enjoyed eating out, gardening, canning, sewing and knitting. She and Windy also enjoyed traveling, especially on their trip to Rome and Israel.

She is survived by her children, Kenneth (Patricia) Weigel of Marshfield, Sharon (Paul) Wegner of Eleva, and a son-in-law Joseph (Darlene) Kraus of Rozellville; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson. She is further survived by a sister, Dora (Sylvan) Griesbach of Rozellville.

Clara was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a daughter Patricia Kraus, three brothers and five sisters.

Memorials may be given in Clara's name to Saint John's Catholic Church.


Weigel, Frank P. (13 Sept. 1915 – 17 Dec. 2008)
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Thursday, 18 Dec. 2008

* Frank P. Weigel, 93, town of McMillan, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, at Bethel Center in Arpin.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John's Catholic Church, Marshfield. The visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Rembs Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.

Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Friday, 19 Dec. 2008

Frank P. Weigel, 93, a former town of McMillan resident, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, at Bethel Center in Arpin.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, at St. John's Catholic Church, Marshfield. The Rev. Charles Stoetzel will officiate and Suzanne Golden will be the organist for St. John's Church Funeral Choir. Burial will take place in St. Michael's Cemetery in Hewitt. The visitation will be held Sunday from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Rembs Funeral Home and on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until service time at St. John's Catholic Church.

Frank was born Sept. 13, 1915, in the Town of McMillan, Marathon County, to Frank and Anna (Grehl) Weigel. He married Rosalie M. Chariton in November of 1943. She died Jan. 10, 1991. He was self-employed as a truck driver. He taught himself to play the concertina and enjoyed playing at many weddings and parties.

He is survived by his children, Frances (William) Wald of Gilman, Elizabeth (Roger) Dvorak of Auburndale, Theresa (Dennis) Kelley of Fond du Lac, Katherine (the late George) Sheldon of Clearwater, Fla., Michael Weigel of Sheboygan, William (Rita) Weigel of Marshfield, Mary (Robert) Fure of Marshfield, Joseph (Roxanne) Weigel of Marshfield, Frank T. Weigel of Marshfield, Emmericka (Ronald) Sutton of Stratford, Julie (LeRoy) Ostricki of Stratford, Patricia (Pat) Varsho of Marshfield, James Weigel of Marshfield, Paul (Darylann) Weigel of Pittsville and John Weigel of Lindsay. He also is survived by 49 grandchildren and 56 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by a sister, Cora Sutton of Marshfield.

He was predeceased by his parents, his wife, a son, Richard, and a sister, Veronica Plath. Memorials may be designated in his name to St. John the Baptist Parish, Marshfield.


Thomas Weiland (1812? – 4 July 1871)
Source: Milwaukee Weekly Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Wis.) Wednesday, 12 July 1871

Thomas Weiland, for 20 years resident of Marathon County, died at Wausau, July 4th, aged 59.


Donald J. Weiler (20 July 1933 – 16 Sept. 2006)
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Monday, 18 Sept. 2006, page 2A; Lorraine Markee Collection; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Donald J. Weiler, 73, Athens, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, at his home, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

The funeral is at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Athens. Internment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Athens. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Peterson/Kramer Funeral Home, Athens, and again from 1 p.m. until service time Wednesday at the church. There will be a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Athens funeral home.

He was born July 20, 1933, in the town of Bern, son of the late Sebastian and Anna (Post) Weiler. On Dec. 5, 1951, he married Alice Kremsreiter.

For several years, Don worked construction, and later was self-employed as a logger.

Survivors include his wife, Alice; 10 children, Linda (Dennis) Kloth, Wausau, Bonnie (Terry) Leffel, Stratford, Richard (Jamie) Weiler, Fenwood, Donna Jean Weiler, Medford, Pamela Ann Weiler, Athens, Rita (David) Stevens, Athens, Calvin (Delene) Weiler, Medford, Gail M. Weiler, Wausau, Tammy Kay Weiler, Rib Lake, and Julie (Scott) Jensen, Athens; one daughter-in-law, Donalyn Weiler, Athens; 36 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and brothers and sisters, Elroy (Mary) Weiler, Abbotsford, Delores (Harold) Westfall, Athens, Shirley (Ron) Zenner, Athens, Patsy Poinowi, Athens, Anita (Leonard) Becker, Athens, Brenda (Dale) Dassow, Colorado, Diane Grosskreutz, Colorado, and Virgil (Judy) Weiler, Athens. He was preceded in death by two children, Allen Lee and Loralyn Weiler.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established.


Weiler, Dorothy E. (27 Dec. 1922 - 17 Jan. 2001)
Source: unknown

* Dorothy E. Weiler, 78, Windfall Hill Rd., Athens, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001 at St. Joseph Hospital, Marshfield.

The funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Athens.

The Rev. Charles J. Hiebl presided. Burial was in is the parish cemetery.

Visitation was held Thursday at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens, and against on Saturday until the time of the services at the church. A parish prayer service was held Thursday at the funeral home.

*** Note: Her date of birth is from the Social Security Death Index.


Weinke, Julius Ferdinand (28 Feb. 1880 – 28 Jan. 1962)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 1 Feb. 1962

* Julius Ferdinand Weinke of Milan died Sunday, Jan. 28. Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon, Feb. 1, at Peace Lutheran church, Rev. August Zalser officiating, and internment will be made in the parish cemetery.

The deceased was born in the town of Stettin February 28, 1880, and was married to Martha Wonderf in that town in 1903. They farmed in the town of Stettin until they moved onto a farm in the town of Johnson, Marathon county, in 1927. Since 1952, they lived with their children. The past four years, they lived with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Remus.

Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Sam (Erna) Remus of Athens, Mrs. Henry (Freida) Peter of Abbotsford and Mrs. Henry (Edith) Letman of Athens; two sons, Fred Weinke of Edgar and Alfred Weinke of Rib Lake; 16 grand children and 15 great grand children. Two brothers, Carl and August, preceded him in death.

The body will repose in the Lulloff Funeral Home until 11:00 A.M. February 1.


Weis, Artemis (12 Sept. 1915 – 3 Mar. 1960) 
Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 10 Mar. 1960 

* Mrs. Artemis Minnie Weis, 44, of Milan, died Thursday afternoon of complications at Memorial hospital, Wausau, after an illness of several months. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in Trinity Lutheran church, Spencer, with the Rev. W. R. Krueger officiating, and burial was made in the town of Holton cemetery. 

The former Artemis Freimund was born Sept. 12, 1915 in the town of Holton. She was married Nov. 18, 1937 at Marshfield to Anton Weis, from whom she was separated. 

Survivors include two daughters, Elsie and Margaret and two sons, Thomas and John, all at home; her mother, Mrs. Elsie Freimund, and two brothers, Darrel and Roland Freimund, all of Milan, and a sister, Mrs. Stahley Konkel, of Milwaukee. 


Weisbrod, Arnold M. (10 Dec. 1919 – 7 Feb. 2009)
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Sunday, 22 Feb. 2009

* Arnold (Arnie) M. Weisbrod, 89, passed away Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009.

He was born in the town of Hull on Dec. 10, 1919, the son of the late Joseph and Rosalia (nee: Suplicki) Weisbrod. On Sept. 25, 1943, in Racine, he married Wanda S. Czosnek. She passed away May 30, 1996.

He was a member of St. Lucy's Catholic Church, the City of Racine 20-Year Club and Local 67. He worked at Mound and Graceland cemeteries for 34 years, before retiring in 1982.

Surviving are his daughters, Marilyn Allen of Seattle, Wash., Shirley (Dale) Gayhart and Arlene (Gary) Minton all of Racine; grandchildren Gretchen Gayhart, Michael Allen, Gwen (Scott) Nelson, Russ Minton, Nick Allen and Heather Allen; great-grandchildren, Emma and Everett Nelson, brother Clarence (Ramona) Weisbrod of Stevens Point and sister-in-law, Theresa Weisbrod of Oak Lawn, Ill. Many dear nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends further survive him.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Sam Allen Jr.; brothers, Leo (Sohpie), Chet, Ed (Mary), Emeryk (Helen), and Joe (Mildred); sister, Monica (Tony) Formella and Alicia Weisbrod.

His funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Lucy's Catholic Church in Racine on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009. Interment followed in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials to St. Lucy's Church (3101 Drexel Ave. Racine WI 53403) in his name would be appreciated.


Weisenberger, Leander C. (21 Mar. 1918 – 18 Nov. 1996)
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) 20 Nov. 1996; Transcribed By: Sandra Wright --- Email: fool4him2@msn.com

Leander “Lee” C. Weisenberger, 78, of 613 S. Cherry Ave. died at St. Joseph’s Hospital Hospice Care Unit where he had been admitted on Sunday.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Faith Lutheran Church. The Rev. Gary Hedding, pastor, will officiate. Music will be provided by William Allen, soloist, and Maldon Plank, organist. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends and relatives following the memorial services at the church.

Hansen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Weisenberger was born March 21, 1918, in Marathon City, to Ferdinand and Elizabeth (Fochs) Weisenberger. He married Helen Osborne on Feb. 28, 1942 and she died two years after the marriage. He then married June Beseler on Aug. 3, 1946 at her parent’s home in Marshfield. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Aug. 3, 1996.

As a child he moved to Wausau with his parents. After his education, he was employed as a meat cutter in Tomahawk and Wausau. Following the death of his first wife, he moved to Marshfield and was employed by Felkers as a welder and layout man for 15 years. He then became a partner in Beseler Steel Products until his retirement. Following retirement, he owned and operated a camping and snowmobile shop in Marshfield until 1971. He and his wife traveled throughout the United States, spending their winters in the Southern states.

He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife, June Weisenberger of Marshfield; children, Nancy (Elmer) Martens of Hewitt, Ann (John) Weigel of Marshfield and Tom (Sharon) Weisenberger of Pardeeville; 10 grandchildren, Jeff (Irene) Martens of Wisconsin Rapids, Terry (Tom) Kongslien of Hewitt, Tammy (Tim) Burr of Wisconsin Rapids, Heidi Weigel, of Shawano, Scott, Chris, Curt and Corey Weigel, all of Marshfield, and Rebecca and Matthew Weisenberger of Pardeeville; six great-grandchildren, Amanda, Ashlyn, Ross, Tyler, April and Tiffany.

He was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Alex Weisenberger.

Memorials in his name may be designated to the family, who will establish a memorial at a later date.


Herman J. Weissenbeck (12 Dec. 1933 – 2 Nov. 2006)
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Saturday, 4 Nov. 2006; page 2A; Lorraine Markee collection, transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Herman J. Weissenbeck, 72, of M531 E. McMillan St., died at his home on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006.

Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, 2006, at St. John’s Catholic Church with Rev. Charles D. Stoetzel officiating. Suzanne Golden will be the organist along with St. John’s Church Funeral Choir.

Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery with relatives of the family serving as the pallbearers.

Visitations will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday at Rembs/Kundinger Funeral Home and again from 9:30 a.m. until service time Monday at the church. There will be a combined rosary service with the parish and the Knights of Columbus at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Herman was born on Dec. 12, 1933, to Frank and Hazel (Weigel) Weissenbeck in Marshfield. He was educated at St. John’s Parochial School, Columbus High School and attended Holy Cross Seminary for four years in La Crosse.

Herman was a dairy farmer in the town of McMillan for many years. He was a lay minister at St. John’s and also distributed Holy Communion to home-bound parish members.

Herman was a very religious person. His God and church were of utmost importance in his life. He loved nature and his farm animals, milking cows until 1999 and then raising dairy heifers. He was even attending them the morning God called him to eternal life.

His hobbies were carving, art works and painting. His hand-carved, life-size nativity set was admired by all who saw it, especially his family.

Herman was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, its Holy Name Society, a lector at church, former member of the parish council, Sacred Worship Committee and honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus.

Herman is survived by two sisters, Marge Bredl and Mary (Steve) Forst, both of Marshfield; and a sister-in-law, Thelma Weissenbeck of Milladore. He is further survived by six nephews and three nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Charles and John Weissenbeck.


Weix, Mathilda (23 Mar. 1874 – 16 Sept. 1957)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 19 Sept. 1957

* Mrs. John Weix, who had been in poor health the past several years, died Monday at 4:00 A.M. at her home in Colby at the age of 83 years. Funeral services are being held this Thursday morning at 9:30 A.M. at St. Mary’s Catholic church, Rev. John B. Pinion officiating, and burial well be made in the Colby cemetery.

Mrs. Weix, nee Mathilda Yahna, was born on March 23, 1874, at Waterton where she married John Weix on November 14, 1900. They farmed in the town of Hull, Marathon county, for 43 years after which they retired and moved to the city of Colby.

Survivors are her widower; one son, Marzell Weix of Dorchester; one daughter, Mrs. John (Delephine) Gries of Colby; a grand daughter, Mrs. Lester Miller of Abbotsford, and a great great son, Russell Miller. Eight brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

Mrs. Weix was well known for her friendly and kindly disposition and fine Christian character. Her many friends will always remember her for those splendid qualities.

Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 26 Sept. 1957

Funeral services for Mrs. John Weix, were held last Thursday morning at St. Mary’s Catholic church, Rev. John B. Pinion officiating, and internment was made in the Colby cemetery. Pall bearers were Emil Weix, Frank Weix, I. M. Firnstahl, Clarence Seibel and Chas. Howard.

Out of town people here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Marzell Weix of Dorchester, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Miller of Abbotsford, Mrs. John Budde, Barbara Budde, Lawrence Budde, Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin Roller, Lucie Haider, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pisczek of Beaver Dam, Mr. and Mrs. Al Schmidbauer, Mr. and Mrs. Linus Schraufnagel, Mrs. Linus Schraufnagel, Mrs. Linus Oechsner, Mrs. Phily Loegl of Mayville, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Schraufnagel, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Schraufnagel, Henry Schraufnagel of Glidden, Mrs. Walter Meitner, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Euper, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Peter Euper, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Seibel, Oscar Seibel, Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Pitterle, Mrs. Mike Barazo, John Roch, Mr. and Mrs. Tom McFarland, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Howard of Watertown, Mrs. Ray Barrett and Peter Barrett of Janesville, Mrs. Adolph Bartosch of Marshall, Mrs. Warren Wick, Mrs. Albert Lardman of Lorimore, N. Dak., Clara Bartik of Plainfield, Lona Firnstahl of Wausau, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Weix of Merrill, Ed Braun of Athens, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Weix, Jr., of Antigo, Mr. and Mrs. Ino Umhoefer of Marshfield, Mrs. Henry Maul of Owen, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Weix of Oconomowoc, Rev. George Budde and Felicia Stegman of Marytown, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Norman of Star Lake.


Weix, Michael (3 Apr. 1855 – 22 Apr. 1944)
Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Marathon County, Wis.) Friday, 28 Apr. 1944

Michael Weix Dies At Hospital Friday

Long Time Resident of Town of Hull and City of Colby; Formerly Partner in Meat Market in Colby.

* Michael Weix, aged 89 years, died at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield last Friday morning after having been a patient there for two days. Funeral services were held at St. Mary’s Catholic church in Colby Monday morning, with the Rev. L. J. Lang officiating, and internment was made in the Colby cemetery.

Mr. Weix, the oldest of 14 children, was born on April 3, 1855 in LeRoy, Wis. and came to the Colby vicinity at the age of 23. He was one of Colby’s first settlers and occupied a farm in the town of Hull. On August 9, 1880, he was married to Mary Ohlinger at LeRoy. They made their home on the farm until 1908 when he entered in a partnership with his brother, John, in a meat market for a few years. Since then he had made his home in the city of Colby. Mrs. Weix died on August 19, 1917. Surviving are one son, Rudolph J. Weix of Colby; three brothers, John and Lorenz of Colby and Xavier of Oconomowoc, one sister, Mrs. John Budde of Beaver Dam, and two grandchildren.

Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 27 Apr. 1944

* Michael Weix died Friday morning at 11:00 o’clock at the Marshfield hospital, where he had been a patient for several days, old age complications being the cause of his death. Funeral services were conducted Monday morning at the Lulloff Funeral Home where the body had been lying in state, and at St. Mary’s Catholic church in Colby. Internment was made in the Colby cemetery. Nephews of the deceased, sons of Mrs. John Budde, officiated and were Rev. George Budde of St. Peter’s parish of West Allis, Wis., celebrant; Rev. Gerard Budde of St. John’s parish of Clyman, Wis., deacon; Rev. John Budde of St. Killian’s parish of Hartford, Wis., sub deacon; Rev. Raymond Budde of St. Boniface parish of Milwaukee, master of ceremonies. Rev. L. J. Lang delivered the sermon. Nephews acted as pall bearers and were Emil Weix of Medford, Marzel Weix of Dorchester, Frank Schraufnagel of Abbotsford, I. M. Firnstahl, Raymond Weix and A. X. Umhoefer of Colby. The flowers were in charge of Patricia, Erma and Mary Weix and Marcia Gries.

Mr. Weix was the oldest of 14 children and was born in LeRoy, Wis., on April 8th, 1855, thus reaching the age of 89 years and 13 days. He came to this vicinity when 23 years of age and engaged in farming. He was one of the first settlers in the town of Hull. Two years later, on August 19, 1880, he was married to Mary Ohlinger at Lomira. They walked from Colby, with their belongings, out to their future home which was a crude log cabin of the pioneer days. As time went on, they gradually made improvements making a farm home which is now known as the Leonard Schraufnagel place. In 1904 Mr. Weix entered in partnership with his brother, John, in a meat market in Colby which they conducted for several years. Since then, he made his home in Colby. He was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic church and helped found the first church in Colby about 55 years ago. He also contributed to the second and third church buildings. Mrs. Weix died on August 19, 1916.

Surviving are one son, R. J. Weix of Colby; Xavier Weix of Oconomowoc, Wis., and Lawrence and John Weix of Colby; one sister, Mrs. John (Julia) Budde of Beaver Dam and two grand children.

Out of town people here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. John Budde and sons, Felix and Richard, of Beaver Dam, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Xavier Weix of Oconomowoc, John Maunt of Sun Prairie, Andrew Oeshnser, Sr., Andrew Oeshner, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. John Feucht, Martin Feucht and Mrs. Linus Schraufnagel, LeRoy, Mrs. Herbert Schauf and Mrs. Theophilus Misslich of Richland Center, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schraufnagel, Joe Schraufnagel And Henry Schraufnagel and sons, Basil, Jack and Virgil, all of Glidden, Wis., Mrs. Allie Schraufnagel and Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Grambort of Abbotsford, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bartik of Plainfield, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Umhoefer of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Braun of Athens, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Weix of Medford and Mr. and Mrs. Marzel Weix of Dorchester.


Weller Family Obituaries - Marathon County Wisconsin


Wellman Family Obituaries - Marathon County Wisconsin


Anna Wellnitz (15 Apr. 1895 – Mar. 1967)
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Monday, 11 Mar. 1967, page 8; Lorraine Markee Collection; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the United Church of Christ in Arpin with the Rev. James Zwerg officiating. Burial will be made in the Arpin cemetery.

The body will repose at the Hansen Funeral Home in Marshfield from noon Tuesday until 11 a.m. Wednesday, and then at the church.

The former Anna Ballas was born April 15, 1895, at Spencer, and received her education there. Her marriage to Charles Wellnitz, who preceded her in death Nov. 20, 1966, took place March 9, 1916, at Spencer.

After their marriage, the couple farmed in the Spencer area until 1939, and then in the Arpin area until their retirement in 1957. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on March 20, 1966.

Mrs. Wellnitz was a member of the United Church of Christ at Arpin.

Survivors are three sons, Theodore, Vesper; Roy and Donald, Arpin; three brothers, John, Julius and Ferdinand Ballas, Neenah, and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons and three brothers.


Welzien, Jerome (24 Sept. 1919 - 7 Aug. 2001)
Source: unknown

* Jerome Welzien, 81, Athens, formerly of Grafton died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001 at his home.

Memorial services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11 at Peterson/ Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens. The Rev. Charles Hiebl presided. Burial took place in Calvary Cemetery.

*** Note: His date of birth is from the Social Security Death Index.


Wendell, G. Mrs. (? – 1892)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 5 May 1892

* Mrs. G. Wendell, of Spencer, died last week, loved by her friends, respected by her acquaintances and sincerely mourned by all. The deceased was a sister of Mrs. Fred Straub, of the town of Hull.


Wenzel, Mildred A. (16 Aug. 1925 – 14 Mar. 2009)
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Sunday, 15 Mar. 2009

* Mildred A. Wenzel, 83, Stratford, died Saturday, March 14, 2009, at Mount View Care Center, Wausau.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Stratford. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Sauter/Rembs Funeral Home, Stratford, and again from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church. A combined parish and Parish Council of Catholic Women rosary service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Monday, 16 Mar. 2009

STRATFORD -- Mildred A. Wenzel, 83, of Stratford, died Saturday, March 14, 2009, at Mount View Care Center, in Wausau.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, in Stratford. Rev. Thomas Rudolph will officiate and music will be provided by St. Joseph's Resurrection Choir. Burial will take place in St. Joseph's Cemetery, town of Eau Pleine.

Serving as pallbearers will be godchildren Dennis Frodl, Richard Smith, Lou Ann Meyer, Leon Wenzel, Brian Bloczynski and Kevin Kurtzweil. The visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4 pm. to 8 p.m. at Sauter/Rembs Funeral Home, in Stratford, and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time at St. Joseph's Church. A combined parish and Parish Council of Catholic Women rosary service will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Wenzel was born Aug. 16, 1925, in the town of Emmet, Marathon County, to Jacob and Mary Ellen (Handrick) Kurtzweil. She was a graduate of St. Robert's Parochial School, Halder, and Stratford High School. She and Leo J. Wenzel were married Aug. 8, 1945, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Halder. He died Dec. 6, 1994.

Mildred is survived by her children, John (Janice) Wenzel of Rice Lake, Donna (Gerry) Leffel of Wausau, and Jerry Wenzel of Stratford. She is also survived by two granddaughters and three great-grandchildren, Traci Wenzel and her son Jacob and Jennifer (Brian) Rohlick and their children, Brittney and Brendan.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, two sons, James and David Wenzel, and brothers, Jacob "Earl" Kurtzweil, Francis "Allen" Kurtzweil, and Norbert Kurtzweil and a sister, Glendene Bloczynski.


Werner, Della (19 Feb. 1889 – 22 Aug. 1953)
Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 27 Aug. 1953

* Funeral services for Mrs. Matt Werner, 64, who died Saturday, were held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Bernard’s Catholic church. The Rev. Raymond Schulz officiated at the requiem high mass. Internment was made in the Abbotsford cemetery.

The pallbearers were Elmer Leichtnam, Leonard Riehle, Archie Melvin, Brice Bender, Peter Stszesynski, and Frank Wogernese.

The floral tributes were carried by Miss Judy Leichtnam and Mmes. Clem Keller, Leonard Riehle, Archie Melvin, and Elmer Leichtnam.

Relatives and friends attending the funeral were from Seymour, Green Bay, Milan, Colby, and Abbotsford.

Mrs. Werner was born Della Ducat, Feb. 19, 1889, at Dykesville, Wis. In 1924, she was married at Appleton, to Matt Werner. About 15 years ago, they moved to this community and farmed. Their present farm is in the town of Hull, east on Highway 29.

Mrs. Werner suffered a stroke two months ago and was hospitalized at Marshfield. A week ago, Saturday, she was taken to Wisconsin General hospital, Madison, where she died Saturday.

She is survived by her husband; one son, Lenard, at home. There are four sisters, Mrs. Elmo Muford, Nato, Mich., Mrs. Rose Rankin and Mrs. Steven Bader, a twin sister of the deceased, of Green Bay, and Mrs. Arnie Routhieaux, of Dykesville; and two brothers, Joe Ducat, Kimberly, and Victor Ducat, Green Bay.

Mrs. Werner was a faithful member of the Catholic church and her many friends will remember her as one who always endeavored to live according to


Edward Werner (1877? – 6 Nov. 1957)
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Tuesday, 12 Nov. 1957; contributed by Lorraine Markee; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

STRATFORD – Funeral rites for Edward Werner, 80 who died Nov. 6, were held Saturday afternoon at Zion Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Carl Schulte officiating. Burial was made in St. John’s American Lutheran Church cemetery in the town of Wien.

Flower girls were Mrs. Carl Borchert and Mrs. Walter Laabs; honorary flower girls were Mrs. Hubert Werner, Mrs. Eldrid Krahn, Mrs. Frederick Werner, Mrs. Clarence Poeske and Mrs. Walter Ramoke.


Werner, John (1854? – 8 Sept. 1921)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 22 Sept. 1921

* John Werner passed away last Thursday, Sept. 8, at his home at Medford after a long lingering illness with cancer. He was sixty-seven years old and is survived by his wife and seven children. Funeral services will take place at Marathon Monday. The deceased is well known in this community where he lived on his farm about five miles south of Marathon on Range Line. He served as sheriff of Marathon county for one term. The sympathies of their numerous old friends and neighbors at Marathon are extended to the bereaved family.

--Marathon Times

Mr. Werner was proprietor of the old Commercial hotel here several years ago, having purchased the same from N. J. White. During the time of his residence in Colby he made many friends who will regret to learn of his death.


William Werner (? – Dec. 1901)
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, Wis.) Thursday, 20 Mar. 1902; transcribed by FoFG mz

Mosinee, Wis., March 19. – A letter received by Fred Werner announces the death of his son William in the Philippines last December.


Werth, William (28 Aug. 1866 – 23 Dec. 1936)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 24 Dec. 1936

* Mr. Werth, who had been occupying rooms in the Dehne residence just east of the North Side Filling station, passed away Wednesday. The body was taken to the Lulloff funeral parlors but as yet no funeral arrangements were made.

Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 31 Dec. 1936

Funeral services for Wm. Werth, who died of heart trouble in Colby Wednesday, Dec. 23, were held at St. Peters Lutheran church at McMillan at 12:45 Saturday, Rev. G. C. Bast officiating, and internment was made in the parish cemetery at McMillan. The pall bearers were Charlie Grambow, Charlie Luchterhand, August Luchterhand, Gust Lews, Emil Schallock and John Schallow. Flower girls were Evelyn Schiller, Dorothy Schiller, Ella Hass and Esther Weber.

The deceased was born in Germany Aug. 28, 1866, thus reaching the age of seventy years, three months and twenty-five days. He came to the United States when seventeen years of age and lived at Oconto for seventeen years where he was married to Miss Minnie Lillge April 5, 1888, to which union eleven children were born, six of whom are still living. Seventeen years ago they moved to McMillan and five years ago to Colby. Mr. Werth had been engaged in farming until two months ago and had not been ill previous to his death.

He is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. Max Schiller of Pittsville, Mrs. Carl Meinke of Unity, Mrs. Wm. Weber of McMillan, Wm. Werth of Colby, Elmer Werth of Colby and Reinhold Werth of Marshfield. Also four brothers and a sister – Charles Werth, Ernest Werth and Louis Werth of Oconto, Paul Werth of Newald, Wis., and Mrs. Bertha Pahl of Oconto. Four children died in infancy and one died three years ago at the age of thirty-six. There are twenty-two grand children and six great grand children.

Out of town people here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Otto Palege and Mrs. Victor Westermeyer of Tomahawk, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Lillage, Mrs. Ella Lenz, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Ashebrook of Wausau, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lillege, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lillge, Mrs. Henry Ashbrenner and Emma Ewert of Stratford, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Gliesner of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Yost and Mr. and Mrs. Christ Yost of Arpin, Mr. and Mrs. Max Schiller and family, Mr. and Mrs. August Thrunchinski and son, Raymond of Pittsville, Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Werth of Marshfield, Ernest Werth, Charlie Werth, Louis Werth of Oconto, Paul Werth of Newald, Mrs. Lillie Krueger of Wausau.

The deceased was a good Christian and an industrious farmer. He was well known in the town of McMillan and friends there also were sorry to hear of his sudden death.


Wescott Family Obituaries - Marathon County Wisconsin


Joseph Wesolowski (30 Sept. 1929 – 1 Oct. 1992)
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Friday, 2 Oct. 1992; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

EDGAR – Joseph Wesolowski, 63, formerly of Edgar, died Thursday in West Bend.

Arrangements are pending at Kraemer Funeral Home, Edgar.
*** Note: His date of birth is from the Social Security Death Index.


West, Charles (1873 – Dec. 1944)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 4 Jan. 1945

* Funeral services for Charles West, who died at the Marathon county Hospital at the age of 71 years of old age complications were held last Thursday afternoon at the Zink Funeral Home at Abbotsford, Rev. Geo. E. Griffiths, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating. Pall bearers were Henry Duellman, Adolph Kalepp, Al Hunt, Art Scheibe, Wesley Kauffman and Joseph Moore. Burial was made in the Abbotsford cemetery.

The deceased is survived by a brother, Ed West, of Harve, Mont.


Westberg, Andrew (4 Apr. 1882 – 8 Sept. 1936)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 17 Sept. 1936

* Impressive funeral services were held at the Trinity Lutheran church at Unity Friday afternoon, Sept. 11th, Rev. J. A. Olson officiating, for Andrew Westberg who passed away after being in poor health for nearly a year. Internment followed in the parish cemetery. Pall bearers were Otto Baumgart, Henry Wilkening, Otto Kueschling, John Schonneman, Anton Korntved and Peter Korntved. Those in charge of the flowers were Verna and Norma Schonneman, Louise Greterson, Audrey Williamson, Marjorie Hudson, Virginia Purkis, Emley Winkler and Merle Korntved.

The deceased was born in Sweden April 4th, 1882, and emigrated to the United States in 1904, living several years at Galva, Ill. He came to the town of Colby in 1909 and was married to Miss Anna Marie Williamson in 1911. He followed the carpenter trade a number of years and operated the present farm for about ten years.

He is survived by his widow and four children, namely: Orville, Erland, Harold and Dolores.


Clara Westberg (9 May 1917 – 26 May 2011)
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) 28 May 2011; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Clara Westberg, 94, formerly of Colby, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2011, at Golden Living Center-Three Oaks in Marshfield under the tender care of hospice.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity. The Rev. Al Houts will officiate. Burial will be held in the church cemetery. A time of visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of services Tuesday at the church. Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home in Spencer is serving the family.

Clara was born May 9, 1917, the daughter of Frank and Emma (Krumm) Ladwig in Sarona, Wis. She started her education in Thorp and graduated from Colby High School in 1935. Clara then attended Teachers College in Stevens Point and graduated in 1937. She taught rural school for four years. Clara was united in marriage to Orville Westberg on Dec. 29, 1941, in Yuma, Ariz. He preceded her in death Nov. 6, 2007.

Clara and Orville farmed most of their lives in rural Colby, with Clara working several places, retiring from Land O' Lakes in Spencer. After retiring to Florida for 15 years, they moved back to Spencer.

She enjoyed reading, playing cards and doing latch hook. Clara was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity.

Clara is survived by four sons, Eldon (Kay), Phillips, Larry (Carol), Milton, Randy (Dana), Green Bay, and Rick (Myra), Unity; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Emma, her husband, Orville, two sisters, Luella Krauter and Lila Anderson, and a brother, Edward Ladwig.


Orville Westberg (26 Oct. 1915 – 6 Nov. 2007)
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Thursday, 8 Nov. 2007; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

UNITY -- Orville Westberg, 92, of Marshfield, formerly of the Colby area, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, at Three Oaks in Marshfield.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Unity. Inurnment will be in Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, Unity. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until service time Friday at the church.

Maurina/Community Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Orville was born Oct. 26, 1915, in Unity, to Andrew and Annie (Williamson) Westberg. He and Clara Ladwig were married Dec. 29, 1941, in Yuma, Ariz. He farmed most of his life in the Colby area and worked for Modern Sleep, Weyerhaeuser and Berg Equipment. They moved to Florida for 15 years and moved back to Spencer, then to Angelus in Marshfield and then Three Oaks.

Orville is survived by his wife Clara of Three Oaks; his children, Eldon (Kay) Westberg, Phillips, Larry (Carol) Westberg, Milton, Randy ((Dana) Westberg, Green Bay, and Rick (Myra) Westberg, Unity; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; one sister, Delores Bruezewitz, Marshfield; and one brother, Harold, of Oregon.


Wester, Stanley Eric (25 Mar. 1938 – 2 Aug. 2008)
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Tuesday, 23 Sept. 2008

* SPENCER -- Stanley Eric Wester, 70, of Spencer died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, in the Critical Care Unit of Saint Joseph's Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Spencer.

Hansen Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Stanley was born March 25, 1938, in Floodwood, Minn., a son of Eric and Mabel (Frisby) Wester. He married Patricia Brown on Sept. 8, 1958, in Paoli, Ind. Stanley was a successful entrepreneur in energy research and the restaurant business for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia, Spencer; two sons, Bradley (Debra) Wester, Buffalo, Minn., and David (Tonja) Wester, Spencer; and his mother, Mabel Wester. Stanley is also survived by seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two sisters, Carol Jean and Lanny, both of Tennessee.


Westphal, August (25 July 1866 – 4 Feb. 1958) 
Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 13 Feb. 1958 

* Funeral services for August Westphal, 91, who died Feb. 4, were held at Milan Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the Bethlehem Lutheran church, with the Rev. Frederick Kemphert officiating. Burial was made in the town of Holton cemetery. 

Pallbearers were Frank Baronsky, Albert and Otto Hackel, Ben Graffunder, Ed McKee, and Reinhold Schaefer. 

August Westphal was born in Germany, July 25, 1866, and came to the town of Holton when he was 17 years old. He worked in the woods and then operated a farm until 19 years ago. He and Mrs. Westphal lived in Milan for seven years and then went to the Marathon County Home for the Aged at Wausau. Mrs. Westphal died there in 1952 and Mr. Westphal’s death also occurred there following a lingering illness. 

Surviving him are two sons, Otto, of Philadelphia; Edward, Milan; a daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Frieda) Topor, Chicago. One sister, Mrs. Emma Notbohm, of Owen, and seven grand children also survive. 

 

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