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TERESA JOHNSON, 66, died July 7th, 2018
TERESA A. "TERRI" JOHNSON, age 66, of Greenwood, WI, formerly of Waukesha, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the House of the Dove in Marshfield, WI.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:30am at St. Bernard - St. Hedwig's Catholic Church in Thorp, WI.

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

Thorp Funeral Home, of Thorp, WI, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Elhart Mickelson, 89, died July 5th, 2018
Elhart Mickelson, age 89, of Neillsville, WI died Thursday, July 5, 2018 at his home on Ridge Road in Neillsville.

Elhart was born to Nels and Selma Mickelson on October 16, 1928 in Traverse, MN. He had seven brothers and three sisters.
He grew up in Stillwater, MN until drafted in 1950 to Kentucky/Tennessee. He served two years and was honorably discharged as a corporal in the United States Army. He was united in marriage to Joan Marie Johnson on June 19, 1954 and they lived in Milaca, MN. Elhart worked as a welder for Hoffman Engineers, which made equipment that traveled to the moon. Along with working construction his entire adult life, he also served as a police officer in Milaca, MN and later as a federal officer for the state of Minnesota before moving west to Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico in 1972. He loved the mountains and deserts and continued working construction. They lived in Buena Vista, CO until 1996, when they moved to Neillsville, WI. He worked at Figi’s and on the family hobby farm before retiring at the age of 84.
Elhart enjoyed being a servant of the Lord. As family patriarch he passed on his love of God to family and many others. He sang in men’s choirs and one of his cherished ministries was gifting bibles. Elhart was devoted to his daily Bible studies and he served as an usher in many churches.
His hobbies were prospecting, metal detecting, woodworking, collecting tractors, spelunking in the mountains, jeep rides in the mountains, spending time with family and friends, going out for tea and pie, sharing his good works with family and friends. He loved working on the farm and working with animals. He was also a great cook and cake maker.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joan Marie Mickelson, four children, Johnathon Juel Mickelson of Buena Vista, CO, Lori Ann Mickelson of Buena Vista, CO, Kimberly Iann Mickelson of Neillsville, WI and Dan Harold Koehler of Neillsville, WI, 6 grandchildren, Jamie Sue Barth of Neillsville, WI, Laura Beth Gettel of Orlando, FL, Timothy Pat Gettel of Orlando, FL, Jessica Lynn DeWalt of Neillsville, WI, Krystal Desiree Koehler of Naples, FL and Kyle Williams Koehler of New London, WI, nine great grandchildren, Ravyn Marie Barth of ShermansDale, PA, Brittney Rose Barth of Marshfield, WI, Trevor Douglas Barth of Greenwood, WI, Brady David Barth of Neillsville, WI, Gabriel Issac Gettel of Orlando, FL, Noah Issac Gettel of Orlando, FL, Carlos Manuel Valiente of Orlando, FL, Johnathon Logan DeWalt of Neillsville, WI and Jeremiah James “JJ” Stephens of Neillsville, WI. He is further survived by two sisters, Naomi Wilkins of Milaca, MN and Estelle Kroonblawd of Milaca, MN and many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, children, Laurie, Elhart Jr., Joseph and Kristi, brothers, Christian, Martin, Clarence, Alfred, Chester, Edward, Einar and a sister, Esther.

A Memorial Service for Elhart will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Hillside Community Church in Neillsville. Pastor Joe Weiers will officiate.

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 21st at the church. A luncheon in the church basement will follow the service.

Online condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Elhart’s family with the funeral arrangements.
Rose Knoop, 87, died July 5th, 2018
Rosemarie Knoop, age 87, of Neillsville, WI died Thursday, July 5, 2018 at the Neillsville Retirement Community, where she had been residing.

Rosemarie “Rose” was born on November 18, 1930 in Neillsville the daughter of Herman and Hannah (Harder) Hediger Sr. She attended school in Christie and graduated from Neillsville High School. Rose married Robert Knoop on June 1, 1951.

Rose was first a wife and mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Rose cared for her daughter, Beverly, for 63 years. Among her hobbies was gardening, canning and watching their birds.

Mom was a strong-willed and determined lady with a heart of gold. She loved gardening, cooking and canning vegetables for their garden; or picking apples at a local orchard. She always enjoyed showing the grandchildren how to make chores fun or how to make cookies or applesauce.
By no means did Mom have an easy life from working at Hediger Dairy or on the family farm in Montana during planting and harvest season, but her real test came with the birth of their first child, Beverly. Beverly was born with a severe case of cerebral palsy. Mom and Dad were told that Beverly would not live past three years old and should be institutionalized and forgotten. Not Mom, she never gave up on trying to make Beverly walk and talk up until they could no longer take care of her three years before Beverly passed away at the age of 66.
Dad and Mom loved to go dancing with friends on Saturday night. Mom didn’t like flash but she had a lot of class.
God called upon Dad earlier this year for it was time to give Beverly dance lessons and now Mom was called upon so they can dance together in Heaven.

Rose is survived by two children, Steve (Margaret) Knoop of Neillsville, WI and Yvonne (Duane) Zais of Kronenwetter, WI. Three grandchildren, Stephanie (Jeff) Gurney of Neillsville, Jeremy (Lacy) Knoop of Neillsville and Ryan Zais of Livonia, MI, four great grandchildren, two sisters, Hanna (Bernie) Opelt of DePere, WI, twin sister, Margaret (Art) Schroeder of Corvalis, MT and a brother, Fritz (Dixie) Hediger of Neillsville.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert Knoop, a daughter, Beverly Knoop, two brothers, Kurt Hediger and Herman Hediger Jr.

Funeral Services for Rose will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 9, 2018 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor Brian Williams will officiate.

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Monday at the Gesche Funeral Home. Private burial will be held at the Marie Louise Chapel Cemetery in Christie, WI at a later date.

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

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Rose’s family with Funeral arrangements.
Alvin “Happy” Ehlers, 91, died July 2nd, 2018
Alvin Ehlers, age 91, of Neillsville, WI died Monday, July 2, 2018 at the Ministry Home Care - House of the Dove in Marshfield, WI.

Alvin “Happy” Ehlers was born on October 28, 1926 in Greenwood, WI the son of Alvin and Mary (Morgal) Ehlers. He attended Eaton Center Grade School and Greenwood High School. He was in the livestock and trucking business along with Frank Thomas for several years. After Frank sold the business, Hap went to work for the Chevy garage in Greenwood as a car salesman. When the garage burned down, he went to work for Gross Motors in Neillsville. He was a salesman there for 30+ years.
Hap belonged to several clubs. Past member of the Neillsville Men’s Club, Corner Club ATVers, the Hatfield Sportsman’s Club and several snowmobile clubs, along with membership in the Legion of Leaders for 25 years of achievement selling cars and trucks.
Hunting and fishing were his main hobbies along with 4-wheeling.
At Christmas time he played Santa to sick and elderly shut-ins. He went as far as Bloomer and Pittsville calling on as many as 72 people in one year. He was Santa for 27 years.
After his retirement, he spent a lot of time at his cottage on Marsh Miller Lake in Bloomer, WI.

He is survived by a brother, William (Linda) Ehlers of Greenwood, WI and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents a sister, Amy Olson and a brother-in-law, Stanley Olson.

A Celebration of Happy’s life will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the American Legion Hall in Neillsville.

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

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Hap’s family with Funeral arrangements.
Al Stigen, 92, died July 1st, 2018
After a life long-lived, passed away peacefully to be reunited with his wife and daughters on Sunday, July 1, 2018, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, Wisconsin.

Al was born July 6, 1925, in Westby, Wisconsin, the 3rd son of Ella (Pedersen) and Nordahl Stigen, and was fondly known by his siblings as “Babe.” In March of 1944, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served as a refrigeration mechanic in the Phillippines during World War II. His Battalion was acknowledged for honor and distinction during a 67-day engagement with the enemy and credited as a major force in the liberation of Mindanao Island. He was honorably discharged in November, 1946, and returned to the States where he met his wife, Dorothy (Fleck) Stigen. They were married November 27, 1948, at St. Matthias Church in Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Neillsville, Wisconsin. As a young father to three daughters, Al worked as a farmer and truck driver until his retirement, when he and Dorothy relocated to Rosholt, Wisconsin. Their hobby farm, raising pigs, chickens and sheep, and tending a large garden, became the family homestead that is fondly remembered by their grandchildren. In 2005 his family honored him with a Legacy Stone at The Highground Veterans Memorial Park in Neillsville. Quiet and unassuming, Al was widely loved by his family, and everyone’s favorite brother, uncle, cousin and friend. 


Al is preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Dorothy; daughters, Ellen Stigen, Catherine Bielmeier, and Gail Paschall. His passing is sadly felt by surviving family; sisters, Joyce Schultz, Gwen Gress, and Patricia Dupree; his son-in-law, James Bielmeier; his grandchildren, Robert (Lori) Kallio, Regina (Jason) Maline, Kirk (Julie) Kallio, Timothy Paschall, Kristine (Albert) Gilliard, and Matthew (Wynter) Kaminski; great-grandchildren, Sara Kallio, Michael Kallio, Knox Corbin, Alexander Kallio, Victoria (Nathan) Crabb, Rebecca (Ethan) Mules, Elijah Kallio, Houston Paschall, Justin Gilliard, Alexis Gilliard, Remington Kaminski, Joseph Maline, William Maline, and Nicholas Maline; and great-great-grandchildren, Aiden, Grayson, Lincoln and Benson Crabb.

A Memorial Service for Al will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery with Military Honors performed by the Neillsville Veteran’s Council.

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

Online condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Al’s family with funeral arrangements.
Richard Adler, 76, died July 1st, 2018
RICHARD M. ADLER, age 76, of Greenwood, passed away surrounded by his family, on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at the Marshfield Medical Center, in Marshfield.

Funeral services will be held at 11am on Friday, July 6, 2018 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenwood. Rev. Steve Brice will officiate, and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Bob Moseley, Arnie Kappas, Harry Johnson, Bruce Sautebin, Ron Kowitz, Al Dallman, Marty Hillert and Ken Peterson. Military rites will be conducted by the Greenwood American Legion Post #238. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at St. Mary's Catholic Church from 4pm to 8pm, with a 7:45pm rosary service.

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

Richard Martin Adler was born on June 28, 1942 in Marshfield, WI, to Roman and Agnes (Rutherford) Adler. He was raised and received his education in Marshfield, graduating from Columbus High School in 1960. After graduating from high school, Dick furthered his education by attending the United States Armed Forces Institute, American Technical Society, University of Wisconsin correspondence courses, US Dept. of Agriculture and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association management courses. In 1961, Dick enlisted in the Wisconsin Army National Guard, Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 120 Artillery, achieving the rank of Sergeant. He served as Battery Clerk and Motor Sergeant, and later served with the 32nd Infantry Division (Red Arrow) at Fort Lewis Washington during the Berlin Crisis. Dick was united in marriage to Colleen Annette Syth on April 8, 1967 at St Mary's Catholic Church in Greenwood, and they celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2017.
Dick was employed at Clark Electric Cooperative from 1960 until retiring in 2005, where he served as: Office Clerk/Office Manager, Assistant Manager, General Manager and CEO. He organized Clark Electric Appliance & Satellite, Inc., serving as President from 1992-2005. Dick was also very involved in several state organizations, which included: serving as Secretary-Treasurer, Vice-President and President of the Wisconsin Office Managers Association, Electric Cooperative Managers Association of Wisconsin, Dairyland Managers Association, and was a member of the board of directors of the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association. Dick received the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Ally of Cooperative Excellence award in 2004, and served as Vice President of Ener-tran and Cooperative Energy Services. He served 20 years as a Sergeant-of-Arms, 10 years as Chief Sergeant, for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, and regularly attended the national annual meetings.
Locally, Dick was instrumental in organizing the Adler-Clark Electric Community Foundation, served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Greenwood Industrial Development Corporation, helped develop the Industrial Park on Greenwood's East side, assisted in the financing of the Greenwood Homes Building, (later purchased by the Weathershield Corporation and then by Grassland Dairy Products). He also served on the Greenwood city council from 1969 to 1976, where he was Council President and temporary Mayor after the death of Mayor Don Warner. Those years are when the City of Greenwood developed a Satellite Well system. Dick was also served as chairman of "Branstiters Main Streets of Greenwood" Museum committee for 10 years, Secretary and President of Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, helped organize and served as Vice President of Clark County Economic Development Corporation, was part of the Executive Committee for Farm Progress Days in 2005, when over 50,000 people visited the expo in Clark County, served as Business Coordinator and Board Member of the Greenwood Festivals, Inc., now known as The Dr. William A. Olson Community Foundation, Inc. from 1976 to 2017. During that period, he developed the Greenwood Clinic in downtown Greenwood, following the retirement of Dr. Olson. The Clinic was later purchased by the Marshfield Clinic and relocated on Greenwood's south side.
Dick was presently serving as the Assistant Finance Officer and Chaplin for Greenwood American Legion Wallis-Hinker-Brux Post 238. He chaired the committee to honor the Greenwood Civil War Veterans, with many receiving new headstones in the cemetery. He also chaired the committee to add Capt. Gary Brux, who was the first Greenwood combat casualty in the Vietnam War, to the Legion name. Additionally, Dick chaired the committee to have a new monument installed in the Greenwood Cemetery for all Greenwood men who perished in past wars, and was co-chairing a future project for a Veterans Memorial (Medi-vac Helicopter).
Dick was a long-time member of St. Mary's Catholic Church where he served as chairman of the finance committee, and also served as usher, lector, and Eucharistic minister. He organized and served as Secretary/Treasurer of St. Mary's Memorial Fund from 1992 to 2016, and President since 2016, and was a past trustee of St. Mary's Parish, Inc. He and his wife, Colleen, were enrolled in the "UNBOUND" Mission program.
He also served many years on the State Bar of Wisconsin Fee Arbitration Program Committee.
Dick had many interests, but especially enjoyed growing bedding plants in winter months, gardening, hacking at golf, traveling, playing at the casinos, history (especially the Civil War), traveling to the southwest United States in the winter, playing sheepshead, and watching the Badgers, Packers, Brewers, and Bucks.
He organized the placement of six Legacy Stones at Highground Memorial, in Neillsville, for the Adler family: Five stones for his brothers that served, and one stone for his parents and two sisters.

Dick is survived by his wife, Colleen, of Greenwood; 3 sons: Scott (Dawn) of Jefferson, WI, Mark (Jamie) of Cottage Grove, MN, Mike (Sarah) of La Crosse, WI; 7 grandchildren: Joseph, Sophie, Ellisyn, Kailyn, Wyatt, Will and Stella; 2 brothers: Terry (Marion) Adler of Marshfield, Tom (Sue) Adler of Green Bay; 2 sisters: Barb (Lee) LeMoine of Land O' Lakes, WI, Ellen (John) Murphy of Oshkosh, WI; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and 2 brothers: Glenn and Norm Adler.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the St. Mary's Catholic Church Memorial Fund.

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

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Thomas L. Rueth, 65, died June 23rd, 2018
Thomas L. Rueth, age 65, of Loyal, WI died on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at his home.

Thomas Leo Rueth was born on September 2, 1952 in Marshfield, WI this son of Eddie and Florence (Schmidt) Rueth. He attended grade school at St. Anthony’s Catholic School and went on to graduate from Loyal High School in 1971. Thomas worked as a truck mechanic, had a CDL truck license and was known as a jack-of-all trades. On September 25, 1976 he was united in marriage to Anna M. Carlberg at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Loyal by Father Chester Osowski. Thomas loved to fish and hunt and later in life enjoyed singing in the church choir at St. Anthony’s where he was a member.

He is survived by his wife, Anna, son, Travis Rueth of Loyal, WI, daughter, Shana (Dustin) Kind of Willard, WI, 3 grandchildren, Zoey Schofield, Rebbeca Kind and Destiny Kind. He is further survived by siblings; Roger (Alora) Rueth, Sue (Mike) Gumz, Bernadette (Larry) Quelle, Roy (Helen) Rueth, Rose (Neal) Mondlock, Kay (John) Rafferty, a brother-in-law, Donald Bangart and sister-in-law, Marie Rueth.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, his mother and father-in-law, Richard and Irene Carlberg, a sister, Pattie Bangart, brothers, Robert Rueth and Ralph Rueth, nieces, Anna Marie and Angel Dawn, a nephew, Adam and 2 brothers-in-law, Jeff Fleming and Joe Roback.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, June 30, 2018 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Loyal, WI. Father Steven Brice will be the Celebrant.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Saturday morning at St. Anthony’s prior to the service.

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

Online condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com
Lloyd D. Swenson, 91, died June 20th, 2018
Lloyd Swenson, age 91, of Chili, WI died Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at his daughter’s residence in Cherry Valley, IL.

Lloyd Duane Swenson was born on July 14, 1926 in rural central Wisconsin the son of Elmer and Anna (Paul) Swenson. He attended school in Marshfield and Granton and then became a metal worker, specializing in welding. On August 23, 1947 he was united in marriage to Esther E. Keuer. They moved to Illinois in 1948 and Lloyd started and owned a small steel fabricating business. He retired in 1984 and he and Esther moved back to the home farm in Chili, and built the home where they currently lived.
Lloyd was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Granton. He was an amateur radio enthusiast with the call name, WA92OY. He enjoyed gardening and was a beekeeper until five years ago. He could fix anything and loved to work on machinery.

He is survived by his wife, Esther, four children, Sharon (John) Wallheimer of Collinsville, IL, Richard (Rose) Swenson of Caladonia, IL, Susan (Craig) Wilt of Cherry Valley, IL and Cynthia (Paul) Shilf of Brandon, S.D. He is further survived by seven grandchildren, Christine (David) Korte, Heather (Joe) Hasenyager, Tayler (Becky) Swenson, Melissa (Josh) Newberry, Jennifer Wilt, Laura (Mike) Lind and Leah (Zachary) Hallstrom, 15 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Peter Shilf and his parents.

Funeral services for Lloyd will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church in Granton, WI. Pastor Daniel Schoessow will officiate. Music will be provided by Ginny Kommer, organist. Interment will be in the Town of Lynn Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Monday at the church.

Casket bearers will be: Paul Schilf, Zachary Hallstrom, Tayler Swenson, Josh Newberry, John Wallheimer, Mike Lind and Cameron Lind.

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

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Lloyd’s family with funeral arrangements.
Larry “Howie” R. Kosmosky, 59, died June 19th, 2018
Larry “Howie” Kosmosky, age 59 of Neillsville, WI died Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the Marshfield Medical Center.

Larry Roy Kosmosky was born on September 16, 1958 in Neillsville the son of Stephen and Iva (Goetzka) Kosmosky. He attended St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran School in Neillsville and graduated from Neillsville High School in 1976. Following high school, he farmed with his father and worked at Becker’s Holiday Gas Station. Larry then attended CVTC in Eau Claire for Automotive Mechanic. He returned to Neillsville on the weekends to see his fiancée, Caroline Langreck and work for Gross Motors. Caroline and Larry were united in marriage on August 12, 1978 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville. Larry fixed cars and trucks for Gross Motors for 40 years. In 1997, he built a shed at home so he could help more people with fixing their cars.

He was a kind-hearted person who liked helping people. He enjoyed fishing and hunting with family and friends and, of course, he enjoyed fixing cars and truck pulls. He liked to re-do cars and shoot trap. His most enjoyable times, though, were spent with his family. When their children were young, they enjoyed camping. He enjoyed time spent with his wife’s family also and adored time with his grandchildren, which included going on “pretend” hunting trips.

He was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. A member of the Neillsville Men’s Club and took charge of the Men’s Club truck pull every August. Larry was also a member of the Motorhead Mafia Car Club in Neillsville.

He is survived by his wife, Caroline, three children, Jennifer (Kyle) Clemins of St. Croix Falls, WI, Amy Kosmosky of Neillsville, WI and Justin Kosmosky of Neillsville, WI, two grandchildren, Oliver and Odin Clemins, a brother, Ron (Bonnie) Kosmosky of Beloit, WI and two nephews, Steve and Patrick Kosmosky. He is further survived by many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Roger in October of 2017 and a beloved niece, Kattie Langreck.

Funeral Services for Larry will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville. Pastor Timothy Biebert will officiate. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery. There will be a Celebration of Life at the Neillsville American Legion following the interment on Tuesday.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Tuesday at the church.

Casket bearers are: Mike Struensee, Mark Hemp, Steve Finder, Danny Miller, Dan Langreck, Peter Langreck, Roger Langreck, Rick Fitzmaurice, Mike Ehlers and Dennis Langreck.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given in Larry’s name to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.

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

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Larry’s family with funeral arrangements.
Jane Ashbeck, 92, died June 15th, 2018
JANE A. ASHBECK, age 92, of Greenwood, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018 at Atrium of Marshfield.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.

Jane Arlene Gilbertson was born on July 7, 1925 in Granton, WI, to Irwin and Gertrude (Ziebell) Gilbertson. She was raised and received her education in Granton and graduated from Granton High School in 1943. After high school, Jane worked in Granton at the grocery store and then later at J.C. Penney's in Marshfield. She was united in marriage to Richard T. Ashbeck, Sr. on August 7, 1945 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenwood. They resided north of Greenwood, owning and operating Hemlock Cheese Factory for 37 years until retiring in 1982. After the death of her husband on June 18, 1983, Jane worked several years at Figi's and Younker's in Marshfield. In 2003, she moved to Loyal, where she resided until entering Atrium of Marshfield in December 2016.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and St. Ann's Society for many years, until moving to Loyal in 2003 and becoming a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church.
Jane had many interests, but especially loved spending time with her family and friends, bowling, and playing cards.

She will be dearly missed by her daughter: Linda (Edward) Volovsek of Willard; twelve grandchildren; thirty-one great grandchildren; two daughters-in-law: Carol Ashbeck of Edgar, Barbara Ashbeck of Greenwood; two sisters-in-law: Joyce Gilbertson of Rockford, IL, Dorothy Gilbertson of Granton; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard Sr.; three sons: Richard Jr., Rodger and Roderick; one granddaughter: Kaylee Ashbeck; one sister: Betty Marg; and two brothers: Ervin and Clarence Gilbertson.

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

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Troy Zabel, 35, died June 12th, 2018
TROY A. ZABEL, age 35, of Greenwood, died on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in the Town of Loyal.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Greenwood American Legion on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 1pm to 4pm.

Troy Allen Zabel was born on May 8, 1983 in Neillsville, WI, to David J. and Connie A. (Colby) Zabel. He was raised and received his education in Greenwood, graduating from Greenwood High School in 2001. During high school, Troy worked for Bill Speich on his farm, and after graduation, was employed with Wick's Building Systems, in Marshfield. He later returned to work for Bill Speich, and then was employed with Lynn Dairy, as a cheesemaker, until his death.

He had many interests, but especially loved spending time with his son, Logan, and his family, he loved following Brewer Baseball and NASCAR, fishing and hunting.

Troy is survived by his son: Logan Zabel of Wausau; his parents: Dave and Connie Zabel of Greenwood; his brother: Travis (Brenda) Zabel of Loyal; two nephews: Isaac and Marshall Zabel of Loyal; his fiance: Jenifer Bender of Greenwood; aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Earl and Rose Zabel, and Dennis Sr. and Naomi Colby.

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

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Marion Karpinski, 88, died June 11th, 2018
MARION FRANCIS KARPINSKI, age 88, of Cazenovia, WI, formerly of Thorp, passed away on Monday, June 11, 2018 at the Reedsburg Area Senior Life Center, in Reedsburg, WI.

Marion was born on November 21, 1929 in the Town of Reseburg, rural Thorp, to Casimer and Mary (Wilczek) Karpinski. He was raised on the family farm and received his education in the Town of Reseburg. After completing his education, he worked on the family farm until entering the U.S. Army in 1955 and served until his honorable discharge in 1957. He was united in marriage to Linda L. Winger on July 14, 1962 at St. Hedwig's Chapel in Thorp. They purchased the family farm from his mother in 1963 and farmed until they relocated to Cazenovia in 1974. Marion was employed by Grede Foundry in Reedsburg and worked until his retirement in 1992.
In his spare time from working and tinkering in his shed, Marion enjoyed watching the wildlife, fishing, jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, and watching football on TV. Best of all, he enjoyed family gatherings and spending quality time with his grandkids.

He is survived by his wife, Linda of 55 years; four children: Caroline (Bill) Stockwell of Wonewoc, Michael Karpinski of Cazenovia, Bernadine (Rick) Downing of Wonewoc, Donna (Kirk) Dahm of Thorp; six grandchildren: Tiffany, LeaAnn, Kristopher, Brent, Sarah, Amber; thirteen great-grandchildren; brother, Chester (Alice) Karpinski of Thorp; sister, Eleanor Hull of Eau Claire; brother-in-law, Joseph Lato of Thorp; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Marion was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Agnes Lato; a grandson, Adam Demaske; a nephew, Ted Lato; and a brother-in-law, David Hull.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at St. Bernard - St. Hedwig's Catholic Church in Thorp. Rev. Charles Hiebl will officiate and burial will follow in New St. Hedwig's Catholic Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Thorp American Legion Post 118.
Pallbearers will be: Rick Downing, Kirk Dahm, Tiffany Waterman, LeaAnn Demaske, Kristopher Downing, Brent Demaske, Sarah Dahm, Amber Dahm.

Visitation will be held at Thorp Funeral Home on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm, with a 7:30pm rosary service. Visitation will also be held at the church, on Saturday, from 9:30am until time of service.

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

Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Sylvan Perkins , 71, died June 10th, 2018
SYLVAN T. PERKINS, age 71, of Colby, formerly of Neillsville, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Ohana Haven Adult Family Home in Colby.

Per his request, there will be no services held.

Sylvan Talmage Perkins was born on March 6, 1947 in Torrance, CA, to Ralph E. and Gladys M. (James) Perkins. He was raised and received his education in California. Sylvan worked for his brother, Gene, for many years installing roofing and siding. He was united in marriage to Katherine L. Sullivan on July 1, 1983 in St. Paul, MN. They moved to Neillsville in 1984, where Sylvan worked for Floyd Short painting houses.
He had many interests, but especially loved spending time with his grandchildren, fishing, and cruising the backroads.

He is survived by three daughters: Mary of California, Ginni (Joe) Bilski of Neillsville, Jessica Perkins of Osseo; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers: Gene (Margo) and Sonny; four sisters: Muriel, Louise, Carol, Sherry; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Sylvan was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Kathy, on December 18, 1998; six brothers: Ricky, Bobby, Artie, Roger, Ernie, Ronnie; and four sisters: Patsy, Judy, Rosemary and Leslie.

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

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Martha Marcella Blum, 102, died June 8th, 2018
Martha Marcella (Stussy) Blum passed in peace at the Neillsville Retirement Community on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the age of 102 years and nine months.

Martha was born August 16, 1915 in Gays Mills, WI to Peter and Rosina Stussy. Her parents were immigrants from Switzerland. She graduated from Gays Mills High School in 1933; she was the first in her family to graduate from high school. On August 10, 1935, she married Herbert E. Blum from Mishicot, WI. They moved to Neillsville in 1942 and were members of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Martha loved socializing and was a member of the Candlelight Homemaker’s Club, several local card clubs and was president of the Ladies Aide at St. John’s for many years. She loved to play cards (especially Sheepshead and cribbage), read, do crossword puzzles and word finds, and watch the Packers until her sight prohibited her from enjoying those things. Many knew her from her time she worked (1963 to 1973) at Schultz Brothers Dime Store. Martha had many talents showing an artistic side by creating beautiful quilts, sewing, creating flower arrangements and drawing. Her children and grandchildren enjoyed her many gifts. She will also be remembered for her warm and affectionate hugs – especially as a greeter at St. John’s on Sunday mornings.

She was a devoted mother to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her sons Herbert (Cielita) of Waukesha; Craig (JoAnn) of Neillsville; Spencer (Carol) of Eagan, MN; and daughters, Karen Blum of Weston, WI; and Mariann Forsythe of Lexington, KY. She is further survived by her daughter-in-law, Nancy Blum of Rockford, IL, 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren and special friends, Effie Sytsma and Karen Mohr.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert, in 2000; son, Donald, in 2007; and five brothers and four sisters including her twin sister, Mertie Bowen.

She lived independently in her home until April 2013 when she moved to the Neillsville Retirement Community. A special gratitude to the staff at the Neillsville Retirement Community for their devotion and the extraordinary care they displayed to Martha while she lived there. Per Martha's request, any memorial gifts will be directed to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Funeral services for Martha will be Tuesday, June 12, at 11:00 with visitation from 9:30-11:00 prior to the funeral service at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville. Pastor Timothy Biebert will officiate. Music will be provided by Judy Trunkel, organist. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Casket bearers are: Jeff Blum, Duane Blum, Steve Blum, Jonathan Blum, Dakotah Blum, John Geffers and Luke Geffers.

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

Online condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Martha’s family with funeral arrangements.
Clarence E. Castner, 94, died June 3rd, 2018
Clarence Castner, age 94, of Humbird, WI died, Sunday, June 3, 2018.

Clarence Edward Castner was born on May 30, 1924 in Humbird the son of George and Eveline (Olson) Castner. He served in the United States Air Force from December 28, 1951 to February 14, 1958 as an Airman First Class. He was awarded the good conduct medal, National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal and the U.N. Service Medal. During his time in the Air Force, Clarence worked in Alaska and helped to build the Fairbanks Airport, and worked on Kodiak Island. He loved the state of Alaska and Kodiak bears. When he returned home from the Air Force, he worked at American Motors in Kenosha, WI, for Greenwood Homes, he farmed and trimmed trees for Eisentraut’s Tree Farm. Clarence was a lifetime member of the NRA.

He is survived by a sister, Lilie Sischo of Neillsville, WI, several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Pat Glidden of Humbird, WI.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Art and Allen, several brothers and sisters in infancy a brother-in-law, Richard Sischo Sr., a nephew, Richard “Buck” Sischo Jr. and a nephew-in-law, Curt Fleischmann.

Clarence’s family will greet family and friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. A private graveside service will be held the following day at the Mentor Cemetery in Humbird, with military honors performed by the Neillsville Veteran’s Council.

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

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Clarence’s family with funeral arrangements.
Dalbert Mondloch , 93, died May 26th, 2018
DALBERT J. MONDLOCH, age 93, of Marshfield, passed away peacefully on May 26, 2018 at the House of the Dove.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenwood, where his family will receive relatives and friends from 9:30 am until the time of the service. Rev. Steve Brice will officiate, and burial of cremains will follow in the parish cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the Greenwood American Legion Post #238.

Dalbert Joseph Mondloch was born on March 18, 1925 in Port Washington, WI to Mathias and Lenora (Weisner) Mondloch. He attended grade school at various schools in Washington County and high school in West Bend, WI. Dalbert enlisted in the Navy in October 1942 and served in the Atlantic and Pacific theatres before he was discharged in March 1946. Following his service, he worked on the family farm from 1946-1948, then went on to work at Roddis Lumber and Veneer, Grassland Dairy (Wuethrich Creamery), Bushman Enterprises, and finally his son’s business, the Mobile Store.
He married Virginia M. Bushman on June 21, 1948 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in Greenwood, and had two sons, John and Warren.
Dalbert was a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Fatima Council 4963, and a member of the Greenwood American Legion Post 238.
Dalbert enjoyed bowling, fishing, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his daughter in law: Pamela Mondloch; 3 grandchildren: John Mondloch, Tara Mondloch (Patrick Hamm) and Reagan (Ray) Brown; 10 great grandchildren: Tyler (Sarah) Mondloch, Aryn Sternweis (Andrew Stevning-Roe), Austin Mondloch, Jessica Schaefer, Cheyanne Mondloch, Mason Mondloch, Shane Hamm, Jacob Hamm, Alyssa Brown, Ashlynn Brown; a great-great grandchild: Parker Warren Mondloch; 3 brothers: Leon (Shirley) Mondloch, James (Cheryl) Mondloch, Allen Mondloch; one sister: Dolores Martens; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife: Virginia; his sons: John and Warren; 3 brothers: Ray, Roland and his wife, Arlene, Robert and his wife, Sandy; his sister: Marcelene and her husband, Hub Schmitz; and brother-in-law: Dick Martens.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dalbert's memory to the House of the Dove.

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

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Fern A. Hansen, 63, died May 25th, 2018
FERN A. HANSEN, age 63, of Greenwood, passed away at home, peacefully surrounded by her family, on Friday May 25, 2018.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Fern at Cuddie Funeral Home, in Greenwood, on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 3pm to 5pm. Burial of her cremains will take place in the Greenwood City Cemetery at a later date.

Fern Ann Meyers was born on March 1, 1955 in Waupun, WI, to Leneil S. "Mike" and Lois (Wolf) Meyers. Her parents moved to Greenwood in 1956, where she was raised and received her education, graduating from Greenwood High School in 1973. After completing high school, Fern attended UW-Eau Claire for one year, and Chippewa Valley Technical College for two years, completing the Licensed Practical Nursing program. She was united in marriage to David E. Hansen on October 11, 1975 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, in Greenwood. Fern worked at the nursing home in Osseo for a few years, and then became employed at Memorial Nursing Home in Neillsville. She worked fourteen years at the nursing home in Neillsville, followed by twenty years at Memorial Medical Center. Fern also held various other jobs including, Greenwood Group Home, Sniteman Pharmacy, Curves, 7 C's Daycare, and she worked in the Greenwood High School Cafeteria.
She had many interests, but especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and family, family vacations over the 4th of July, reading, cooking, theater, music, and being outside in the sun.

Fern will be dearly missed by her husband, Dave, of Greenwood; her children: Holly (Robert) Dillenbeck of Mosinee, Ben (Lindsey) Hansen of Minneapolis; her grandchildren: Brooklyn and Logan Dillenbeck; her sisters: Cindy (Dave) Esselman of Loyal, Julie (Scott) Schmidt of Neillsville; brother-in-law: Harvey Hukari of San Francisco; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister: Joan Hukari; and her step-mother: Lenore Meyers.

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

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Byrl L. Strangfeld, 78, died May 24th, 2018
Byrl Strangfeld, 78, of Neillsville, died peacefully with his family by his side on May 24, 2018 at the House of Dove in Marshfield, WI, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Byrl Lawrence Strangfeld was born on March 25, 1940, at home in the Town of Weston (rural Neillsville), to Peter and Pauline (Tomlinson) Strangfeld, one of four sons. He attended Fairview School in rural Neillsville and graduated from Neillsville High School in 1958. After graduation, he studied architectural design.
He was united in marriage to Louise Davis on February 13, 1965 at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Globe, Neillsville, WI. He worked at American Motors in Kenosha, WI for nine years. Then worked as a city mail carrier first in Kenosha and then transferred to Neillsville in 1970. He retired in 1998 after carrying mail for 32 years. He also stayed very content and happy taking care of his farm animals and crops. After retiring, he worked as the Town of Seif road patrol for ten years.
Byrl enjoyed spending time with his family, camping with family and friends, travelling, hunting and fishing. He was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He served many positions in the church over the years, including church president. He was always ready to help out when anything needed attention or repair. He loved wildlife and being out in nature.

Byrl was a loving husband, father and proud grandpa. Loved ones that will miss Byrl until they meet again are his wife, Louise; their daughter, Michaela (Mike) Wilsmann of Marshfield; grandchildren, Ryan Wilsmann and McKenzie Wilsmann, both of Marshfield; brothers Arnold (Patti) of Nekoosa and Louis of Neillsville; and many nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.

He was preceded in death by his daughters, Lynette in infancy and Belinda; his parents; brother Robert and several brothers and sisters-in-laws.

A Funeral Service for Byrl will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Globe.

Family and friends may call at Gesche Funeral Home on Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place at the Neillsville City Cemetery following the service.

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

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Byrl’s family with funeral arrangements.
David Lingenfelter, Sr., 67, died May 19th, 2018
DAVID A. LINGENFELTER, SR., age 67, of Withee, WI, passed away at Sacred Heart Hospital, in Eau Claire, WI, on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Thorp Funeral Home, in Thorp, WI. Rev. Tom Myhre will officiate and burial will follow in Sylvan Cemetery, rural Thorp. Pallbearers will be his grandsons:

Visitation will be held at Thorp Funeral Home on Friday, May 25, 2018 from 4pm to 8pm, and again on Saturday, from 9:30am until time of service.

David Allen Lingenfelter was born on May 13, 1951 in Bassett, NE, to William and Wanda (Vargason) Lingenfelter. He was raised and received his education in Bassett, and graduated from Rock County High School in 1969? While in high school, David was active in 4-H and FFA. After high school, David attended a technical school in Colorado for 2 years. He returned to Bassett, where he worked on a ranch. David was united in marriage to Deborah Craven in 1972, and they later divorced. In 1974, he moved to Thorp, and bought a farm. David also did carpentry work and hauled milk for Bellinger Dairy. He sold the farm in 1980, moved to the Town of Reseburg, rural Withee, and began hauling livestock for Mattes Livestock in Thorp. He was united in marriage to Maxine M. Frese on August 15, 1987 in Neillsville, WI. Eventually he started his own livestock hauling business, Dave's Trucking, which he continued to operate until May 2018.
He had many interests, but especially enjoyed riding and showing horses, hunting, fishing, throwing darts, pitching horseshoes and playing dirty clubs. David was a former member of the Circle T Saddle Club.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Maxine, of Withee; 4 children: June (Joe) Delveaux of Brussels, WI, Jason (Christy) of Tyndall AFB Panama City, FL, Jamie Lingenfelter of Thompson, IA, David Jr. of Greenwood, WI; his mother: Wanda Lingenfelter of Bassett, NE; 4 step children: Ronald (Sharon) Pogodzinski of Fall Creek, WI, Lynn (Mike) Koch of Abbotsford, WI, Lisa (Adam) Davis of Stetsonville, WI, Holly (Jeremy) Nett of Thorp; 8 grandchildren; 12 step grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; 13 step great-grandchildren; 3 nephews; other relatives and many friends.

David was preceded in death by his father and one brother: Richard "Rick" Lingenfelter on February 11, 2015.

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

Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Duane C. Anding, 89, died May 1st, 2018
Duane Anding, age 89, of Granton, WI died Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the Ministry Home Care House of the Dove in Marshfield, WI.

Duane Charles Anding was born on October 30, 1928 in the township of Lynn, Clark County, Wisconsin the son of Charles and Lydia (Yankee) Anding. He was baptized on December 3, 1933 and confirmed on April 18, 1943 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville. Duane graduated from Granton High School and then attended UW-River Falls. He was united in marriage to Patricia Jean Dux on April 29, 1950 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. They farmed in the town of Lynn on the family farm for many years. Duane was awarded a “Farmer of the Year” award and received a “First Place” medal from the State of Wisconsin for his maple syrup. After retiring from farming, they moved to their present address on Granton road. In retirement, Duane did custom combining and also worked for Cenex delivering fertilizer.
He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Missouri Synod Church in Granton, served on the town of Lynn Town Board, was a town chairman and an assessor for the town of Lynn. He also belonged to the Happy Trails Snowmobile Club and the Southern Clark County Sportsman’s Club.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia, three children, Mark (Yvonne) Anding of Granton, WI, Beth (Leroy) Ludovic of Neillsville, WI and Anna (Kevin) Engevold of Granton, WI, nine grandchildren, many great grandchildren and a nephew, Terry Terman of Eau Claire, WI.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Arnold and a sister, Erma Terman.

A Memorial Service for Duane will be held at a later date.

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

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


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