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RONALD J. HOESER, 82, died May 3rd, 2016
RONALD J. HOESER, age 82, of Loyal, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Friday, May 6, 2016 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, in Loyal.

Visitation will be held at the church, on Friday, from 12pm until time of service.

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.
David Charles Eisentraut, 71, died April 30th, 2016
David fought a courageous battle with cancer and passed away peacefully at home on the morning of April 30, 2016 where he was surrounded by his family and friends. David was 71 years old and will be deeply missed by all.

David was born in Clark County, WI on June 3, 1944. He was the third son, of Doris Eisentraut (Braatz) and Carl Eisentraut.

He attended grade and high school in Neillsville, WI. At age 17 David joined the United States Marine Corps where he traveled to Camp Pendleton California and proudly served his Country as part of the 2nd Battalion of the 1st Marines throughout the Vietnam War era.

He completed his service and was honorably discharged as Lance Corporal E3. At which time he returned to Neillsville with his wife Patricia and family and assumed responsibility of the family farm. He also worked hand and hand with his Father and Brother to help operate Eisentraut Tree Farms.

David later attended Chippewa Valley Technical College and began his apprenticeship in the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsman. He worked as a journeyman plasterer for many years with Christensen Plastering of Neillsville and Kopf Plastering of Marshfield until his well-deserved retirement.

He and Patricia, his wife of 52 years, spent their post retirement years traveling together to some beautiful places such as Ireland, Italy and the Canadian Rockies.

David loved working in his garden and just enjoying the outdoors. He was part of many family fishing trips to the Boundary Waters and always enjoyed getting out Musky fishing with his Brother and Son. He had many successful hunting trips out west and never missed a Wisconsin deer season opener in over 60 years. David loved reading a good book and was a huge Packer and Badger fan.

In his early years David was a member of the Neillsville Saddle Tramps, Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association and Dairyland Fox and Coon Hunters Association. He also brought back many first place trophies as a member of the Neillsville Bowling League and the American Legion Softball Team.

He was a long time member American Legion Post 73, The Neillsville Men's Club, International Union of BAC and always remained a proud Marine.

David was preceded in death his Father Carl Eisentraut, Brother Jimmy Eisentraut, Step Father Victor Braatz and Mother in Law Dorothy Opelt.

David is survived by his wife Patricia, Mother Doris Braatz, Brother Arne Eisentraut, Father in Law Robert Opelt, Son David (Carolyn) Eisentraut, Daughter Kristi (Bryan) Krehmeyer, Daughter Jody (Mitch) Hediger, Daughter Tami (Dave) Jones, Daughter Jeanne (Jeff) Strangfeld, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service for David will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville, WI. Pastor Douglas Bjerke will officiate.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Saturday, May 7th at the Gesche Funeral Home. Military Honors will be performed by the Neillsville Veteran’s Council and the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Military Funeral Honors Program.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family for designation at a later date.

Online Condolences may be made at

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting David’s family with Funeral arrangements.
Edward W. "Zaba" Trunkel, 98, died April 30th, 2016
EDWARD W. "ZABA" TRUNKEL, of Willard, passed away peacefully at the Clark County Rehab & Living Center, in Owen, on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the age of 98.

Funeral services will be held at at 11am on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Greenwood. Rev. Brian Campbell will officiate and burial will follow in the Greenwood City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Cole Susa, Kurt Trunkel, Jillan Trepczyk, Jerry Ackley, Bill Snedic and Jerry Lamovec. Military rites will be conducted by the Greenwood American Legion Post #238.

Visitation will be held at the church, on Thursday, from 10am until time of service.

Edward William Trunkel was born January 14, 1918 in Willard, WI, to Anton and Anna (nee Stalzer) Trunkel, original settlers of Willard. He was raised on the family farm and received his education at the Willard State Graded School and Greenwood High School. As a young man, Ed worked in the harvest fields out west before being inducted into the U.S. Army on May 17, 1945. He served his country until his honorable discharge on September 17, 1946. Ed was united in marriage on March 7, 1945 to Darlene Severson at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, in Greenwood. He and his wife farmed and raised their family in Willard, and he also spent many years hauling milk, the heavy cans. They later moved to Greenwood, where he worked at Greenwood Homes until retiring.

Ed was a proud 60 year member of the Greenwood American Legion. He was a fisherman, hunter and avid baseball player and fan. In his later years, Ed enjoyed a daily drive, but had to get home in time to watch his favorite team, the Braves.

He is survived by his 2 sons: Dennis (Judith) of Milwaukee, DuWayne "Butch" (Sheryl) of Willard; one daughter: Janice (Jerry) Ackley of Sheridan,WY; 7 grandchildren: Tammy (Dan) Susa, Denyse Trunkel, Darcie Trunkel, Lori (Ryan) Luder, Jillan (Matthew) Trepczyk, Kurt (Kristi) Trunkel, Justin (Jessica) Ackley; 8 great-grandchildren: Cole and Jesse Susa, Garrett and Gauge Ackley, Ryan and Riley Trepczyk, Maya and Jaxson Trunkel; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Darlene, on ; his daughter, Donna, on , 2 brothers: John and Tony; and one sister: Ann Snedic.

We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to the staff at Clark County Rehabilitation & Living Center for their kind care of our Dad.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood is assisting the family with arrangements.
Margery A. Appleyard, 84, died April 25th, 2016
Margery Appleyard, age 84, of Neillsville, WI died Monday, April 25, 2016 at the Milestone Senior Living Center in Eau Claire, WI.

Margery Ann (Rucks) Appleyard was born in Berlin, WI on December 29, 1931 the second youngest of 11 children.
She married Melvin Appleyard on October 15, 1955. They were dairy farmers, milking registered Holstein’s and Margery was the typical farmer’s wife.
She was a fantastic homemaker creating a beautiful home.
They raised two children, Mary Beth of Altoona, WI and David who is still farming in Neillsville along with Margery’s daughter-in-law, Lori Tiemann.

Margery enjoyed learning new crafts and was always sewing, gardening, knitting or crocheting.
Margery was active with church serving on many committees at Calvary Lutheran Church where she and Melvin were Charter members.
Margery was active in the Hilltop Homemaker’s for decades as well as serving on many county homemaker committees.
She enjoyed entering the Clark County Bakeoff each year.
She was a Camp Fire Girl and Cub Scout Leader when her children were young. She was a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School Teacher for many years. She helped her children with their 4-H projects as well as other members with their sewing and baking.
For 30 years she arranged a yearly trip to Chanhassen Dinner Theater and shopping afterwards for the Clark County Women.
She always enjoyed fair time and getting her many items ready for open class.

She was a stay-at-home Mom until her children were grown. She then worked at Figi’s in Marshfield. Then she worked for 25 years making salads in the deli at IGA, until she retired.

She was always volunteering and always had a smile on her face.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Neillsville. Pastor Chad Anderson will officiate. Music will be provided by Jodi Rueth, organist.

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday at the Calvary Lutheran Church.

Online Condolences may be made at

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Margery’s family with Funeral arrangements.
NORBERT A. LEWIS, 73, died April 20th, 2016
NORBERT A."AL" "ALLEN" "LOUIE" LEWIS, age 73, of Loyal, passed away in the town of Loyal on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

A memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Loyal. Rev. Daniel Zimmerman will officiate and burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the church, on Saturday, from 9:30am until time of service.

Norbert Allen Lewis was born on January 22, 1943 in Marshfield, the son of Betty Marie Lewis. He was raised in Loyal by his maternal grandparents, Andrew and Elva Lewis, and received his education in area schools, graduating from Loyal High School in 1961. After high school, Al worked for a short time at Borden Foods, in Loyal, before being drafted in to the U.S. Army on July 9, 1964. He served his country until his honorable discharge on June 17, 1966. He returned to Wisconsin and worked in Milwaukee, in construction. Al was united in marriage on May 25, 1968 to Pondri E. Smitke at Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Marshfield. They lived in Milwaukee until moving to Loyal in 1973. Al went to work for the Clark County Highway Department until retiring in 2002. After retiring, Al enjoyed spending his time hunting, fishing, making wine, smoking fish and helping his daughter's whether they needed it or not.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Pondri, of Loyal; two daughters: Kelly Hainz and Kim (Darin) Bogdonovich, both of Loyal; three grandsons: Cody and Dustin Garlach, Bo Bogdonovich; one aunt: Clara Lewis; and two cousins: Lois (Thomas) Ziegler-O'Donnell and Dr. Loretta (Edward) Grobe.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Andrew and Elva Lewis; his mother: Betty M. Lewis; his son-in-law: Steve Hainz; and his uncle: Leslie Lewis.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mary Erickson, 92, died April 16th, 2016
MARY C. ERICKSON, age 92, of Marshfield, formerly of Unity, died on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Golden Living Center - Three Oaks, in Marshfield.

Funeral services will be held at 11am on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Cuddie Funeral Home, in Loyal. Rev. Tom Myhre will officiate and burial will follow in the Town of Beaver Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jason Friday, Jeffrey Heck, Logan Olstinski, Ryan Setzer, Leslie Hebert and Shayne Schoelzel.

Visitation will be held at Cuddie Funeral Home, on Thursday, from 10:30am until time of service.

Mary Catherine Fitz was born on April 7, 1924 in Scott Township, Iowa, the daughter of Charles and Ethel (Hooker) Fitz. She was raised on the family farm and received her education in Iowa, graduating from Hampton High School in 1942. Mary was united in marriage to Marvin R. Erickson on December 22, 1943 in Franklin County, Iowa. They farmed in Iowa until 1959, at which time they purchased a farm in Unity, WI, where they moved and raised their family. After her husband's death on July 8, 1985, Mary continued to operate the farm for a short time, and then sold the farm to her son, Dennis. She then moved to Hatfield, WI and resided there until entering Golden Living Center-Three Oaks in December 2013.

Mary had many interests, but especially loved all aspect of farming, the field work and milking cows, spending time with her family and friends, baking, cooking, needlework, her little dogs, especially her little poodle, Willie, and feeding the deer.

She is survived by her son: Dennis (Susan) of Unity; three daughters: Linda (Harvey) Heck of Greenwood, Kathy Friday of Curtiss, Marilyn Erickson-Setzer (Donald "Duke" King) of Neillsville; 5 grandchildren: Jeffrey Heck, Melissa (Brian) Olstinski, Jason Friday, Jennifer Friday (Scott Beatty); 3 step-grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 5 step-great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marvin; and one sister: Alvena Early.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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