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Norma J. Erickson, 84, died February 23rd, 2015
Norma Erickson, age 84, of Neillsville, WI died Monday, February 23, 2015 at the House of the Dove in Marshfield, WI.

Norma Jane Lueck was born on July 29, 1930 in the Town of York, Clark County, WI the daughter of Erick and Elsie (Weiting) Lueck. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church in Christie, WI. She attended Forman Grade School and graduated from Loyal High School in 1948. She then worked for Roddis Plywood Co. until the end of 1951. She married Wallace Erickson on April 7, 1951 and they farmed in the Town of York. She also did housework for her sister, Lucille Boon, office work for Boon Construction for 35 years and she was secretary for Erickson Farms from 1980 until 2013.

She was a member of Neillsvilleís St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church and their ladies aid. She was a member of the Christie Card Club for 53 years and a 50 year member of the Good Neighbors Homemakerís Club. She enjoyed sports, bowling and especially enjoyed playing cards. Norma also traveled to all 50 states.

She is survived by her husband, Wallace, a son, Roger (June) Erickson of Neillsville, WI and a daughter, Cheryl (Terry) Holub of Neillsville, WI, three grandchildren, Travis (Jodi) Erickson, Tony (Beth) Erickson and Tyler (Amanda) Erickson, three step-grandchildren, Edward (Carrie) Holub, Katie Damon and Sarah (Mike) Bergman, five great grandchildren, Kyle Erickson, Brielle Erickson, Ella Erickson, Alle Erickson and Brock Erickson, eight step great grandchildren, Hudzon Sebesta-Opelt, Kimberly Holub, Stephanie Holub, Ashley Holub, Zackery Holub, Terry James Holub, Jaxson Bergman and Jordan Spencer and one great great grandson, Zayden Brophy. Norma is also survived by one sister, Bernita Swieso of Denver, CO, a sister-in-law, Gerry Lueck of Neillsville, WI and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and three brothers.

Funeral Services for Norma will be held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, February 26, 2015 at St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville. Pastor Timothy Biebert will officiate. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday at the Gesche Funeral Home and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday at St. Johnís.

Casket Bearers are: Donald Boon, Allan Boon, Harold Boon, Melvin Boon, Daniel Helwig and Mark Hemp.

Memorials may be given to the family in Normaís name for designation at a later date.

Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Normaís family with Funeral arrangements.
Dylan J. Denk, 22, died February 22nd, 2015
DYLAN J. DENK, age 22, of Greenwood, passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 11am on Friday, February 27, 2015 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, in Greenwood, with Rev. Steve Brice officiating.
Burial will follow in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 4pm to 8pm, and again at the church, on Friday, from 10am until time of service.

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Darlene K. Zak, 61, died February 18th, 2015
Darlene Zak, age 61, of Marshfield, WI formerly of Neillsville, WI died Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at St. Josephís Hospital in Marshfield.

Darlene Kay (Fisher) Zak was born on February 16, 1954 in Black River Falls, WI the daughter of Forrest and Prixcda (Janicki) Fisher. She graduated from Neillsville High School in 1972, was married to James Zak and they lived in Dorchester, WI. They later divorced and Darlene moved back to Neillsville, where she held several jobs, including the Neillsville Movie Theatre, Cenex, Baltus, Autostop, Family Dollar, Figiís and for several years as a CNA at the Memorial Nursing Home. Darlene moved to Marshfield in January of 2010 and worked at Walmart until retiring due to her disability.

Darlene was a great cook and she enjoyed playing Bingo at the casino. She liked watching birds, especially Cardinals, and she enjoyed taking care of plants and reading.

She is survived by four children, Tanya Zak of St. Paul, MN, Heather Zak of Loyal, WI, Misty (Brandon) Erickson of Marshfield, WI and Kyle Zak of Marshfield, WI, three grandchildren, Trynatee Erickson, Milania Erickson and Camden Zak, six siblings, Patricia (Monroe) Johnson of Vidor, TX, Forrest Fisher and Darrell Fisher of Missouri, Gary (Sharon) Fisher of Freeport, IL, her twin brother, Robert (Jone) Fisher of Dorchester, WI and Debbie Fisher of Bulls Gap, TN. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Judy Porter and Lillian Covert and an infant brother, Richard Fisher.

A Memorial Service for Darlene will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 27, 2015 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor Douglas Bjerke will officiate. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Friday at the Gesche Funeral Home.

Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Darleneís family with Funeral arrangements.
Lloyd M. Zimmerman, 86, died February 18th, 2015
Lloyd Zimmerman age 86, of Neillsville, WI died Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Lloyd Myron Zimmerman was born on November 14, 1928 in the Town of Berlin, Marathon County, Wisconsin, the son of Elmer and Lora (Klebnow) Zimmerman.

Lloyd's family moved to Loyal, Wisconsin when he was two years old. Lloyd attended a rural school through 8th grade and then was graduated from Loyal High School in 1946. He then worked as a mechanic for Braun Ford in Loyal. Lloyd then enlisted in the US Army and served in the 5th Division from 1950 to 1952 during the Korean Conflict. He was stationed at the Tulle Air Force Base in Greenland during that time, working in motor patrol maintenance.

Returning from military service, Lloyd worked for the Lakeshire Cheese Plant, Northside Elevator, Stock Chevrolet, and Bertz Logging, all in Loyal, Wisconsin.

On October 2, 1954, Lloyd and Delores (Duncan) were married at English Salem Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They had three children - Sandra (Roger) Gresh of Britton, South Dakota; Brad (Jamie) Zimmerman of Hayward, Wisconsin; and Greg (Kristi) Zimmerman of Hillsboro, Wisconsin.

Lloyd is survived by eight grandchildren - Angela (Gresh) Hawkinson, Randy Gresh; Joshua Zimmerman, Ethan Zimmerman; Garrett Zimmerman, Gavin Zimmerman, Marlina Zimmerman and Jade Zimmerman. He is also survived by four great-grandchildren - Bryce Hawkinson, Gabriela Hawkinson, Colin Gresh and Corbin Gresh, and a soon to be fifth great-grandchild, Aubrey Mae Zimmerman. Lloyd was predeceased by five brothers: Wilbert, Lavern, Elroy, Franklin and Rueben.

In November 1967, Lloyd and his family moved to Neillsville, Wisconsin where he started a career as a sales representative for the Equitable Life Insurance Company. In 1990, Lloyd retired at the age of 62 from selling insurance and then went on to work for the next fifteen years as a greenskeeper at the Neillsville Country Club. He loved maintaining the greens and fairways on the golf course.

Lloyd loved to spend time with his family and friends. He played city league basketball and baseball, bowled, and golfed. Lloyd thoroughly enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren in sports events and concerts and was a lifelong Green Bay Packer fan. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

A Memorial Service for Lloyd will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Neillsville. Pastor Lowell Bolstad will officiate. Music will be provided by Kathy Meshnick, pianist and Ethan, Gavin and Marlina Zimmerman, vocalists. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Loyal American Legion Post #175.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 27th at the Gesche Funeral Home and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday at the Calvary Lutheran Church.

Honorary Casket Bearers are: Joshua Zimmerman, Ethan Zimmerman, Garrett Zimmerman, Gavin Zimmerman, Randy Gresh and Joshua Hawkinson.

Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Lloydís family with Funeral arrangements.
Mary Ann Wehrman, 81, died February 12th, 2015
MARY ANN WEHRMAN, age 81, of Loyal, passed away at the Clark County Health Care Center, in Owen, on Thursday, February 12, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 11am on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, in Loyal.
Rev. Steve Brice will officiate and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers will be .

Visitation will be held at Cuddie Funeral Home, in Loyal, on Monday, February 16, 2015 from 4pm to 8pm, and again at the church, on Tuesday, from 10am until time of service.

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mildred Elanore Faber , 89, died February 9th, 2015
Mildred Elanore (Milly) Faber died on Monday, February 9, 2015 at the home of her daughter, Bonnie Faber, in Rice Lake, WI.

Visitation will be at Living Hope Church in Neillsville, WI on Saturday, May 2nd at 10:00.
Following the visitation, a service will be held, at 11:00 a.m., at the church with Pastor Steve Wentz officiating.

Milly was born on May 6, 1925 in Chili, WI. She was the daughter of Ernest and Emma (Franke) Sanger. She attended Big Four and Cozy Corner Elementary Schools, Marshfield High School, and Central State Teacherís College in Stevens Point. She taught at Maple Center School in Greenwood.

Milly was confirmed at Fremont Lutheran Church (Chili Corners) and attended Grace Lutheran Church in Nasonville and Christ Lutheran Church (Chili).

She married Norman Faber September 15, 1945 and began 40 years of farming with Norman. They had big gardens, raspberry patches, and enjoyed maple syrup making in the spring. They had three children: Donald and twins, Connie and Bonnie. She was a member of the West Fremont Homemakers Club, Christ Lutheran Ladies Aid, and Ralph Schramís Bible Study.

After her husbandís death, she moved to Neillsville in February 1987. Milly attended Living Hope Church. She enjoyed singing and was a member of the Young at Heart Hymn Singers. Her love of music was expressed through substitute organ playing and 20 years of membership in the Sunshine Girls. She would accompany the group playing guitar, piano, and autoharp. With her friend, Helen Dix, she sang songs at churches, Gilbertson Funeral Home, Owen Health Care Center, and Marshfield & Bethel Convalescent Centers. She enjoyed singing duets with Elaine Peroshek, Carol Ayers, and Marie Ratsch.

Throughout her life, she enjoyed writing songs and poems. She filled 79 notebooks with her musical poetry. Milly wrote songs in recognition of peopleís birthdays, graduations, and anniversaries. She also made greeting cards and sympathy cards. She wrote poems for special events and occasions (some appeared in the Clark County Press).

Milly was preceded in death by her parents (Ernest and Emma Sanger), brothers (Elmer and Lawrence Sanger), sister (Evelyn Roehl), father & mother-in-law (Ludwig and Emma Faber), son (Donald), husband (Norman) in September 1986, and daughter (Connie Halverson) in December 1999.

She is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Faber (Rice Lake, WI) and a granddaughter, Faith Halverson-Ramos (Longmont, CO), son-in-law, Richard Halverson (Onalaska, WI), and a few remaining Sunshine Sisters.
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