Bokath, Lela 1917-2009
Former Rib Lake resident Lela F. Bokath, 91, Marshfield, passed away Thursday, March 19 at Marshfield Care Center. A
Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, March 23 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake, with Father Otto Bucher
officiating. Interment was at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake. Pallbearers were Chuck Bokath, Brett Bokath, Dustin Bokath,
Joe Tomandl, Mike Tomandl and Sam Tomandl. Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake
assisted the family with arrangements.
The former Lela Huber was born June 28, 1917 in Duluth, Minn., the daughter of the late Otto and Mae (Dutcher) Huber.
The family moved to Medford during her childhood years and she attended Medford area schools.
On April 17, 1941 in Medford, Lela was united in marriage to Verl Arthur Bokath, who preceded her in death. They made
their home in Rib Lake. Prior to her marriage, Lela had been employed at the Medford Hospital, and after had been employed
at the Rib Lake Cheese Factory for several years.
Lela was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church and the Lehman-Clendenning American Legion Auxiliary of Rib Lake. She
had been a member of the Christian Mothers, a leader for several years for the Rib Lake Lucky Lakers 4-H Club and was
past secretary and treasurer of the Lakeview Cemetery Association. Lela enjoyed arts and crafts, sewing, baking and
fishing.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, James Bokath; a daughter, Cheryl Herrmann;
two daughters-in-law, Diane Bokath and Lori Bokath; and two sisters and four brothers-in-law, Leona (Joe) Tomandl, Pearl
(Jack) Dawson, Mark Werner and Dick Steffen.
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Bolstad, Harvey 1931-2009
Harvey Bolstad, age 77, of Gilman, passed away at his home on Monday, April 27, 2009. Services will be held on Thursday,
April 30 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Yellow River, with Pastors Howard and Bonnie Weber officiating.
Burial will follow in the Yellow River Cemetery with military honors by the Gilman American Legion Post 359. Plombon
Funeral Service of Gilman assisted the family with arrangements.
Harvey was born in Gilman on June 10, 1931 to the late Norman and Bernice (Wells) Bolstad. He grew up in the area attending
Elder Valley Grade School and Gilman High School. Later he served in the Army from 1953 to 1956 in the Korean Conflict.
After his discharge, he worked as an over the road truck driver. On September 18, 1965, he was united in marriage to
Carol Jean Berge at Glen Flora Lutheran Church. After their marriage they lived and farmed in the Town of Aurora. Harvey
enjoyed woodworking and his specialty was clock making. He also enjoyed sharing his skills with young people being a 4-H
project leader and making many items for numerous projects.
He is preceded in death by his parents Norman and Bernice Bolstad; and one sister, Mina Lee.
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Bonde, Phillip
PHILLIP BONDE, 82, BURIED THIS WEEK - Monday,September 13, 1962
Phillip Bonde, 82, resident of the Rib Lake rural area for nearly 60 years, died Monday evening at the Sacred Heart Hospital. Mr. Bonde was
born at Manitowoc on Dec. 1, 1879, and came to the Rib Lake area in 1903, to work at the sawmill, where he was a filer. He was also an
operator of an early threshing rig, and at one time had a dance and picnic pavillion at his farm on Highway 102 northeast of the village. He had
also operated a custom saw rig. He was married to Miss Elizabeth Stirn Oct. 7, 1907, and they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in
1957. Surviving are the widow; 4 daughters; Catherine, Mrs. Peter B. Kauer, Rib Lake; Isabel, Mrs. Anton J. Kauer, Rib Lake; Marie,
Mrs. Mike Eichhorn, Daggett, Michigan; Agnes Bonde, at home; 3 sons; John Bonde, at home; Andrew Bonde, Brookings, Oregon, and
Isadore Bonde, Route 1.
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Boor, Thomas 1946-2007
Thomas "Tom" J. Boor, 60, Stetsonville, died Thursday, July 19 at his home.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 23 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford.
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Bormann, Elaine 1920-2008
Elaine M. Bormann, 88, Medford, died Friday, Sept. 26 at Memorial Nursing Home in Medford, where she had resided the past year. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 30 at St. Paul's Lutheran
Church in Medford, with Pastor Peter Warmanen officiating. Interment was at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II. Pallbearers were Tyler Bormann, Luke Petersen, Rod and Steven Premeau, Tom Fronk and Marty Cipar.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford assisted the family with arrangements.
The former Elaine Krueger was born January 28, 1920 in Detroit, Mich., to the late Arthur and Olga (Kissman) Krueger. She attended Medford area elementary schools and was a graduate of Medford High School.
On June 17, 1946 in Iowa she married Melvin "Mac" W. Bormann, who preceded her in death on June 19, 1980. She worked most of her life as a homemaker and mother, and also at Highway Cleaners in Medford and Hurd Millwork in Medford until her retirement.
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church where she was a choir member for over 50 years, and a past member of Medford VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed growing plants, especially violets, and also embroidery work.
Survivors include a son, Danny of Medford; five daughters, Patsy (Lee) Paustenbach, Becky Petersen, Sue (John) Winter and Julie (Sam) Scott, all of Medford, and Mary Lynn (Michael) Premeau of Norwalk; two sisters, Elsie (Vic) Zirngible of Medford and Carol ("Hank") Spencer of Crandon; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Joey Paustenbach in 1994; nine brothers and sisters, Lester, Dick, Bob, Don, Julia Krueger, Wanda Foss, Mary Bracker, and Leslie and Ardis Krueger in infancy; and a son-in-law, Jerry Petersen in 2001.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in her name to St. Paul's Lutheran Church building fund. [The Star News, Medford, Wis., October 2, 2008]
 
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Bormann, Roy 1927-2009
Roy E. Bormann, 81, Alexandria, Ind., died Thursday, June 18 at St. Johns Health System in Anderson, Ind. A Mass of
Christian Burial was held Tuesday, June 23 at the Church of St. Mary in Alexandria, with Father Paul Cochran officiating.
Interment will be at a later date. Whetsel Funeral Service of Alexandria assisted the family with arrangements.
Roy Bormann was born October 13, 1927 in Medford to the late Edward and Clara (Tippellt) Bormann.
On November 24, 1951, he married Bernice Lukewich, who survives. He served in the United States Army during World
War II, and retired as a supervisor from Weather Shield. He was a member of the Church of St. Mary, Knights of
Columbus Council 563 and Anderson and Alexander Bright Post 87 of the American Legion of Alexandria.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jim; and five siblings.
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Bosse, Carl Sr.
(1943-2004)
Medford native Carl A. "Bud" Bosse Sr., 61, Crivitz, died Monday, March 22. Funeral services were Thursday, March 25
at the Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory in De Pere, with Rev. Mark Hannemann officiating.
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Bowen, Sherin 1938-2008
Sherin Rose Bowen, 71, Stevens Point, passed into eternity late Friday, March 20, 2009 at St. Luke's Hospital in
Milwaukee, following a head injury sustained in Managua, Nicaragua, five days previous.
Sherin was born February 28, 1938 in Medford to Arthur and June Schneider. Following her father's untimely death, her
mother June married Herman Lemke. She attended the one room Thielke School and graduated from Medford High School in
1956, after which she was employed by Rural Farm Insurance in Madison.
She married Robert Orville Bowen, Curtiss, on December 29, 1956 in Medford and they resided in Madison until Robert's
graduation from UW-Madison in 1958. They subsequently moved to Milwaukee where her husband taught at Granville-Brown Deer
High School. In 1966 Sherin, Bob and their three young children moved to Stevens Point and became a part of the
UW-Stevens Point community. Over a period of nearly two decades Sherin devoted herself to raising four children,
Robert Jr., Bryan, Elizabeth and Amy. From 1969 to 1971 the family resided in Bloomington, Ind., where her husband
attended graduate school and Sherin embarked on a fiber (knitting etc.) teaching career that has remained her
lifelong passion and also provided financial support to the "student based" family. In 1971, Sherin and her family
returned to Stevens Point where Robert assumed a professorship in Health Education at UWSP. Throughout this
time she and her husband Bob were active members of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. In 1973 the family settled at
what would become known as Rocky Ridge Farm on North Second Drive, a place that provided an expression for her many
creative interests including picture framing, 4-H leadership, raising sheep and spinning, weaving and knitting. After
graduating from the Wisconsin Rural Leadership Program she traveled to China, which gave her a new vision for
international development. She and her husband Bob later led and coordinated Semester Abroad Programs for students at
UWSP. She also led a rotary leadership tour to Argentina. These experiences inspired her to pursue a bachelor's degree
in international development that she received in 1991. She assumed the executive director position with Wisconsin
Nicaragua Partners (WNP) in 1992. She brought organization, passion and volunteer involvement to the organization over
the next 15 years; encouraging the development of over 100 Nicaraguan learning centers. In 2001 she received the UWSP
Distinguished Alumni Award for her significant international development achievements. In 2005 she attempted semi
retirement to pursue knitting and the development of the family retreat on Lake Esadore near Medford. Even though
retired, she continued to play an active role in WNP assisting her daughter, Amy, who is the current program
director. To the very end she gave so much of herself to others whether it was to her family or the people of
Nicaragua who she loved so dearly.
Visitation will be at Woodlands Church Chapel on Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 2 to 3. A memorial
service will be held Saturday, March 27 at 3 p.m. at Woodlands Church in Plover.
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Boxrucker, Lawrence 1917-1941
Lawrence A. Boxrucker, formerly of Dorchester, died December 7, 1941 in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. His repatriated remains will finally be laid to rest on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008 at 11 a.m. in the Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Benjamin Franklin will conduct the committal services at the cemetery on Saturday.
Lawrence was born November 10, 1917 in the Town of Little Black in Taylor County to John and Mary (Pueschner) Boxrucker. He attended Liberty country school in the town of Little Black until the eighth grade. After that, Lawrence worked at various farms in the area. Later he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps at Jump River and Rhinelander. Lawrence and his twin brother, Louis, headed west to Oregon in order to find work. No work was to be found, so they traveled to San Francisco, Calif., where Lawrence and his brother joined the Navy in 1940. Lawrence and his brother were assigned to different positions in the Navy. Lawrence was stationed on the USS Oklahoma as a Fireman 2nd Class. The USS Oklahoma was part of the United States Pacific Fleet based at Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu, Territory of Hawaii. On December 7, 1941 a fleet of Japanese carriers launched an air strike against the Pacific Fleet. Lawrence, along with 428 other sailors on board the USS Oklahoma, died that day.
Lawrence is survived by two brothers, Louis (Hilda) Boxrucker of Dorchester and Arthur (Celine) Boxrucker of Prairie du Chien. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Lawrence's parents and his sister Helen Langteau are deceased.
Local veterans organizations wishing to attend the committal services at Dorchester Memorial Cemetery and pay their respects to their fallen comrade should contact Ken Patterson of the Boxrucker-Berry American Legion Post. No. 519 of Stetsonville for further information.
Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. [The Star News, Medford, Wis., September 4, 2008]
 
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Boxrucker, Louis 1917-2009
Louis R. Boxrucker, age 91, of Dorchester, died Thursday, May 28, 2009 at Memorial Health Center Hospital in Medford. A
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, June 1, 2009 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester, with Rev.
Benjamin Franklin officiating. Interment was at Dorchester Memorial Cemetery with military rites conducted by
Boxrucker-Berry American Legion Post 519 of Stetsonville.
Louis was born November 10, 1917 in the Town of Little Black in Taylor County, the son of John and Mary (Pueschner)
Boxrucker. Louis went to school at Liberty grade school in Little Black, and attended one year at St. Louis Parochial
School in Dorchester. In 1940 he joined the United States Navy for what Louis called a six year "hitch." He was
assigned to a Navy Air Patrol Squadron stationed in Bermuda but traveled to many parts of the world during his military
service. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1946 as a Chief Petty Officer. He returned to his parents' farm to
help them and later spent two years in North Dakota as a welder. On November 24, 1948, Louis was united in holy
matrimony to Hilda Wilke at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. In 1950, Louis bought the farm from his parents and
continued to farm for 30 years. Louis enjoyed fishing, traveling in the United States and Canada and playing cards.
Louis was in many ways self-taught because of his love of books and reading. He was a member of St. Louis Catholic
Church in Dorchester, the Boxrucker-Berry American Legion Post 519 of Stetsonville and was a former officer of the
Catholic Family Insurance Co.
He is predeceased by his parents; a son, Thomas; a sister, Helen Langteau; and his twin brother, Lawrence Boxrucker.
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Brahmer, Virginia
Former Medford resident Virginia (Klemm) Brahmer, died Sunday, March 5, 2006 at Lakeside, Ariz.
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Brandner, Shelby 1937-2008
Shelby J. Brandner, 71, Medford, died Thursday, Oct. 2 at her home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 7 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, with Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin officiating. Cremainal inurnment will take place at a later date in Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake. Pallbearers were her grandchildren, Brandon Brandner, Lindsey Musch, Lucas and Matthew Lekie, Logan Wright, Alec and Carly Waldhart, Parker Alsteens, Austin Waldhart and Jaeden Brandner.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford assisted the family with arrangements.
The former Shelby Vlach was born August 4, 1937 in Rib Lake to Frederick and Erma Vlach. She attended Rib Lake area schools and was a graduate of Rib Lake High School. After high school she worked at Allen-Bradley in Milwaukee for about five years.
On September 14, 1957 in Rib Lake, she married Jerry R. Brandner, who survives. They moved to the Medford area.
She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She enjoyed watching the Packers and Brewers, flowers, dancing, country music, and always enjoyed making the holidays special.
In addition to her husband, survivors include her mother, Erma of Rib Lake; four daughters, Cheryl Wright, Cynthia (Roger) Dray and Colleen (Todd) Waldhart, all of Medford, and Susette (Bill) Alsteens of Oregon; two sons, Dave (Kris) and Todd (Marlene), both of Medford; two sisters, Janet Kane of Greendale and Diane (Gene) Zabrowski of Milwaukee; and 10 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father; a daughter, Sharron M. Brandner on March 8, 2000; and a sister, Carol Vlach in 2001.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in her name be made to Holy Rosary Catholic School. [The Star News, Medford, Wis., October 9, 2008]
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Brede, Milan 1933-2009
Milan "Poppy" "Smiley" G. Brede, 75, Medford, died Sunday, March 8 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past
five days. Memorial services will be held Friday, March 20 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Medford, with Rev. Peter Warmanen
officiating, and full military honors performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team. Cremainal inurnment will take place in the spring in
Medford Evergreen Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford assisted the family
with arrangements.
Milan Brede was born August 1, 1933 in Medford to the late Frederick A. and Alda N. (Miller) Brede. He attended Medford and Merrill area
schools. He married Susan Tarter and they later divorced. He then married Gerda Schmidt and they also later divorced. He served in the United
States Air Force and was stationed in Alaska. After the service, he moved to Florida where he was an in-home caregiver, and had many other
jobs while living there. He also worked in the Menasha/Neenah area as a screed operator for a blacktop company. He was a past member of
St. Paul's Lutheran Church. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ricky; two sisters, Shirley Ann in infancy and Barbara Siewert in 2008; and a
brother, Raymond Brede in 2008.
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Brinkmeyer. Catherine 1947-2009
Catherine Brinkmeyer, age 61, of Gilman, passed away unexpectedly in Maquoketa, Iowa, on Saturday, March 7, 2009. Services will be held
Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 7 p.m. at the Gilman Funeral Home. Friends and family may call one hour prior to service time. Plombon Funeral
Service is assisting the family with arrangements. Catherine was born August 13, 1947 in American Falls, Idaho, the daughter of Edward and
Gertrude (Hornbacker) Bucholtz. She grew up and attended school in Avon, S.D. On December 5, 1969 she was united in marriage to Robert
Brinkmeyer in West Bend. They resided in West Bend for a short time, then moved to South Dakota, and for the last 26 years have been farming
and residing in Gilman. Catherine enjoyed doing crafts, especially ceramics, helping with the farm work and transporting the Amish residents from
around the community. She was preceded in death by her father.
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Brink, Ronald
(1937-2004)
Ronald H. Brink, 66, Medford, died at his home on Friday, March 12 under hospice care. Funeral services were Wednesday,
March 17 at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Medford, with Rev. John Melke officiating. Burial took place in Medford
Evergreen Cemetery II.
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Brown-Bergeson, Elisabeth
(1946-2004)
Elizabeth Irene Brown-Bergeson, 57, Rib Lake, died Thursday, March 4 at the Rib Lake Health Care Center. Funeral services were
Saturday, March 6 at Ogema Baptist Church, with Rev. David Root officiating. Burial was in Garden of Memories, Town of Hill, Price
County. Pallbearers were Curt Dallaire, Ray Ploof, Daniel Swan, Tyler Bergeson, Caleb and Peter Anderson.
Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Home of Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.
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Brown, Catherine 1910-2008
Catherine A. Brown, 98, Crofton, Md., died Friday, Sept. 5 at Sacred Heart Home in Hyattsville, Md., of natural causes. A memorial service will be held in Waukesha at a later date.
 The former Catherine Gengler was born February 7, 1910 in Medford to the late Anton and Kate (Bodewin) Gengler. She was the oldest of seven children. In 1928 she worked as a domestic in Milwaukee.
She returned to Medford and in 1935 married Joseph "Joe" Neder, who preceded her in death. In 1954, she moved with four of her children to Mooseheart, Ill., where she lived and worked for nine years until her marriage to Martin Brown, who preceded her in death, in 1963. She lived in West Chicago, Ill., until 1988 then moved to Crofton to be near her children and grandchildren.
 She enjoyed spoiling grandchildren, playing cards, traveling and visiting with family and friends, and was active in a prayer group at her church. She admired Mother Teresa of Calcutta and read about her life and missionary work.
 Survivors include her children, David of Wisconsin, Ronald and Charles of California, Mary (Lindsay) Ervin of Maryland and Paul (Karen) of Illinois; a brother Eugene of Wisconsin; a sister, Isabel Sigmund of Wisconsin; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
 In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Theresa Zeman and Dolores Sigmund; two brothers, Anthony and Matthew; a grandson, Christopher Neder; and a daughter-in-law, Mary Neder. [The Star News, Medford, Wis., October 30, 2008]
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Bruegl, Vernon 1920-2009
Vernon "Murph" Herbert Bruegl, 89, Rib Lake, died Sunday, Aug. 23 at Golden LivingCenter in Rib Lake. A Mass of Christian Burial was held
Thursday, Aug. 27 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake, with Father Otto Bucher officiating. Interment with full military honors presented
by the Lehman-Clendenning American Legion Post and the Premeau-Schauss VFW Post was at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake. Pallbearers were
Paul Yanko, Jeff Yanko, Brian Denzine, Cole Denzine, Jamie Malson and Joe Kathrein. Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake
assisted the family with arrangements. Vernon Bruegl was born May 3, 1920 in Medford to the late Louis and Alice (Cullen) Bruegl. He attended
Medford area schools and was a 1940 graduate of Medford High School. He worked for the Oconomowoc Canning Company, then served during
World War II in the United States Army Air Force from March 3, 1942 to July 2, 1945, serving in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater.
He also served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. On April 24, 1948 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Rib Lake, he married Kathryn Louise Daus,
who preceded him in death in 2003. He was employed for 36 years as a lineman with Northern States Power Co. in Rib Lake and Phillips. He was a
member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Lehman-Clendennig American Legion Post No. 274 where he had been past commander and a member
of the firing squad, Premeau-Schauss VFW Post No. 7817 of Westboro, Lakeview Cemetery Board, charter member of Rib Lake Lions, and past
member of Phillips and Rib Lake Fire Departments, Knights of Columbus in Phillips and past village trustee for Rib Lake. He enjoyed woodworking,
gardening, spending time with his family, watching baseball on TV and watching the Interwald Woodticks baseball team as well as the Rib Lake High
School and Dairyland baseball teams. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Beth Bruegl in 1974; six sisters,
Dolores (Walter) Kuenne, Evalyn (Orval) Powell, Norma (Leroy) Lorbeski, Doris (Chuck) Papes, Mary Bruegl in infancy, Joyce (Patrick) Bradley and
Dort Layton; two brothers, Lawrence (Kaye) and Bob; and two sisters-in-law, Jean Bruegl and Olga Bruegl.
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Brunner, Wilfred 1918-2000
Wilfred F. Brunner, 82, Medford, died Saturday, Dec. 2 at his home in the Town of Molitor. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at
St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Medford, with Rev. Roy D. Williams officiating. Burial took place at Molitor Catholic Cemetery in the Town of Molitor.
Hemer Funeral Home of Medford assisted the family with arrangements.
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Budzinski, Stanley R.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning at SS Peter and Paul Catholic church, Gilman, for Stanley Robert Budzinski, 77 year old
Gilman resident who died Sunday morning at Victory Memorial hospital, Stanley. Rev. Frederick Brost officiated and burial took place in
Meadowbrook cemetery, Gilman.
The body lay in state at the Gilman funeral home and grandsons served as pallbearers.
Mr. Budzinski was born March 15, 1899 at Chicago and was married May 15, 1923 to Rose Dranginis, who servives.
After their marriage the couple lived in the Thorp area before moving to Chicago and later to Michigan. They moved to the Gilman area in 1939.
A retired farmer, Mr. Budzinski is also survived by two sons. Henry, Mondovi and Robert, Gilman, route 2; two daughters. Irene, Mrs. Louis
Rembleski, Gilman and Margaret, Mrs Ed Rembleski, Hastings, Minn.; a brother, three sisters who reside in Chicago and 14 grandchildren.
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Buehler, Armin 1924-2009
Armin P. Buehler, 84, Owen, died Wednesday, Feb. 25 at Clark County Health Care Center in Owen, where he had resided the past 4-1/2 years.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 28 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Medford, with Pastor Peter Warmanen officiating. Burial was at Medford
Evergreen Cemetery II. Pallbearers were Jess Carlson, Wally Emmerich, Pete Nowak, Don Zuleger, Norbert Weiler, Charlie Motte and Bob and Rod
Balciar. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford assisted the family with arrangements. Armin Buehler was born May 30, 1924 in Medford to the late Paul
Richard and Helen (Resech) Buehler. He attended Brandl Elementary School in the Town of Medford. On June 7, 1952 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
in the Town of Holway, he married Lucille Carlson, who survives. After his education he worked on the family farm in the Town of Medford. He hauled
potatoes and worked road construction, then in 1947 started trucking gravel and pulp wood. In 1966 he started an excavating business, to go along with
his trucking business, which he did until his retirement in 1997. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and served as a director for Medford
Electric Utility, Black River Golf Course and served on the City of Medford Police and Fire Commission. He also planted trees for Taylor County and
helped to construct Medford's Miracle Mile. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and making maple syrup.
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Buksa, Faye 1933-2009
Faye Audrey Buksa, 76, Rib Lake, died Sunday, Nov. 22 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 25 at
St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rib Lake, with Rev. James Heffner officiating. Interment was at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake. Pallbearers
were Cheryl Brietzke, Ray Kelnhofer, Robert Kelnhofer, Jeff Schupp, Todd Schupp and Tyler Buksa. Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Homes of Medford
and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements. The former Faye Willett was born September 12, 1933 in Rib Lake to the late James and Inga
(Stevensen) Willett. She attended Ward Graded School
and Rib Lake High School, but stopped attending high school to take care of her mother. On October 25, 1969 in Mitchell, S.D., she married George
John Buksa, who survives. She worked at Lake Theater in Rib Lake, Rib Lake Cheese
Factory for seven years, Gem Products in Rib Lake, later at Rib Lake Nursing Home, Little Bohemia Restaurant in the late 1960s, George's Bar from
1962 to 1979, and was co-owner of Ribs Bar & Resort from 1969 to 1979. She was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church and Ladies
Aid, Rib Lake Lions Club, and Tuesday Evening Ladies Bowling League at
Little Bohemia. She enjoyed telling stories, baking, spending time with her grandchildren and family, and participating in Christmas caroling with the Lions
Club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Maurice "Tommy" Olson; four sisters, Fern (John) Blennert, Dorothy (LeRoy) Jones,
Jeanette (Rocky) Rockenbach, Lois Brietzke and Bonnie Schupp; three brothers, Ted (Norma Jean), Chester (Mary), and Lesley (Hazel); and four infant children.
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Buksa-Decker, Helen 1914-2003
Helen Ann Buksa-Decker, 89, Rib Lake, died Friday, June 6 at the Rib Lake Health Care Center. Funeral services were Monday, June 9 at St. John the
Baptist Catholic Church in Rib Lake, with Rev. Jack Regh and Deacon Michael Cullen officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake.
Pallbearers were Don Schwartz, Rick and Jack Buksa, Lynn Dyrcz, Rick Steiner, Jack Mayer, Jim Rosenfeldt and Jim Zondlo. Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral
Home of Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.
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Bullis, Jeanette 1925-2009
Jeanette Eleanor Bullis, 83, Rib Lake, died Friday, May 22 at her home while under hospice care. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held
Friday, May 29 at 10:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake, with Father Otto Bucher officiating. Interment will be at
Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake. Pallbearers are Matt Bullis, Jamie Heiser, John Douville, Dick Iverson, Jeremy Bracey and Rick Bullis.
Honorary pallbearers are her great-grandchildren, Molly Heiser, Braeden Bullis, Maceo Bracey, Brady Heiser and McKenna Bullis.
Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday, May 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. with a parish prayer service and rosary at 7 p.m., and on Friday
from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.
The former Jeanette Dewsz was born May 30, 1925 in Rib Lake to the late George and Olive (Guy) Dewsz. She attended Ward Graded
School and was a 1943 graduate of Rib Lake High School. On June 3, 1944, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Rib Lake, she married
Wayne "Windy" Francis Bullis, who preceded her in death on April 26, 1976. She worked at the Rib Lake Post Office, Gem Products and
the Rib Lake Clinic for over 30 years as a nursing assistant for Dr. Pettera and later for Dr. Hesse. She was a member of Good Shepherd
Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, Rib Lake Commercial Club, Rib Lake Housing Authority, Breakfast Club, a former Girl Scout leader,
past member of the Tuesday Evening Ladies Bowling League at Little Bohemia, bowled mixed couples with her husband, volunteered at church
and school and assisted with the reading and computer lab. She enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves, walking, her grandchildren and
great-grandchildren, traveling to Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Ga., Ireland, Disney World, Arizona and whale watching in San Diego, Calif.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald (Gertrude).
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Burckhardt, Michael 1922-2008
Michael E. Burckhardt, 85, Medford, died Saturday, May 24 at Memorial Nursing Home in Medford, where he had resided the
past six months, with his daughter, Karin, at his side. A memorial service will be held at St. Dominic's Savior Church in Bellflower,
Calif. at a later date. Cremainal Inurnment will take place at All Soul's Cemetery in Lakewood, Calif. Hemer Funeral Service of
Medford assisted the family with arrangements.
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