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Wayne E. Bryan Sr., 79, died December 3rd, 2016
Wayne Bryan Sr., age 79, of Neillsville, WI died Saturday, December 3, 2016, surrounded by his loving family, at his home on Columbia Avenue.

Wayne Eugene Bryan was born on March 26, 1937 in Black River Falls, WI the son of George H. Bryan Sr. and Leona (Broihier) Byran. On May 27, 1954 he was united in marriage to Mary Jean Vinney in Waukon, IA. He worked as a truck driver at Arthur Overgaard in Elroy, WI, and then as a certified Ford Mechanic at Messic Auto Repair in Douglas, WY and Millis Brothers Ford in Black River Falls, WI. Injuries from a trucking accident forced him to retire early.

Wayne enjoyed working on vehicles and spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed trading relics with his family members. Wayne also enjoyed playing guitar, singing and playing crazy eights with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Mary, nine children, Lynette (Rod) Canfield of Colfax, WI, Wayne (Becky Bartche) Bryan Jr. of Douglas, WY, Jane Bryan of Lander, WY, Joan Bryan of Neillsville, WI, Beverly (Mike) Bettencourt of Black River Falls, WI, Jeff (Patty) Bryan of Neillsville, WI, Jim (Lisa) Bryan of Neillsville, WI, Brenda (Matt) Gallagher of Douglas, WY and Mike (Jessie Krietlow) Bryan of Neillsville, WI, 28 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, five brothers, Robert (Berta) Bryan of Neillsville, WI, Donald Bryan of Neillsville, WI, Del (Joyce) Bryan of Glenrock, WY, Joe Bryan of Neillsville WI and David (Betty) Bryan of Neillsville, WI, four sisters, Susie Guetchow of Beloit, WI, Jeannie (Ron) Yankee of Round Lake, IL, Judy Bryan of Bangor, ME and Bonnie (Joe) Ferraro of Neillsville, WI. Wayne is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Sr. and Leona Bryan and four siblings, Viola Larson, George Bryan Jr., John Bryan and Dean Bryan.

A Memorial Service for Wayne will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville, WI. Pastor Kevin Newell will officiate.

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday at the Gesche Funeral Home.

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

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Wayne’s family with Funeral arrangements.
Gene D. Huth, 76, died November 29th, 2016
Gene Huth, age 76, of Granton, WI died Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, WI after a short illness.

Gene Douglas Huth was born on February 4, 1940 in Milwaukee, WI the son of Arnold and Frances (St. John) Huth. He entered the United States Air Force on February 8, 1957 at the age of 17. After his honorable discharge on March 8, 1961 he drove gravel truck for Plautz/Pekol, worked at consolidated papers in Wisconsin Rapids and for the majority of his life worked at Schneider Trucking as a truck driver. He was united in marriage to Edna Lindner on October 7, 1961 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sherwood. He retired from Schneider’s at the age of 57.

Gene was the president of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sherwood, the chairman of the town of Washburn, served on the town board for 16 years, was the president of the Granton area Fire Board, served on the Neillsville Municipal Ambulance board and was a member of the Haugen-Richmond American Legion Post #73.

Gene was an awesome father, grandfather and great grandfather. His family was the most important part of his life and he was very involved in their lives. He loved making wood and riding motorcycle.

He is survived by four children, Pam (Kenny) Friemoth of Granton, WI, Dawn (Richard) Wendorf of Merrill, WI, Shane Huth of Granton, WI and Travis Huth of Granton, WI, nine grandchildren, Jacob (Sherry) Friemoth, Kyle (Michelle) Friemoth, Cody Friemoth, Luke (Katie) Friemoth, Lance Robinson, Douglas Kuehl, Tanner Huth, Christine (Joe) Bartel and Victoria Huth, nine great grandchildren, four siblings John (Mary) Huth of DePere, WI, Nela Stacy of Mauston, WI, Bernard (Donna) Huth of Dorchester, WI and Shari (Joe) Wolk of Thorp, WI along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna in 1981, his parents, a brother, Arnold “Bud” Huth and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Huth

Funeral services for Gene will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 3, 2016 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pittsville, WI. Pastor Gary Markworth will officiate. Music will be provided by Ashley Volovsek, organist. Military honors will be performed by the Neillsville Veteran’s Council.

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

Casket bearers are his grandsons, Jacob Friemoth, Kyle Friemoth, Cody Friemoth, Luke Friemoth, Lance Robinson, Douglas Kuehl and Tanner Huth.

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

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Gene’s family with Funeral arrangements.
IRENE V. PETERSON, 90, died November 27th, 2016
IRENE V. PETERSON, age 90, of Owen, WI, passed away at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital, in Marshfield, WI, on Sunday, November 27, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Cuddie Funeral Home, in Loyal, WI, with Deacon Edward Kerr officiating. Burial will follow in the Norwegian Cemetery in Curtiss, WI.

Visitation will be held at Cuddie Funeral Home, on Saturday, from 11am until time of service.

Irene Violet Poppy was born on October 15, 1926 in the Town of Richfield, Wood County, WI, the daughter of Johann Ferdinand and Elsie Amelia Sophia (Karsten) Poppy. She was raised on the family farm and received her education in the Town of Richfield. Irene was united in marriage to George Clayton Peterson on March 12, 1967 at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Sparta, WI. They lived in several towns, before moving to Owen, WI in 1980. Her husband, George, died on February 10, 1987. Irene lived in Owen until the time of her death.

She had many interests, but especially loved spending time with her family and friends, watching birds and animals of all kinds, dancing, traveling, and Polka music.

Irene is survived by three children: Carrie (William) Schultz of Sparta, WI, George C. Peterson, Jr. of Owen, WI; Ronald D. Peterson of Owen, WI; 5 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George; two sisters, Elnora Schroeder and Doris Resler; and one brother, John Poppy.

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

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.
THOMAS F. ELMER, 88, died November 27th, 2016
THOMAS F. ELMER, age 88, of Greenwood, WI, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, November 27, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 11am on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Loyal, WI. Rev. Daniel Zimmerman will officiate and burial will follow in the Greenwood City Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the Greenwood American Legion Post #238. Pallbearers will be his grandsons: Brandon Elmer, Justin Eskildsen, John Wendland, Sam Wendland, Luke Schiferl and Aaron Schiferl.

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

Thomas Franz Elmer was born on August 28, 1928 in the Town of Warner, Clark County, WI, to Ernest and Bertha (Franz) Elmer. He was raised on the family farm and received his education in the Greenwood area, graduating from Greenwood High School in 1947. He entered the U.S. Air Force on December 30, 1947, where he attended flight mechanic school and was a Flight Engineer. He served during the Korean War and was honorably discharged on December 29, 1951. Tom returned to Greenwood and went to work for Wisconsin Airlines in Madison, WI. He was united in marriage to Marlene Ann Kramer on October 22, 1955 at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Greenwood. Tom purchased a milk route, which he operated for 4 years. He then sold the route and took over farming his family farm in the Town of Warner. After retiring in 1985 and selling the farm to his son Bruce, Tom worked for Landini Auctions, read meters for Clark Electric, and delivered meals on wheels.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Loyal, a member of the Greenwood American Legion Post #238, was a former member of the Loyal Circle 8 Square Dancers, previously served as a supervisor for the Towns of Warner and Beaver, and had served on the boards for the Greenwood Credit Union and the Greenwood Co-op.

Tom had many interests, but especially loved spending time with his family and friends, camping, fishing, playing cards, going on car rides, Paint by Numbers paintings and wearing goofy hats.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Marlene, of Greenwood; his children: Barbara (Tim) Wendland of Green Bay, Bruce (Jo) Elmer of Greenwood, Rhonda (Arlyn) Eskildsen of Loyal, Darla (Randy Schiferl of Hewitt; 15 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and one brother: Lester (Faye) Elmer of Albuquerque, NM.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Milton, in infancy.

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

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Violet “Vi” H. Edwards, 83, died November 21st, 2016
Violet “Vi” H. Edwards, 83, of Eau Claire, WI died on Monday, November 21, 2016 at Grace Woodlands where she was a resident.

Violet Helen Edwards was born on February 24, 1933 in Neillsville, WI, the daughter of Paul and Lillian (Schnabel) Wagner. She attended Meadowview School and graduated from Neillsville High School. On June 9, 1951 she was united in marriage to Darrell Edwards. They owned and operated Edwards Farmers Store and Hardware in Alma Center. They later divorced and after they sold the business she remained working in retail for several years. She was also a member of the Merrillan Eastern Star. Vi eventually moved to Eau Claire and worked as a housekeeper until her retirement. She enjoyed needlepoint, sewing and embroidery but her main love was her family. She will be remembered as a wonderful mother and a doting grandmother. She had a way of making all of her children and grandchildren feel special.

Vi is survived by two sons; Scott (Vickie) Edwards of Eau Claire, WI, Steve Edwards of Mauston, WI a daughter-in-law; Dee Osell of Prior Lake, MN and son-in-law; Ray Walker of Humbird, WI, seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Jeff, a daughter, LoriKay, a grandson David Robert Walker, brothers; Verlyn and Ronald and a sister; Lorraine.

A Memorial Service will be held for Vi at 12:00 p.m., Friday, December 16, 2016 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor Terry Marg will officiate.

Visitation time will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Friday, December 16, 2016 at the Gesche Funeral Home.

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

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Vi’s family with Funeral arrangements.
Dylan M. Kell, 22, died November 20th, 2016
Dylan Kell, age 22, of Stratford, WI died Sunday, November 20, 2016 in Neillsville, WI.

Dylan Maverick Kell was born on September 4, 1994 in Marshfield, WI the son of Bruce and Susan (Schoengarth) Kell. They lived in Neillsville until Dylan was six and then they moved to Stratford, WI. Dylan graduated from Stratford High School in 2013. After graduating, Dylan worked for Stratford Sign, Counter Form in Marshfield and currently was employed at Vita Plus in Loyal.

Dylan had a kind heart and a true desire to please people. He loved motorcycle riding and hunting. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his father, Bruce Kell of Withee, WI, his mother, Suzi (Michael) Breit of Stratford, WI, two siblings, Jessi (Kurt) Scheider of Neillsville, WI and Coltan Breit of Stratford, WI and his grandmother, Ann Schoengarth of Neillsville WI.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Harris Schoengarth and his paternal grandparents, Roger and Mary Ellen Kell.

A memorial visitation for Dylan will be held from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville, WI.

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

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Dylan’s family with Funeral arrangements.
DEBORAH E. KRULTZ, 59, died November 19th, 2016
DEBORAH E. KRULTZ, age 59, of Greenwood, WI, passed away at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, in Marshfield, on Saturday, November 19, 2016.

A memorial service will be held at 11am on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Immanuel United Church of Christ, rural Greenwood, WI.

Visitation will be held at the church, on Monday, November 28, 2016 from 4pm to 8pm, and again on Tuesday, from 10am until time of service.

Deborah Elaine Craig was born on February 7, 1957, the youngest child of Thurman and Martha (Brown) Craig. She was the only one of her siblings to be born in Wisconsin, as her family moved to Willard, WI, from Indiana, in January 1957. She attended Willard Grade School and graduated with honors from Greenwood High School in 1975. She then attended UW River Falls where she studied Agricultural Education. After graduation, she worked as a sales representative for Ralston Purina from 1979 –1981, after which she farmed in Willard from 1981-1983. Deb married David James Krultz on February 12, 1983 at Grace United Methodist Church, in Greenwood. Together they owned and operated Broken Wheel Farms on his home farm northwest of Greenwood, where she continued to live after her husband’s passing in 2002. She later was employed as a receptionist at Loyal Veterinary Services from February 2004 to November 2016.

Deborah was very active in various community organizations. She was a member of the county, state, and National Holstein Association, serving 6 years on the board directors at the county level; the Clark County Farm Bureau, where she was named Women’s Committee Chairman; and was appointed to the WI Farm Bureau Federation Dairy Policy Committee in 1987. Both she and her husband, David, were very proud to be named the Outstanding Young Farming Couple in 1985 by the Wisconsin State Jaycees, and nominated parade marshals for the 1995 Dairy Days Parade. Being the daughter of a veteran, she was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for 17 years, serving as treasurer for 11 years. She was also director and secretary for the Learn-A-Lot Preschool for three years. As her children grew older, her community involvement focused more on being a leader for the Willard-Braun 4-H club and active in the Greenwood FFA Alumni, where she was a lifetime member. She served as the Town of Warner treasurer for 20 years. Most recently, she had joined the Greenwood Public Library Board. After the closing of Grace United Methodist Church, she became a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Greenwood, WI.

Deborah had many interests, including, reading, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, trying new recipes and spending time with family. After the sale of her own cattle and machinery, she always enjoyed a nice drive on a sunny afternoon to check out everyone’s crops and see their cattle grazing, while telling stories of past generations who owned each property.

She will be dearly missed by her two children: Doug of Lake Hallie, Jenn of Spencer; her sisters: Mary (Jerry) Willis of Huber Heights, OH, Sandra (Craig) Gordon of Sun Prairie, Kay Hyland of Mishawaka, IN, Sarah (Jack) Trunkel of Willard; as well as her husband’s family: Dorothy Galiger (John Miller) of Sun Lake, AZ, Donna Reineke of New Berlin, M. Edward Krultz of Greenwood, Ralph Krultz of Greenwood, Gary Krultz of Greenwood, Barbara (Steve) Koschak of Middleton, Bonnie (Tom) Brierton of Junction City, and Jana (Gary) Greenwald of Marshfield; her aunt: Mona Brown; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Preceding her in death were her husband, David, on October 30, 2002; her parents; her sister: Linda Waldburger: her in-laws: Selvian and Vicki Krultz, Jim Reineke, Judy Krultz, Barbara M. Krultz, and Richard Hyland.

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

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Greenwood, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
EDWARD J. DOMINE, JR., 85, died November 19th, 2016
EDWARD J. DOMINE, JR. age 85, of Loyal, WI, passed away at the home of his granddaughter, Ashley, in La Crosse, WI, on Saturday, November 19, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Friday, December 2, 2016 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Loyal. Fr. Steve Brice will officiate and burial will follow in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the Loyal American Legion Post #175. There will be no visitation prior to the service.

Edward John Domine, Jr. was born on December 26, 1930 in Loyal, WI, to Edward J. Sr. and Eleanora (Schuld) Domine. He was raised on the family farm, south of Loyal, and attended Mack School. His family later moved into Loyal, where he attended St. Anthony Catholic School and graduated from Loyal High School in 1949. Ed was drafted into the U.S. Army on May 24, 1951 and served during the Korean War until May 14, 1953. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Loyal and was united in marriage to Ardith M. Wolfe on July 1, 1953 at St. Anthony Catholic Church. They moved to Milwaukee where he worked as a gear cutter for the Falk Corporation. In 1963, they purchased the Ever Breeze Resort on Pike Lake, near Park Falls, WI, which they operated until 1968. They sold the resort and moved back to Loyal. Ed worked for a short time at Pathfinder Homes, in Spencer, and then went to work at Land O' Lakes, in Spencer, where he worked for 27 years, retiring in 1997. They continued to reside in Loyal until moving to Marshfield in 2014 and then to La Crosse to live with their granddaughter, Ashley, in October 2016.

Ed had many interests, but especially loved spending time with his family, deer and squirrel hunting, fishing and taking short trips.

He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and the Loyal American Legion Post #175.

Ed will be dearly missed by his wife, Ardith, of La Crosse; one granddaughter: Ashley (Orey) Eckes and their two children, Easton and Dekker Eckes, of La Crosse; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents: one daughter: Tracy R. Domine on May 8, 2008; three sisters: Helen Schwellenbach, Verna Shupe, Evelyn Shober; and four brothers: Art, Franklin, Manuial "Stub", and Lawrence Domine.

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

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.
ARTHUR J. OLSEN, 94, died November 18th, 2016
ARTHUR J. OLSEN, age 94, of Loyal, WI, passed away at Golden Living Center - Three Oaks, in Marshfield, WI, on Friday, November 18, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 11am on Friday, November 25, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Loyal, with Rev. Daniel Zimmerman officiating. Burial will take place in the Loyal Lutheran Cemetery at a later date. Pallbearers will be: Luke Olsen, John Edwards, Zach Edwards, Stephanie Kuohujoki, Jaron Olson, Amin Eshaq, Larry Rueth and Jim Helm.

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

Arthur James Olsen was born on October 28, 1922 in Town of Warner, rural Greenwood, WI, the son of Christian and Angeline (Dyre) Olsen. He was raised on the family farm and received his elementary education in Greenwood and Loyal, He attended one year of high school in Riplinger, graduating from Loyal High School in 1941. During high school, Art worked as a Soda Jerk at Wepfer's Drug Store, in Loyal. He was united in marriage to Beverly Mae Pieper on October 18, 1944. They worked and resided in Loyal until moving to Milwaukee in the fall of 1948. Art worked at Allen-Bradley until the spring of 1959, at which time they moved back to Loyal and bought a farm northwest of town. They sold the farm in the spring of 1981 and moved into Loyal. After retiring from the farm, Art drove school bus for Dahl's Bus Service from 1983 to 2000. He also stayed busy doing woodworking and carpentry work. His wife, Beverly, died on April 5, 2005. Art continued to live in Loyal until moving to the Hometown Village Apartments, in Loyal, in 2011. He later entered the Clark County Health Care Center and then moved to Golden Living Center-Three Oaks, in Marshfield.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where he served in various capacities on the church council, served on the Loyal School Board, was Mayor of the City of Loyal for two separate terms, totaling 13 years of service, was a member of the Loyal Snow Angels Snowmobile Club, and was a volunteer fireman for the Town of Beaver when he was on the farm.

Art had many interests, but especially loved spending time with his family and friends, bowling, playing dartball, camping and playing sheepshead.

He is survived by 3 children: James A. of Lubbock, TX, Audrey Olsen of Loyal, WI, Bill (Dori) of Arpin, WI; 6 grandchildren: Stephanie (Sage) Kuohujoki, Jennifer (Amin) Eshaq, John (Nancy) Edwards, Alyce Edwards, Luke Olsen, Lauryn Olsen; 9 great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; 2 brothers: Rev. Floyd Olsen of Hutchinson, MN, John (Gladys) Olsen of Marshfield, WI; one sister: Ella Stevens of Eau Claire, WI; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Beverly; one daughter: Correen, in infancy on April 6, 1959; one grandson: Patrick Olson on June 7, 2006; and 3 brothers: Howard, Vern and Conrad Olsen.

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

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Robert “Bob” R. Kalsow, 80, died November 17th, 2016
Robert R. Kalsow, age 80, of Neillsville, WI died on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at his home.

Robert Richard Kalsow was born on September 5, 1936 in Neillsville, WI the son of Hans and Renata (Eberhardt) Kalsow. He graduated from Neillsville High School in 1954 and then joined the Army National Guard. On August 13, 1966 he was united in marriage to Carol Weichelt. They farmed in the town of Seif until 1980. Then Bob went to work for Cenex Feeds for 18 years. After semi-retiring in 1998, he enjoyed his time out on his land, working in the woods, making maple syrup, sawing logs, cutting wood and making hay.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church Pine Valley and served on their church council. He was also a life-time member of the Disabled American Veterans Association.

Robert is survived by his wife; Carol, a son; Dale (Anne) Kalsow of Hudson, WI, a daughter, Dawn Kalsow of Chippewa Falls, WI, 4 grandchildren, Brandan, Channa, Evan and Faith, a sister, Edna O’Leary of Humbird, WI and two nieces and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Funeral Service for Robert will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at the Zion Lutheran Church Pine Valley in Neillsville. Pastor Chad Anderson will officiate. Music will be provided by Beverly Kraly, organist.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., Wednesday morning prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Neillsville City Cemetery, with military honors performed by the Neillsville Veteran’s Council.

Serving as casket bearers will be Dale Kalsow, Anne Kalsow, Brandan Kalsow, Channa Kalsow, Evan Kalsow and Faith Kalsow.

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

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Roberts’s family with Funeral arrangements.
HERSCHEL M. TETER, 84, died November 15th, 2016
HERSCHEL M. TETER, age 84, of Marshfield, WI, formerly of Loyal, WI, passed away at Atrium Post Acute Care, in Marshfield, on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

A memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Loyal. Rev. Daniel Zimmerman will officiate and inurnment will follow in the Loyal Lutheran Cemetery.

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

Herschel Merwin Teter was born on November 19, 1931, in Lenawee County, MI, rural Adrian, MI, the son of Harry and Gladys (Bird) Teter. He was raised on a farm, near Waterloo, IA, where he received his education and graduated from high school in 1947. After completing high school, Herschel moved with his parents to a farm east of Loyal. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1950 and served in Korea as a tank commander, having attained the rank of sergeant, and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. On June 19, 1954, he married Colleen Schweer at Readlyn, IA and together they raised five children. Herschel and Colleen farmed in the Loyal area, and he later drove semi-truck for the former Foremost Foods in Owen, Roehl Transport in Marshfield, and lastly for Grassland Butter in Greenwood.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Unity American Legion Post #358, and DAV Chapter 57.

He is survived by his wife, Colleen, of Marshfield; 5 children: Dr. Allen (Susan) Teter of Marshfield, Peggy (Greg) Lindner of Marshfield, Cheryl (Glenn) Patoka of Menasha, Michele (Dean) Scherer of Greenwood, Jenise (Robert) Oertel of Auburndale; 14 grandchildren: Geoffrey Lindner (fiancée Dana Tritz), Joe (Kayla) Krasselt, Sara (Trevor) Newman, Matt (Jenna) Krasselt, Shanna (Aaron) Smith, Jameson Krasselt (fiancee Shannon Ramirez), Shawn Patoka, McKayla Scherer, Shane Scherer, Brianna (Jesse) Pfeffer, Trevin Oertel, Aubrey Oertel, Tori Scherer, Gavin Teter; 8 great-grandchildren: Lydia, Natalie, Nash, Nathaniel, Kylan, Emelia, Annabelle, Libby Mae; one brother: Dale (Barbara) Teter of Granton; many nieces and nephews and their families.

Herschel was preceded in death by his parents, Harry & Gladys Teter, and 2 sisters & their spouses: Marguerite (Keith) Thomson and Norma Jean (Dell) Bravener.

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

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Viola J. Buchholz, 82, died November 15th, 2016
Viola Buchholz, age 82, of Neillsville, WI died November 15, 2016 at the Stoney River Memory Care Center in Marshfield, WI.

Viola Jane Free was born on February 22, 1934 in Neillsville, WI the daughter of Herbert and Inger (Searls) Free. She was a life-long resident of Clark County as she grew up in the Town of York and attended Loyal schools. She married Richard Buchholz on November 1, 1952 at the York Center United Methodist Church. They lived in the Christie area and farmed on the Buchholz family farm. In later years she worked at Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville before retirement.

Viola was a member of the York Center United Methodist Church. She enjoyed being part of the Ladies Aid and Weston Homemakers. Her favorite things to do were sewing and cooking.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Earl Buchholz, four children, Roger (Joan), Dennis (Judy), Randy and Becky all of Neillsville, six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Fredrick, her parents, two sisters and a brother.

A Memorial Service for Viola will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 18, 2016 at the York Center United Methodist Church. Pastor Patsy Roe will officiate. Music will be provided by Sheri Molloch, pianist. Interment will be in the Marie Louise Chapel Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Friday at the Church.

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

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Viola’s family with Funeral arrangements.
Harvey O. Pischer, 90, died November 14th, 2016
Harvey O. Pischer, age 90, of Neillsville, WI died Monday, November 14, 2016 at the Pine View Care Center in Black River Falls, WI.

Harvey Oswald Pischer was born on May 15, 1926 in the Town of Grant, Clark County, Wisconsin, the son of Oswald A. and Anna J. (Mallig) Pischer. He was baptized June 6, 1926 and was confirmed on May 26, 1940. Harvey attended the Wild Rose School in the Town of Grant, Maple-Works Lutheran School, and graduated from Granton High School in 1944.

He was married to Amber Marg on June 26, 1948 in Granton. They farmed in the Granton area for a number of years. Harvey also worked at the South Grant Cheese Factory. The family moved to Neillsville in 1958. Harvey went to work for Tesmer Construction, working there for 33 years. He retired in 1991 as co-owner of Tesmer Construction. He also worked part-time for Gross Motors in Neillsville.

Harvey was quite involved in city and county affairs, serving on the City Council as 3rd Ward Alderman. He was a charter member of the Clark County Forestry and Parks Trails Advisory Committee, and the Clark County Comprehensive Land Use Plan Committee. Harvey served 12 years on the Neillsville Airport Committee, and was involved in some of the improvements we have there today. He also belonged to the Neillsville Men’s Club, the Southern Clark County Sportsman’s Club, and the Granton FFA Alumni. Harvey held membership in the Clark County Historical Society and the 1897 Clark County Jail Museum. He was a member of the Hatfield Snowmobile Club, and at one time served as Vice President of the Clark County Snowmobile Council. Harvey enjoyed snowmobiling, fishing, and camping with his grandchildren.

Harvey was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville, and served as chairman of the building committee for the new church built in 1968.

He is survived by his wife, Amber, along with four children, Kenneth Pischer (Trudy Kendall) of Santa Rosa, CA, Kathleen (Thomas) Hyslop of Pewaukee, WI, David Pischer (Karen Ivey) of Edmonds, WA, and Carrie (Dan) Christie of Black River Falls, WI.

He was the proud grandfather of Jason (Valerie) Pischer, Jennifer (Joseph) Barker, Erik (Megan) Hyslop, Kevin (Jennifer) Christie, Lisa and Lori Christie, Anna and Austin Pischer, and Amber and Alex Ivey.

He also had seven great-grandchildren, Hudson and Ryan Pischer, Tommy, Morgan and Will Barker, Helena Hyslop, and Elizabeth Christie.

Harvey was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Viola Keuer of Granton and a brother, Leroy Pischer of Douglas, AZ.

Visitation will take place on Friday, December 9th at the Gesche Funeral Home, 4 South Grand Ave, Neillsville, WI from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Visitation continues on Saturday, December 10th at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 711 W. 5th St., Neillsville, WI from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 10th.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the 1897 Clark County Jail Museum, P.O. Box 41, Neillsville, WI 54456 or St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran School, 805 W. 5th St., Neillsville, WI 54456.

Harvey will be dearly missed by his family and by all that knew him.

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

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Harvey’s family with Funeral arrangements.
Mary M. Aden, 85, died November 13th, 2016
MARY M. ADEN, age 85, of Spencer, WI, formerly of Greenwood, WI, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at the House of the Dove in Marshfield, WI.

A memorial service will be held at 11am on Friday, November 18, 2016 at Cuddie Funeral Home, in Greenwood, WI, with Rev. Steve Brice officiating.

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

Mary Margaret Otteson was born on October 31, 1931, in Pioneer, Iowa, the daughter of Lawrence E. and Mary P. (Bradley) Otteson. She received her elementary education at Jackson #4 in Clare, Iowa, and graduated from Manson High School, in Manson, Iowa, in 1949. After completing her education, Mary worked as a clerk at Murphy's Variety Store in Manson, Iowa, and was a telephone operator in Manson, for the Iowa Continental Telephone Company of Grinnell, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Donald R. Aden on June 23, 1954 at St. Patrick's on the Lizard Catholic Church, in Clare, Iowa. They moved to Neillsville, WI on June 4, 1959 where they had purchased a farm. They sold the farm in 1977 and moved to Colby, WI where they had purchased another farm. They retired In October 1989. On September 29, 1995, they moved to Greenwood, WI where they purchased a small hobby farm. Mary was a homemaker and farmwife her entire married life.

Mary had many interests, but especially loved spending time with her family, soap operas, The Ice Capades, and traveling.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Lynnette (Frank) Quinter of Greenwood, WI, Loni (Richard) Paquette of Stoughton, WI, 4 sons: Donald L. (Jean) of Sun Prairie, WI, Mark L. of Willard, WI, Kevin J. of Columbus, WI, William J. (Cynthia) of Spencer, WI; 15 grandchildren: Skye Frank, Douglas Sheffer, Jaime Trongaard, Holly Neu, Noah Aden, Jared Aden, Jeremiah Aden, Eathen Aden, Tashyna Aden, Chezyrae Baker, Shynyque Aden, Ashley Aden, Alyssa Anderson, Hayley Aden, Jenny Quinter; and many great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald, on August 16, 2007, and one brother: Richard Otteson.

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

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.
ROBERT J. BAUER, 91, died November 11th, 2016
ROBERT J. BAUER, age 91, of Loyal, WI, passed away at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital, in Marshfield, WI, on Friday, November 11, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 11am on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, in Loyal. Rev. Steve Brice will officiate and burial will follow in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brian Duell, Mitchell Bauer, Jeff Bise, Jamii Bentzler, David Johnson, Michael Bauer, Jeremy Bauer, and Kade Hinker.

Visitation will be held at St. Anthony Catholic Church on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 4pm to 8pm, with a 7:45pm Knights of Columbus rosary service. Visitation will also be held at the church, on Wednesday, from 10am until time of service.

Robert John Bauer was born on April 20, 1925 in Loyal, WI, the son of Paul O. and Lorene (Hubing) Bauer. He was raised on the family farm and received his education at Mack School. As a young man, Bob hauled milk for Gempler's Cheese Factory, which later became Mech's Cheese Factory. He was united in marriage on October 4, 1947 to Elaine R. White at St. Anthony Catholic Church, in Loyal. They purchased a farm in 1950 in the Town of Eaton, where they raised their family of 10 children and resided until selling the farm in 1980. After selling the farm , he purchased a hobby farm near the city of Loyal. His wife, Elaine, passed away on October 4, 1982. He retired from farming in 1989 and moved into the city of Loyal and worked part-time for Carquest, delivering parts. Bob married Hedwig A. "Dickie" Klinke on October 24, 1992 at St. Mary Catholic Church, in Greenwood. He continued to stay busy helping neighbors do field work, and, for 17 years, he and his wife drove for Clark County Social Services taking people to clinic appointments.

He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Lady of Fatima Council #4963.
Bob had many interests, but especially loved spending time with his family and friends, fishing, the casino, hunting, cutting wood, gardening, and being outdoors.

He is survived by his wife, Dickie, of Loyal; 8 children: Jo Ann L. (Antonio) Mansolo of Waco, TX, Roberta A. Bauer of Springfield, TN, David A. (Sue) Bauer of Marshfield, Lonnette M. (Tom) Duell of Medford, Shari L. (Ken) Volovsek of Challis, ID, Lori A. (Harry) Bentzler of Silt, CO, Wayne L. (Kelly) Bauer of Loyal, Douglas P. (Kelly) Bauer of Stratford; 25 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; one daughter-in-law: Laurette (Charles) Gleisner of Spencer; 4 step daughters: Geraldine (Gayle) Schoengarth of Neillsville, Susan (Larry) Pakiz of Greenwood, Diane (Gary) Olson of Glenwood Springs, CO, Judy (Dave) Hinker of Greenwood; 13 step grandchildren; 15 step great-grandchildren; one brother: James (Lucille) Bauer of Marshfield; one sister-in-law: Louise Bauer of Loyal; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Elaine; 2 sons: Mark Bauer on July 26, 1980 and Dennis Bauer on December 11, 2007; 4 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one step-daughter: Janet Oben; 3 sisters: Phyllis Eriksen, Marjorie Rueth and Doris Braun; and 2 brothers: Harvey and Richard Bauer.

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

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.
DARLENE I. PIEPER, 81, died November 10th, 2016
DARLENE I. PIEPER, age 81, of Loyal, WI, passed away at Wanda's Elderly Care, in Marshfield, on Thursday, November 10, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday, November 14, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Loyal. Rev. Daniel Zimmerman will officiate and burial will follow in the Loyal Lutheran Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Damon Pieper, Derek Pieper, Dustin Pieper, Jamey Young, Jeremy Young, Caleb Young and Jace Young.

Visitation will be held at the church, on Monday, from 10am until time of service, with a 10:45am American Legion Auxiliary service.

Darlene Ida Kramer was born on March 11, 1935 in the Town of Holton, Marathon County, WI, the daughter of Richard C. and Annie J. (Peterson) Kramer. She was raised on her family's farm and received her education in the Unity, WI area. Darlene was united in marriage to Delmar A. Pieper on June 14, 1952 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity, WI. They farmed and raised their family in the Town of Unity, rural Loyal, until Delmar's death on February 18, 1993. Darlene sold the farm and moved in to Loyal, where she resided until moving to Wanda's Elderly Care, in Marshfield, in 2015?

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the Loyal American Legion Auxiliary, and a former member of the Clark County Homemakers.

Darlene had many interests, but especially loved spending time with her family, playing cards, baking, canning, gardening, and in her younger years, playing horseshoes.

She will be dearly missed by her children: Deb (Jim) Young of Loyal, Dave (Mary Jo) of Loyal, Dale (MaryAnn) of Medford, Doug of Marshfield, Dean (Viki) of Loyal, Danny of Loyal; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister: Roslyn Spatz of Loyal; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Delmar; one son, Dennis, on November 11, 2012; two granddaughters: Jyllian Pieper on January 4, 2004 and Morgan Pieper on June 25, 2015; two brothers: Norman and Earl Kramer; and three sisters: Bernice Bronski, Caroline Decker and Celia Henne.

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

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Eleanor Marie Jordahl, 91, died October 27th, 2016
Eleanor Marie Jordahl, 91, of Neillsville, died on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at her home.

Eleanor Marie Schouviller was born on September 12, 1925 in Richmond, MN the daughter of Bernard and Mary (Zumwalde) Schouviller. She attended St. Peter & Paul Catholic School for eight years in Richmond and graduated from Eden Valley High School in 1943. Eleanor went to work for Brown and Bigelow in St. Paul, MN where she worked until 1954. On August 21, 1954 she was united in marriage to Myron James Jordahl. He died on November 14, 2011. He was a great husband, father and grandfather. Eleanor enjoyed playing Bridge, golfing, bowling and raising her four daughters and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville, PCCW and the Catholic Order of Foresters.

She is survived by her daughters; Jean Spiegel of Neillsville, Dr. Janyce (John) Moroz of Plymouth, MN, Judy Jordahl of Brooklyn Center, MN and Dr. Joyce (Gregg) Nash of New Port Richey, FL, 5 grandchildren; Jason and Jenny Pape, Marianna and James Moroz and Nickolas Nash. She is further survived by 1 sister; Lillian Sichak of Columbia Heights, MN.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Myron Jim Jordahl, her parents, three brothers, Ray, Roy and Bernard Schouviller and two sisters Viola Brinkman and Ruth Backlund.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville. Rev. Varkey V. Joseph will officiate. Providing music will be Jenny Spiegel, vocalist, Vicente Cortez, organist and St. Mary’s Choir.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Wednesday morning at the church prior to the service. Inurnment will be held in Neillsville City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial may be directed to the American Diabetes Association or St. Mary’s Building Fund.

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

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