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Myrle Thompson, 86, died February 26th, 2015
Myrle “Maasuska wiga” Thompson, age 86, of Dells Dam, WI passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Marshfield, WI. She was born February 1, 1929 to John and Nora (Red Horn) Thompson in Allamakee, Iowa.

Myrle proudly served her country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War as a Crypto Operator. She was fluent in the Ho-Chunk language and proudly possessed all the arts of language, tribal traditions, values, and social graces. She was a true Ho-Chunk Artisan and was well known for her work.

Myrle loved being a mother and grandmother. She enjoyed taking care of and spending time with her family and loved her Ho-Chunk people dearly. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. Her strength and selfless acts will be missed and remembered.

She is survived by her daughter, Crystal Young of Neillsville, WI, grandson, Christopher Thompson of Sun Praire, WI and granddaughter, Nora Young of Black River Falls, WI, and sister, Beulah Sayers of Duluth, MN and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Nora Thompson, siblings Katherine Decorah, Lindley Thompson, Herschel Thompson, Sylvia Kingswan, Preston Thompson, John Thompson, Carver Thompson, Ralph Thompson, Freeman Thompson, an infant sister and son-in-law Billy Young.

Traditional services will be held at the Dells Dam Community Center, W7015 Bush Road, Dells Dam, WI Friday through Sunday evening with Dennis Funmaker officiating.

The funeral services will be held Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 12 noon at the Dells Dam Community Center.

Visitation will be from 10:00 am until time of service. Interment will be in the Dewey Mike Indian Cemetery, Dells Dam, WI with Military Honors conducted by the Neillsville Veteran’s Council.

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

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Thompson family with Funeral arrangements.
Edward W. Bayuk, 93, died February 25th, 2015
EDWARD W. BAYUK, age 93, of Neillsville, formerly of Willard, passed away at Memorial Medical Center, in Neillsville, on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 11am on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Holy Family Catholic Church, in Willard.

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 2, 2015 from 5pm to 8pm, in the parish hall, with a 6pm prayer service, and again on Tuesday, in the parish hall, from 10am until time of service.

Cuddie Funeral Home, in Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Margaret M. Eddy, 95, died February 25th, 2015
Margaret Eddy, age 95, of Neillsville, WI died Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, WI.

Margaret Madge Clark was born on April 10, 1919 in Sparta, WI the daughter of Andy and Maud (McIntyre) Clark. She was united in marriage to Edgar Eddy on August 20, 1940 in Waukon, IA. They started their married life living near Sparta and later moving to Neillsville in 1954.

Margaret enjoyed sewing, embroidering and having coffee with friends. She is a member of the United Church of Christ, where she enjoyed the Circle of Friends.

She is survived by her children, Gordon Eddy of Silver Lake, WI, Diana (Glen) Dyer of Sarona, WI, Harold “Hap” Eddy of Neillsville, WI, Dennis (Donna) Eddy of Neillsville, WI, Edgar “Bud” (LuAnne) Eddy Jr. of Burlington, WI, Shirley (John) Langreck of Neillsville, WI and Kim (David) Wagner of Neillsville, WI, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and a brother, Andrew (Mildred) Clark of Waukesha, WI.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Eddy, a son, David Eddy Sr., a grandson, Daniel Eddy, her parents, three sisters, Charolotte, Betty, and Pat, two brothers, Dan and Arnold and two daughters-in-law, Donna Eddy and Cheryl Eddy.

A Memorial Service for Margaret will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 27, 2015 at the United Church of Christ. Pastor Jacoba Koppert will officiate. Music will be provided by Eileen Zank, organist. Interment will be in the Dells Dam Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will be from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., Friday at the church.

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

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Margaret’s family with Funeral arrangements.
Victoria A. Krultz, 93, died February 24th, 2015
VICTORIA A. "VICKI" KRULTZ, age 93, of Greenwood, passed away at her home on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday, March 2, 2015 at Holy Family Catholic Church, in Willard. Rev. Steve Brice will officiate and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Jim Galiger, Robert Reineke, Rodney Reineke, Deborah Krultz, Adam Krultz, Jenn Krultz, Justin Koschak and Brian Greenwald. Honorary pallbearers will be: Doug Krultz and Michael Brierton.

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

Victoria Angela Bukovec was born on May 21, 1921 in Willard, WI, the daughter of Joseph and Louise (Sterbanc) Bukovec. She was raised on the family farm and received her education at North Willard School. Vicki was united in marriage to Selvian A. Krultz on December 30, 1939 at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Chicago. She worked at Brach Candy Company before the birth of her first child. In 1943, they moved to Greenwood, where they purchased a dairy farm. While raising children and helping out on the farm, Vicki also helped Selvian with his business selling and installing Badger barn equipment. In 1982, they retired, sold the farm to their son, David, and built a new house, where she has resided since.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenwood, and a former member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard. Vicki also belonged to the K.S.K.J. Lodge and the Slovenian Women's Union Branch #102, where she was the 2005 Mother of the Year. She was very involved with her children, and was a 4-H Food Leader for 10 years. She also demonstrated making apple strudel for area homemaker's clubs.

Vicki had many interests, but especially enjoyed crocheting, quilt-making, baking, reading, gardening, traveling the U.S. and abroad, and collecting calendar plates.

Since her retirement, her hobbies and children have kept her busy. On any given Sunday, her driveway was filled with a number of cars from whichever children made it home to visit. Her life has been blessed with a good family and good friends in the community.

She will be dearly missed by her children: Dorothy Galiger of , Donna Reineke of New Berlin, WI, Edward Krultz of Greenwood, Ralph Krultz of Greenwood, Gary Krultz of Greenwood, Barb (Steve) Koschak of Madison, Bonnie (Tom) Brierton of Junction City, WI, Jana (Gary) Greenwald of Marshfield; 17 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; one daughter-in-law: Debbie Krultz of Greenwood; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Selvian, on December 19, 2001; one son: David, on October 30, 2002; a son-in-law: Jim Reineke; 2 daughters-in-law: Judy Krultz and Barbara Krultz; 6 sisters: Mary Rozich, Catherine Chimiel, Louise Bukovec, Margaret Winecki, Anne Brunke, Emily Knepper; and 4 brothers: Joseph, John, Albert and Edward Bukovec.

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

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Norma J. Erickson, 84, died February 23rd, 2015
Norma Erickson, age 84, of Neillsville, WI died Monday, February 23, 2015 at the House of the Dove in Marshfield, WI.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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