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Alan D. Langfeldt, 80, died October 15th, 2017
ALAN D. "JUNCIE" LANGFELDT, age 80, of Loyal, passed away at Marshfield Medical Center on Sunday, October 15, 2017.

Funeral services will be held at 11am on Friday, October 20, 2017 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, in Loyal. Rev. Steve Brice will officiate with burial to follow in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.

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

Alan Dale Langfeldt was born on September 11, 1937 in Loyal, WI, to Max and Frances (Rueth) Langfeldt. He was raised and received his education in Loyal, graduating from Loyal High School in 1956. While in school, Alan began working for his father's business, Max Langfeldt & Sons Construction. During high school, he was involved in the school's mascot name change from the Maroons to the Greyhounds, and was the first president of the Letterman's Club. On October 5, 1957, he was united in marriage to Barbara C. Fricke at St. Anthony Catholic Church, in Loyal. They resided in Loyal and Alan worked for his father until 1973. He then incorporated his own business, Langfeldt Farm Building Repair, later forming a partnership with his son, Patrick. Alan continued to work until the time of his death.
He was a lifetime member of St. Anthony Catholic Church where he was an usher for many years, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Fatima Council #4963.
Alan was a family oriented man who especially loved spending time with his family and grandchildren, loved time spent in "The Shed" with family and friends, and was known for his quick wit. He was a devoted supporter of the Loyal Greyhounds and enjoyed woodworking, building wooden toys and collecting local memorabilia.

Alan will be dearly missed by his wife of 60 years, Barbara, of Loyal; six children: Sandra (Gary) Gardner of Woodstock, IL, Jill McLaughlin (Edward Asselin) of Eau Claire, Doug (Julia) Langfeldt of Castle Rock, CO, Jan Langfeldt-DiCola (Dan) of Prospect Heights, IL, Tami Langfeldt-Adams (Mitch) of Eau Claire, Patrick Langfeldt of Loyal; nine grandchildren; three sisters: Lois Wirkus of Onalaska, Joann Oestreich of Loyal, Bonnie Bender of Beaver Dam; one brother: Dan (Karlene) Langfeldt of Surprise, AZ; one brother-in-law: Norman Polasek of Green Bay; two sisters-in-law: Donna Langfeldt of Loyal and Jodi Langfeldt of Beaver Dam; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, godchildren and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters: Helen Polasek and Diane Langfeldt in infancy; three brothers: Robert, Herb and Steve Langfeldt; one sister-in-law: Darlene Langfeldt; and two brothers-in-law: Donald Oestreich and Tom Wirkus.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com.

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.
DuWayne A. Zillmer, 81, died October 11th, 2017
DuWayne Zillmer, age 81, of Marshfield, WI, formerly of Pulaski, WI entered his eternal home in heaven on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 surrounded by the love of his family.

DuWayne Alfred Zillmer was born on March 13, 1936 at his grandparents’ home in Neillsville, WI. He attended Greenwood schools and graduated from Greenwood High School in 1954. After high school he entered the US Army, serving in the Signal Corp. in White Sands, New Mexico. He was honorably discharged in 1956 and moved to Milwaukee, WI. It was there, DuWayne met Leah Radtke and they were united in marriage on October 5, 1968 in Pulaski, WI. Leah preceded DuWayne in death on May 26, 2010.
DuWayne worked for Nash Rambler, Mrs. Howes, and Barrel of Fun as a route driver in the Milwaukee area for many years. After retiring DuWayne and Leah returned to Pulaski, WI.

DuWayne enjoyed golfing and fishing, particularly trout fishing at the farm and an annual fishing trip to the Chippewa Flowage with Leah. DuWayne also cherished deer camp with the boys at the farm and their annual cheese run. In addition, cribbage was one of DuWayne’s favorite card games. He enjoyed being with his family and loved receiving the care packages his family they would send that always included baked goods specifically molasses cookies which he enjoyed with a tall glass of milk. Visits by family pets were always welcomed.
DuWayne was passionate about helping children in need and was a supporter of St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

In addition to his wife, DuWayne was also preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Marie Zillmer, father and mother-in-law, Loretta and Lester Radtke. He is survived by his brother, Robert (Barb) Zillmer of Milwaukee, WI, a sister, Karen (Ken) Lovstad of Chili, WI, a brother-in-law, Bud Radtke of Greenfield, WI, a sister-in-law, Lynn Radtke of Washington State, nieces, Laurie (Steve) Hushek, Stephanie (Russ) Johnston, Sherry Zillmer, Krisan (Scot) Paun and Kari (Toby) Watson, nephew, Kenny Lovstad, great nieces, Danielle (Aaron) Turner, Katie Paun and Sophie Watson, great nephews, Aaron (Amanda) Paun, Jordan Watson, Ben, Joey and Alex Hushek and great great nephew and niece, Kashten and Reilyn Paun.

The family would like to thank the staff at Three Oaks for the care and compassion shown to DuWayne during his time with them and Pastor Dan Schoessow for his visits, prayers and support.

DuWayne was a very loving and caring man who will be greatly missed by his family.

A private graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Gruhlke Cemetery in Fairchild, WI. Pastor Daniel Schoessow will officiate. Military honors will be performed by the Neillsville Veteran’s Council.

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

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting DuWayne’s family with Funeral arrangements.
Ronald H. Hainz, 79, died October 3rd, 2017
Ronald Hainz, age 79, of Neillsville, WI died Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the Marshfield Health Center.

Ronald Henry Hainz was born on October 22, 1937 in Neillsville, WI the son of Otto and Lulu (Schoen) Hainz. He grew up helping out at his father’s John Deere Implement and also on the family farm. Ron got into trucking at the age of 16 and had his own lime hauling business. On August 16, 1958 he was united in marriage to Gloria J. Northup in Neillsville. This year they celebrated their 59 wedding anniversary. Ron also worked for Tesmer’s and for 11 years he and Gloria drove semi-truck for DeBoer Trucking. During that time, he accumulated over one million miles over the road. He continued driving trucks even after leaving DeBoer.
During his earlier years, Ronnie enjoyed hunting, but more recently he loved fishing, camping, cookouts and playing cards.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria, and five children, Dean (Rhonda) Hainz of Neillsville and their children, Jamie, Candie, Raven, Heavyn and Degan, Sherri Hainz of Seguin, TX and her child, Bryan, Howie (Carla) Hainz of Neillsville and their children, Kari and Keith (Tif) and their children, Austin, Skylar, Aidan, Kylie and Addison, Ron (Sandy) Hainz of Neillsville and their children, Josh (Amber) their children, John, Noah and Amelia, Justin and his children, Tanner and Katelyn, Jason and his children, Gavin and Parker, Jordan and Steve (Rhiannon) and their children, Soley, Jared and Reagan and Louann Solberg of Rhinelander, WI. Ronnie is further survived by a brother, Chuck Hainz of Chili, WI and a sister, Betty Lou Mancl of Texas.

He was preceded in death by a son, Steve, his parents, a brother, Otto and a sister, Darlyne.

Funeral Services for Ron will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor Terry Marg will officiate. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., Saturday at the Gesche Funeral Home.

Casket Bearers are his grandchildren, Justin Hainz, Jason Hainz, Josh Hainz, Candie Hainz, Keith Hainz and Bryan Jensen.

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

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Ronald’s family with Funeral arrangements.
Terry J. Vandeberg, 54, died October 1st, 2017
Terry Vandeberg, age 54, of Granton, WI died Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Marshfield Medical Center.

Terry Joe Vandeberg was born on August 1, 1963 in Neillsville, WI the son of John and Marjorie Ann (Dietz) Vandeberg. He was raised in Granton and graduated from Granton High School in 1982. Following graduation he worked at Short’s Fur Farm and Tesmer Construction for a short time before finding his calling in life as a milk hauler. He hauled for Lynn Dairy and later for Nasonville Dairy for over twenty years. He met the love of his life, Sandy Knoff, in 2009. They were engaged to be married in September of 2018. He worshiped his grandpa, Fred Dietz, who introduced Terry to his favorite hobbies, hunting, fishing and trapping.

Terry was a member of the Zion American Lutheran Church in Granton. He was also a member of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation and the Wisconsin Trapper’s Association.

He is survived by his grandson, Ryan John Brost, his fiancé Sandy Knoff and her three children, Jennifer (Kristopher) Decorah along with their children, Cecelia, Rosetta and Eleanora, Lynn Knoff along with her children, Autumn and David and Annette (fiancé Andrew) Knoff along with her children, Tyler, Alice and Zoey and Andrew’s four children. Terry is further survived by his parents, John and Margie Vandeberg, his siblings, Jim Vandeberg, Barb (Brian) Friemoth, Debbie Vandeberg and Bob (Jenny) Vandeberg, niece, Jessica (Cory) Melvin along with their children, Skylar, Payton and Lexi, niece, Ashley (fiancé, Jeff Handt) Friemoth and their child, Easton, nephew, Zach Friemoth, niece McKenzie Friemoth, nephew, Chris (fiancé, Ashley) Vandeberg along with their children, Conner, Hailey and Josalynn, a nephew, Austin Vandeberg a niece, Page Vandeberg, his Huskie dog, Yukon and his cat, Frosty.

He was preceded in death by his son, Ryan and his grandparents, Fred and Myra Dietz and Chris and Florence Vandeberg.

Funeral Services for Terry will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor Steven Wentz will officiate.

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

Honorary casket bearers are: Tom Dix, Dustin Dix, Zach Friemoth and Kristopher Decorah.

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

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Terry’s family with Funeral arrangements.
Glenda A. Woitas, 78, died September 29th, 2017
Glenda (Wick) Woitas, 78, of Neillsville, passed peacefully on Friday, September 29th, at Marshfield Health System after a recent illness.

Glenda Wick was born in Ada, MN, on May 31st, 1939, to Selmer and Hulda Wick; she graduated from Ada High School in 1957. Glenda was married to Will Cichy, and later David Woitas, until the time of his passing.

Glenda lived in St. Paul for 24 years, moved to Neillsville in 2004 and resided there until her most recent illness. Glenda loved her perennial gardens, baking, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Glenda was preceded in death by her husband David, her parents, a sister Roberta Wick, and a brother Richard Wick. She is survived by sisters Colene Rose and Sandra Wick, both of Duluth, MN, and by her daughters Carleen (Greg) Howell of Minneapolis, MN, Nita (Brian) Hanson of St. Paul, and Katie (Matt) Jorgensen of Neillsville.
She is further survived by her grandchildren: Ruth (Griffin Strunk) Howell, Rebecca Howell, Mary (Phil) Meyer, Samuel Howell; Marcus and Shannon Hanson; and Elizabeth, Marie, and Mark Jorgensen.

Services will be held at 2 PM on Thursday, October 19th, with visitation one hour prior to service at Gesche Funeral Home; Pastor Chad Anderson of Calvary Lutheran Church officiating. Honorary pall bearers are her grandsons, Griffin Strunk, Phil Meyer, Samuel Howell, Marcus Hanson, and Mark Jorgensen.

Memorials can be directed to Calvary Lutheran Church Media Ministry fund.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at Marshfield Health System for their care and comfort.

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

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Glenda’s family with Funeral arrangements.
June Kay Siebert-Feely, 67, died September 29th, 2017
June Kay Siebert-Feely, age 67 passed away peacefully at her home in Cross Plains, WI. on September 29, 2017.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, Oct 16 at 2:00 at the Olbrech Gardens in Madison, WI.

Visitation will be at 1:00.
Raymond Wolfe, 89, died September 26th, 2017
Raymond M. Wolfe, 89, of Granton, WI, died on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at his home.

Raymond was born on September 12, 1928 in the Town of Easton, Marathon County, the son of Charles and Elizabeth (Ladd) Wolfe. After completing 8th grade, he moved to the city of Wausau to live with his sister Irene and her husband Norman Kell, due to childhood asthma. He began delivering milk to homes in Wausau for Stieber Dairy and worked at a service station. After several years, he returned to the family farm. On June 14, 1947 he was united in marriage to Joan F. Kurth at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wausau, WI. They purchased the Wolfe family farm and farmed there for many years while raising five children. Ray did custom baling and combining for area farmers. He also started a trucking business, that hauled can milk for Star and Easton Center cheese factories, and spread fertilizer and lime for FS Cooperative in Antigo. He also did logging in the winter months.
In 1960, he fell from a load of hay and broke his back. Ray was then unable to continue his trucking business, so he obtained an insurance license and sold life, property and casualty insurance for five years. He went back to farming and later Ray and Joan moved to Mercer where they raised potatoes, logged their properties and he worked on a rice & cranberry farm at Manitowish Waters, WI. In 2005 they moved to Weston Township, Neillsville, WI to be closer to family. After Joan's passing in 2015, Ray moved to Granton, WI. Ray is a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Christie, WI.

He is survived by his children; Mary Lou (Bruce) Klug of Merrill, WI, Donna Lindow, Chili, WI, Nancy (Gary)Hansen of Granton, WI, David Wolfe of Boulder Junction, WI and Lindy (Sherman) Roberts of Rhinelander, WI. He is survived by twenty grandchildren and thirty-six great-grandchildren.

Raymond was preceded in death by his wife Joan on June 15, 2015, his parents Charles and Elizabeth Wolfe, his father and mother-in-law, August and Josephine Kurth, brothers Herbert Wolfe and Russell Wolfe, sisters Laura Post and Irene Kell and his son-in-law Mike Lindow.

Funeral services for Raymond will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 30th at Zion Lutheran Church in the town of Easton, E7195 Star Road, Aniwa, WI, 54408. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 29, 2017 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville, WI and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday morning at the church.

Casket bearers are: Mike Klug, John Klug, Tom Klug, Joe Klug, Kevin Lindow, Ryan Hansen, Chad Hansen, Tyler Wolfe, Logan Wolfe, Michael Wolfe, Ian Wolfe and Tom Gilbertson.

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

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Raymond’s family with Funeral arrangements.
Ruth Zepplin, 95, died September 19th, 2017
RUTH L. ZEPPLIN, age 95, of Loyal, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, September 19, 2017 at Wells Nature View in Marshfield.

A memorial service for Ruth will be held at 11am on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Loyal United Methodist Church, with Rev. Patsy Roe officiating. Burial will take place in Hillside Cemetery, in Marshfield, at a later date.

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

Ruth Louise Bloy was born on November 23, 1921 in Marshfield, WI, the daughter of Albert and Esther (Grambsch) Bloy. She was raised and received her education in Marshfield, graduating from Marshfield High School in 1939. After completing high school, Ruth went to work at the Marshfield News-Herald. She was united in marriage to Byron B. Zepplin on August 14, 1946 at Zion Evangelical United Brethren Church in Marshfield. They moved to Loyal on August 30, 1947 where her husband was working at Grambsch Gas and Electric. They purchased the gas business from Clyde Grambsch in 1954 and later purchased the furniture business from Carl Myre, in 1958. Ruth was the buyer and bookkeeper for the store and raised their three children. In 1996, they sold the business to their son, Brad. She continued to do the books for the business until 2016.
She has many interest, but especially loved spending time at the Mead Lake with her family, watching old movies, traveling, playing solitaire, crossword puzzles, sudoku puzzles, and was an avid Packer and Badger fan.
Ruth was a member of the Loyal United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School, was the choir director and church organist for many years. She was also a member of the Women's Study Club until it disbanded, a member of the Red Hat Society, was a Girl Scouts Den Mother, was active on the Chamber of Commerce, and was named Citizen of the Year in 2007.

She will be dearly missed by her three children: Alana (Mike) Ziaya of Marshfield, Andrea (Rob) Hovick of Marshfield, Brad (Lisa) of Loyal; five grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one sister: Jeanette McCormick of Fond Du Lac; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Byron. on May 19, 2002; and one brother: Dr. James Bloy.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com.

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Dorothy (Bagwell) Langreck , 92, died September 18th, 2017
Dorothy (Bagwell) Langreck of Neillsville passed away on September 18, 2017, at the age of 92 at the House of Dove in Marshfield, WI. She was a resident of the Neillsville Retirement Community since 2013.

Dorothy was born to Carl and Florence Spaete on October 12, 1924 in the Town of Washburn. She attended Neillsville schools. Dorothy married Donald Phillips in Florida and had one daughter, Dorothy Ann, and later divorced. Dorothy moved to Chicago and was married to Willy Bagwell for several years until his death. Dorothy lived and worked in Chicago where she was employed at various jobs and later retired after 30 plus years making bus fare coin boxes at General Farebox, Inc. In 1988 she moved back to Neillsville to be closer to her family, and at the age of 65 got a driver’s license for the first time. Dorothy met Harold Langreck several years after moving to Neillsville and they were married in April of 2002.

Dorothy is survived by her granddaughter, Kellie Murphy (Neil Czarnecki), grandsons Kevin (Judy) Zickert and Ryan Murphy, all of Neillsville; 3 great-grandchildren, Karsen, Krue and Bekkah; a sister, Ruth (Donald) Meihak of Neillsville; a brother, Lawrence (Caroline) Spaete of Belvidere, IL; and several nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was predeceased by her husbands Willy Bagwell and Harold Langreck; her daughter, Dorothy Resong; her parents; and a brother, Robert Spaete.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville with Pastor Douglas Bjerke officiating.

Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday. Burial will follow in the City of Neillsville Cemetery.
Quentin Anderson, 28, died September 17th, 2017
QUENTIN S. ANDERSON, age 28, of Chippewa Falls, formerly of Loyal, passed away at his home on Sunday, September 17, 2017.

A gathering for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 1pm to 4pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Loyal.

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mary V. Bleecker, 80, died September 13th, 2017
Mary V. Bleecker, 80, of Neillsville, WI, died on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield, WI.

Mary Virginia Edwards was born on March 1, 1937 in Madison, WI the daughter of Otto Glen and Virginia Sarah (Greene) Edwards. Her family moved to Fort Atkinson where she received her education and then to McHenry, IL where they owned a restaurant. She met Bill Bleecker and they were married and moved to Whitewater, WI where she worked for Jones’s Dairy Farm and Meats for many years. Mary and Bill moved to Neillsville, WI and bought the Moonlight Inn which they owned for several years. When they sold the Moonlight they moved to the country and Mary worked at Hoppa’s bar. Bill and Mary divorced and Mary moved back to Whitewater where she worked as a cook for UW Whitewater. After she retired she moved back to Neillsville. Mary loved to cook, play cards, visiting with friend and family and enjoyed a good beer.

She is survived by her children; Billy (Leanne) Bleecker of Red Granite, WI, Teresa (Todd) Brandt of Antigo, WI and Tim Bleecker of Neillsville, WI, many grandchildren and great grandchildren, a brother James (Mary Evelyn) Edwards of TX and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Gerald, a grandson, and sisters; Betty Olson and Pat Messier.

A Memorial Service will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Neillsville American Legion Post #73.

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

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Mary’s family with Funeral arrangements.
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