OBITUARIES - K SURNAMES - (Ke)
Wood County, Wisconsin

* Transcribed By: Marla Zwakman (unless otherwise noted)

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Keding, Gene E. (27 Feb. 1939 - 22 May 2009)
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Sunday, 24 May 2009

* Gene E. Keding, 70, of Auburndale died Friday, May 22, 2009, at the palliative care unit at Saint Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield.

Buchanan Funeral Home in Pittsville is handling arrangements.

Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Tuesday, 26 May 2009

AUBURNDALE -- Gene E. Keding, 70, of Auburndale, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 28, at Wesley United Methodist Church, Marshfield. The Reverend Ruth Egerer will officiate.

Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Auburndale. Serving as pallbearers will be Joshua Keding, Taylor Keding, Logan Keding, Brent Gust, Matthew Woehrle and Chad Richardson.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Buchanan Funeral Home, Pittsville, and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church. American Legion Post No. 54 of Marshfield will conduct military rites.

He was born Feb. 27, 1939, in Blenker, to Melvin and Mary (Engmann) Keding. He married Thelma Lee Fleming on Dec. 27, 1957, in Fallbrook, Calif. She preceded him in death July 25, 2008. He attended Auburndale grade and high schools.

He went on to serve in the United States Marine Corps from 1954 to 1958, and then worked as an independent contractor for more than 30 years. He served with the U.S. Navy Seabees from 1978 to 1982, and operated a bar in Auburndale from 1984 to 2009.

He enjoyed bowling, camping, playing cards and spending time with his cherished dog, Mocha. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Auburndale Lions, Auburndale Volunteer Fire Department, Elks Club of Marshfield and American Legion Post No. 54, Marshfield.

He's survived by his mother, Mary Keding; children, Colleen (Mark) Wilkie of Springbrook, Kevin Keding of Stratford, Konrad J. (Jan) Keding of Medford, Kurtis (Kelly) Keding of Mosinee and Colette Woehrle (Dave Thomas) of Marshfield; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; brothers Ronald Keding of Marshfield, Jerry (Diane) Keding of Stratford, Larry (Sandy) Keding of Montevideo, Minn., Dean (Joan) Keding of Stratford, Leon (Gail) Keding of Marshfield, Duane (Jean) Keding of Roscoe, Ill., Myron (Kim) Keding of Spencer, Lenny Keding of Mauston, Keith Keding of Marshfield, Darwin Keding of Marshfield and Dennis Keding of Greeley, Colo.; sisters, Betty (Kenny) Spindler of LaSalle, Colo., Shirley Marvin of Marshfield and Patsy (Gerry) Bley of McPherson, Kan.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Keding, father Melvin Keding, brothers Virgil and Terry Keding and sister Lori Keding.


Keith, Richard C. (19 Sept. 1936 – 16 Jan. 2009)
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Sunday, 18 Jan. 2009

* Richard C. Keith, 72, Strawberry Lane Medical and Rehabilitation Center, Wisconsin Rapids, died Friday evening, Jan. 16, 2009, at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Taylor, Vollert and Jennings Funeral Home. The Rev. Mary Bosch will officiate. Entombment will be in Forest Hill Mausoleum. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post No. 9.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor, Vollert and Jennings Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday. Taylor, Vollert and Jennings Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

A complete obituary will appear in Monday's Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune.

Source: Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, Wis.) Monday, 19 Jan. 2009

Richard C. Keith, 72, Strawberry Lane Medical and Rehabilitation Center, Wisconsin Rapids, died Friday evening, Jan. 16, 2009, at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Taylor, Vollert and Jennings Funeral Home. The Rev. Mary Bosch will officiate. Entombment will be in Forest Hill Mausoleum. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post No. 9.

Rich was born Sept. 19, 1936, in Wauwatosa, to Clarence and Caroline (Trichia) Keith. He was married to Lola Harrison on Jan 17, 1961, in San Diego. The marriage ended in divorce.

He served in the Marine Corps Aviation Branch from 1954 to 1957 in both Japan and the United States. From 1958 to 1962, he served in the U.S. Navy on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Lexington in the far east and Japan.

He worked at Consolidated Papers, Biron Division, from 1962 to 1964. From 1964 to 1989, he worked as a foil cutter operator at Consoweld, and from 1989 to 1991 he worked as a stock handler at Paperboard.

He was a former volunteer worker for Head Start, a Chicago Cub fan, Green Bay Packers fan, Harry Carry fan and a NASCAR enthusiast.

Survivors include his daughters Kay Keith of Port Edwards and Lisa (Patrick) LaBarge of Rudolph; sons, Richard Keith of Brooklyn Park, Minn., Danny (fiancee Tammy) Keith of Nekoosa and Kevin Keith of Wisconsin Rapids; 11 grandchildren, Stacy, Bryan, Josh, Joe, Jake, Trista, Josh, Dylan, Linsey, Rischon and Rashad; five great-grandchildren; two half brothers, Robert (Barbara) Foss of Buhl, Idaho and Jerry Wescott of Minneapolis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Fred Foss; infant sister, Kay; and daughter-in-law Shelly Keith.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor, Vollert and Jennings Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday.


Kekhofer, Julia (14 Feb. 1915 – 23 May 1989)
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Tuesday, 23 May 1989

* PITTSVILLE – Julia Kekhofer, 74, of 9301 County Trunk A, Marshfield, died at 8:30 a.m. today at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She had been admitted to the hospital May 9.

Buchanan Funeral Home, Pittsville, is handling arrangements.

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


Kelk, Jeffry S. (9 Dec. 1952 – 25 Jan. 2009)
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Wednesday, 28 Jan. 2009

* Jeffry S. Kelk, 56, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, in Marshfield.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Chapel of the Flowers at Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield, where a visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. until service time.

Burial will take place in Wisconsin Memorial Park Cemetery, Brookfield.

Rembs Funeral Home, Marshfield, is assisting the family.

Mr. Kelk was born Dec. 9, 1952, in Milwaukee to Curtis and Annabelle (Justman) Kelk. He married Kathleen H. Etten on Sept. 4, 1982, in Stevens Point. He had been employed at Stevens Point Country Club for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen, a daughter Meredith Kelk, and a son Daniel Kelk, all of Stevens Point. He is also survived by his mother, Annabelle Kelk, and a sister, Jackie (James) Holman, all of Brookfield.


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Kellerman, Edrie L. (1 July 1908 – 19 Mar. 2002)
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Friday, 22 Mar. 2002

* PITTSVILLE – Edrie L. Kellerman, 93, Pittsville, died March 19, 2002, in the Palliative Care Unit of St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Buchanan Funeral Home and from noon to service time Saturday at the church.

She was born July 1, 1908, in Anamosa, Iowa, to Edwin and Doratha (Baumbach) Darrow. She married Edwin W. Kellerman on Oct. 10, 1932, at the Hiles Home in Dexterville. He died in 1970. She did seasonal work at the bean factory and cranberry marsh.

She is survived by her sons, William E. Kellerman of Pittsville and Martin (Rita) Kellerman of Nekoosa; daughters, Martha J. (Howard) Wegenke of Lake Windsor and Joanne L. (Alvin) Pyan of Wausau; seven grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


William E. Kellerman (29 July 1933 – 26 July 2006)
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Thursday, 28 July 2006; page 2A; Lorraine Markee collection, transcribed by Marla Zwakman

PITTSVILLE – William “Bill” E. Kellerman, 72, of Pittsville, died Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at Wisconsin Veteran’s Home, King.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2006, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pittsville.

Burial will be in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in the town of Hansen. Military rites will be conducted at the gravesite.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Buchanan Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.

He was born July 29, 1933, in the town of Wood to Edwin William and Edrie (Darrow) Kellerman. He served for two years with the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Toledo during the Korean Conflict. He was employed at Vulcan Chemical Plant in Port Edwards until his retirement.

He is survived by his brother, Martin (Rita) Kellerman, Nekoosa; and two sisters, Martha (Howard) Wegenke, Windsor, and JoAnne (Al) Pyan, Wausau.


Catherine Kelnhofer (9 Sept. 1926 – 18 Mar. 1993)
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Friday, 19 Mar. 1993, page 8A; Lorraine Markee Collection; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

JUNCTION CITY – Services for Catherine Kelnhofer, 66, Milladore, who died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday at her residence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Martens/Kundinger Funeral Home, Junction City.

The Rev. John A. Wisnewski will officiate. Burial will be in St. Kilian’s Cemetery, Blenker, town of Milladore, and friends of the family will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

She was born Sept. 9, 1926, in the town of Milladore, to Nicholas and Katherine (Tremel) Kelnhofer. She attended Stepping Stone School in the town of Milladore. She never married.

After her education, she worked in the housekeeping department at various hospitals in Chicago, Stevens Point and Madison. She then worked in a pharmacy (Note: The rest of the article was cut off and was not available at the time of transcription)


Kelnhofer, Mae J. (11 May 1925 – 19 Mar. 2009)
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Friday, 20 Mar. 2009

* WISCONSIN RAPIDS -- Mae J. Kelnhofer, 83, of 220 10th Ave. N., Wisconsin Rapids died Thursday, March 19, 2009, at the Wisconsin Rapids Care Center.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Wisconsin Rapids. The Rev. James Altman will officiate. Burial will be in St. Kilian's Catholic Cemetery, Blenker.

For visitation, friends may call at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Mae was born May 11, 1925, in the town of Holway, Taylor County, to George and Minnie (Larson) Dunkel. She married George F. Kelnhofer on June 30, 1946, in Blenker. He died March 14, 1994.

Mae was employed at Consolidated Papers Inc. for 23 years, retiring on July 31, 1986, as a word processor. She was a longtime member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, loved to play cards, enjoyed sewing and knitting, going to the Senior Center and loved her dogs, Tiffany and Mitzi.

Mae is survived by her daughter, Joan (Roger) Spice of Nekoosa; three grandchildren, Amy (Mike) Birling of Morrisville, N.C., Lori (Dave) Hansen of Sun Prairie and Ryan (Cassie) Spice of Farmington, Minn.; six great-grandchildren, Ty and Alec Birling, Brooklyn, Ethan and Luke Hansen and Mackenzie Spice.

Mae is also survived by brother, Vernon (Sandra) Dunkel of Rib Lake; and four sisters, Alva Keith of Wisconsin Rapids, Marlene (Stanley) Kulczyski of Grafton, Judy Dunkel of Rib Lake and Carol Zimdars of Port Washington.

Mae was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George; son, Jimmie; sister, Marjorie; and two brothers, Donald Dunkel and Kenneth Dunkel.

Memorials can be given to St. Lawrence Catholic Church or to Assumption High School.

Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids is handling all arrangements.


Kelnhofer, Sylvius G. (3 Aug. 1914 – 27 June 2002)
Source: Ashland Daily Press (Ashland, Ashland County, Wis.) Friday, 28 June 2002

* PARK FALLS -- Sylvius G. Kelnhofer, 87, Park Falls, died Thursday June 27, 2002, at Park Manor Nursing Home in Park Falls. He was born on August 3, 1914, in Blenker, Wis., the son of Joseph and RoseMary Kelnhofer.

His early life and schooling were in Auburndale and then Park Falls. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during WW II. On September 6, 1947, he married June Pauline Radlinger in Park Falls. Sylv worked for the Roddis and Hines Lumber Companies and then for the Flambeau Paper Mill in Park Falls for 31 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Park Falls VFW and American Legion, the Knights of Columbus, and the Paper Makers Local 445 Union.

He is survived by his wife June of Park Falls; three brothers: Arnold (Katherine) Kelnhofer of Appleton; Roman (Marty) Kelnhofer of Stevens Point; and Dennis (Lynn) Kelnhofer of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; two sisters: Hildegarde Hilgart of Marshfield; Mildred Laglois of Milwaukee; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Michael, four sisters: Rita, Irene, Aurelia, and Veronica, and an infant brother.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday from St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Park Falls. Fr. James Jackson will officiate.

Burial will follow at Nola Cemetery with military rites under the auspices of both the Park Falls American Legion and VFW Posts.

A visitation will be held at the church on Sunday from 4 until 8 p.m. with a Parish Prayer Vigil at 7 p.m.

The Novitzke Funeral Home, Park Falls, is handling the arrangements.


Kempf, Albert E. (13 Oct. 1912 – 15 Sept. 2000)
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Sept. 2000

* Albert E. (Emil) Kempf, 87, of Arpin, died Sept. 15, 2000 at St. Joseph’s Hospital’s Palliative Care Unit where he was admitted Sept. 8.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Auburndale. The Rev. David J. Dahlke, pastor, will officiate. Joyce Weiler will be the organist with congregational singing.

Burial will be in Arpin Cemetery in the town of Arpin. Pallbearers will be Dennis Kempf, Leonel “Lee” Kempf, Randy Kempf, Donavon and Darryl Kempf, Gary Carlson, Sr., Sam Guralski and Richard Ellenbecker.

Visitation will be at the Rembs/Kundinger Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the church.

Albert Kempf was born Oct. 13, 1912 in East Bloomfield to William and Amelia (nee Klawitter) Kempf. He attended parochial school in East Bloomfield and graduated from the eighth grade.

He married Leona H. Hartfiel Jan. 30, 1932, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Weyauwega. He then began farming in the East Bloomfield area. In 1939 they both moved to the Arpin area where Albert continued to farm and do carpentry work, In 1958, he retired from farming and continued to work as a carpenter. In 1965, Albert retired from carpentry work. He was very active with St. John’s Lutheran Church and was devoted to church duties.

Albert Kempf is survived by two sons, Vernon – (Delores) Kempf of Auburndale and Alroy (Elaine) Kempf of Arpin; eight grandchildren, Diane (Richard) Ellenbecker of Auburndale, Dennis (Debbie) Kempf of Arpin, Leonel (Debbie) Kempf of Arpin, Randy (Cathy) Kempf of Auburndale, Gary (Kathy) Carlson, Sr. of Auburndale and Sam (Judy) Guralski of Auburndale; and 15 great grandchildren; Sarah Ellenbecker, Amy (Mark) Wojciechowksi, Lisa Ellenbecker, Laura Ellenbecker, Gary Carlson Jr., Jessica and Jason Haumschild and Danielle, Dustin, Jennifer, Elizabeth, Travis, Kimberly, Matthew and Ariel Kempf.

Albert is predeceased by his parents; his wife on June 19, 1996; one grandson, LaVern Kempf; two sisters and three brothers.

The Kempf family requests that memorials be sent in Albert’s name to the St. John’s Lutheran Church Sunday School or Vacation Bible School.


Kenney, Patrick (5 July 1956 – 10 Feb. 2009)
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Tuesday, 24 Feb. 2009

* Patrick Kenney, 52, of Marshfield, formerly of Tomahawk, passed away Feb. 10, 2009, at his residence.

Pat was born July 5, 1956, the son of William and Helen (Hoffman) Kenney. He was a 1974 graduate of Tomahawk High School, a 1984 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh majoring in physics, and received his master's degree in instructional technology from the University of Houston in 1993.

Pat lived in Houston, Texas, for many years, and later moved to Marshfield. He was formerly employed as an instructional designer with Marshfield Clinic.

He is survived by a brother, J. Bill Kenney; a niece, Gretchen Jon Hanson of Eleva; an aunt, Eunice Hoffman of Deforest, Ill.; and his former wife, Cindy Wong of Houston, Texas.

Pat is further survived by one great-nephew and one great-niece, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives in Canada.

A private graveside service for Pat Kenney will be held at a later date.

Krueger & Sons Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Kennow, Isabelle F. (13 July 1917 – 17 Jan. 2009)
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Sunday, 18 Jan. 2009

* Isabelle F. Kennow, 91, of Marshfield died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at Saint Joseph's Palliative Care. Arrangements are pending at Rembs Funeral Home, Marshfield.

Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Monday, 19 Jan. 2009

Isabelle F. "Isy" Kennow, 91, Marshfield, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at Saint Joseph's Palliative Care.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. The Rev. Donald Meuret will officiate and Suzanne Golden will be the organist for Michael Gonering as soloist. Burial will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Mrs. Kennow was born July 13, 1917, in the town of Scott, Columbia County, to John and Lucy (McGrath) Ryan and moved with her family to Loyal at the age of one. She was a 1935 graduate of Loyal High School. On August 30, 1941, she married Wilder W. Kennow at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Loyal. He died Nov. 26, 1987.

Isabelle worked as a telephone operator in Loyal and later became a nursing assistant at Saint Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, until her retirement.

Isabelle was very artistic. Some of the things she enjoyed were cooking, crocheting, drawing, knitting, painting ceramics and sewing. She was very proud of her family and her home.

She is survived by her children, Rodney of Loyal, Lucy Ann (John) Scheuer, Mary Jo and Kevin (Sara), all of Marshfield. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, Melissa (Ian) Bell and their son Aidan; David Scheuer and his children, Karen and Joseph; Patrick (Dannielle) Scheuer and their children, Hannah and Ryan; Steven (Tisha) Scheuer and their daughters, Onna and Faith; Michael (Carrie) Scheuer and their children, Megan, Drew and Luke; and Monica and Amy Kennow. She is further survived by a sister, Gladys Ryan of Loyal.

She was predeceased by her husband, her parents, five brothers and five sisters.

Memorials may be designated in her name to Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church or Saint Joseph's Hospital.


Wilder W. Kennow (23 Aug. 1915 – 26 Nov. 1987)
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Saturday, 28 Nov. 1987; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Wilder W. (Butch) Kennow, 72, of S2557 N. Frey Road died at 4:17 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he was admitted Tuesday. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, with the Rev. Francis A. Wavra officiating. Helen Brinkmann will be the organist and Frank Binder, soloist. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, David, Patrick and Steven Scheuer, and friends, William Abbott, Norbert LaSee and William Rottscheit.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday and again on Monday until service time at the Rembs/Kundinger Chapel. An Our Lady of Peace prayer service combined with a Parish Council of Catholic Women service will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Chapel.

He was born Aug. 23, 1915 in Withee to William and Sadie Kennow. As a child he moved with his parents to Owen, and received his education in Owen schools. He was employed for the General Telephone Co. for 15 years, and was later employed for Weyerhaeuser Co., and David Lumber Co., both of Marshfield, until he became a custodian for various business firms in Marshfield.

On Aug. 30, 1941 he married Isabelle J. Ryan at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Loyal. They lived in Edgar for eight years until moving to Marshfield in 1959. He retired in 1985.

He was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Rodney of Loyal and Kevin W. of Marshfield; two daughters, Mrs. John (Lucy Ann) Scheuer and Mary Jo Kennow, both of Marshfield; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Glen (Bernice) Anderson of White, S.D., and Mrs. Victor (Nanette) Decker of Owen; and four brothers, Robert Kennow of Yoncalla, Ore., Neal Kennow of Interlachen, Fla., Glen Kennow of Racine and Leslie Kennow of Phoenix, Ariz.

His parents, two brothers and three sisters are deceased.


Kenyon, Bernice Mildred (19 Oct. 1925 – 7 Mar. 2009)
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Monday, 9 Mar. 2009

* Bernice Mildred Kenyon, 83, of Marshfield, formerly of Tomah, died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at her home in Marshfield.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church in Tomah. Interment will follow in LaGrange Cemetery in Tomah. Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home of Marshfield is assisting the family with arrangements.

She was born October 19, 1925, in Iowa, to Clarence and Stella (Droulard) Barrett. She married James Kenyon on February 14, 1946, in Texas. He preceded her in death. She worked as an accounting clerk for NASA.

She is survived by her son Daniel (Mary Jane) Kenyon, of New Carrolton, Md.; daughter Dianne Schalow, of Marshfield; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and brother Harry (Zoe) Barrett.


Keogh, Rita Arlie (3 Oct. 1916 – 21 Jan. 2009)
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Friday, 23 Jan. 2009

* Rita Arlie Keogh, 92, Marshfield, formerly of Green Bay, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, at Palliative Care at Saint Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield.

Rita was born Oct. 3, 1916, to the late Andrew and Arlie (Gonse) Cuish and grew up in Green Bay. She graduated from West High School in 1935. In 1937, she graduated from beauty school. In 1938, she moved with her family to Alaska Lake. She married Jeremiah J. Keogh on Nov. 8, 1938. They lived in many cities throughout the United States during their early married life while Jeremiah was in the military service. They returned to Green Bay in 1954, and other than living in Eau Claire for a few years in the late 1960s, Rita remained in Green Bay until June of 2002. Rita was a member of St. Jude Parish. She and her husband celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 1998. From 2002 until April of 2008, Rita lived at the Angelus Retirement Center in Marshfield. She then moved to the Continental Manor in Abbotsford.

She is survived by her son, Andrew J. Keogh and his wife, Kristine, Marshfield. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Sarah H. Keogh, Milwaukee; John A. Keogh, Chicago; and Patrick J. Keogh, along with his wife, Tiffany and children, Julius, Darnell and Jordan, all of Madison; a cousin, Mary Luedeman, Green Bay; and by her best friend, June Burch, also of Green Bay.

Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Jeremiah, in 1998; and by her mother and father.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., Green Bay, from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Ann Froelich, pastoral associate, officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to either your local United Way or to a charity of your choice.

Rita's family would like to thank all those who cared for her in her last years, June Burch, Rosemary Mitchell, the people at both the Angelus and the Continental Manor, and Saint Joseph's Hospital Emergency Room and Palliative Care staffs.


Keppert, William F. (17 Oct. 1905 – 20 July 1991)
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Saturday, 20 July 1991

* RACINE – William F. Keppert, 85, Racine, father of Mrs. Harry H. (Shirley) Miller of the town of Rock, died at 12:02 a.m. today at the Racine Community Center of Care, Racine.

Memorial services are pending.

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


Kesler, Raymond Arnold (4 Jan. 1938 – 21 Jan. 1938)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 27 Jan. 1938

* Raymond Arnold Kesler, infant twin son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Kesler, passed away at St. Joseph’s hospital at Marshfield Friday, January 21st. Rites were held Saturday afternoon at St. Mary’s church, Rev. L. J. Lang officiating. Burial was made in the church cemetery. The infant was born January 4th at the home of its parents in the town of Colby and was taken to the hospital shortly afterwards for treatments. He is survived by his parents, his twin brother, LeRoy, and another brother, Oliver, Jr. Also by his grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Kesler and Mrs. Anna Gierl and by his great grand mother, Mrs. Gertrude Schemmer of Chilton, Wis.


Kesler, Vernon (1928 – 26 Jan. 1951) 
Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Marathon County, Wis.) Friday, 16 Feb. 1951 

* Cpl. Vernon Kesler, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Kesler of Marshfield and a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jordan of Unity was killed in action in Korea, on January 26th. 

Cpl. Kesler, a reservist, served previously in occupied Japan, was a Junior at St. Norbert’s College in DePere and was recalled to service September 22nd. 

He was born in Colby but moved to Marshfield a year later. 

A Memorial Mass was read on Monday, February 12 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Marshfield with the Rev. Edmund Cramer officiating. Rosary services were held on Sunday. 

Besides his parents he leaves eight brothers and sisters and a host of other relatives and friends. 

*** Note: Vernon’s year of birth is from Korean War Casualties, 1950 – 1957  

 

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