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Richard A. Schroeder of Neillsville, 64, died September 22nd, 2014
Richard A. Schroeder, age 64, of Neillsville, WI died on Monday, September 22, 2014 at the Neillsville Care and Rehab Center.

Richard Allen Schroeder was born on September 10, 1950 in Marshfield, WI the son of Henry and Gladys (Haffner) Schroeder. He was a graduate of Marshfield High School. He started farming at Seehafer Acres while in High School and worked there until his health failed and he retired. In May of 1975 he was united in marriage to Barbara Hauck. They later divorced. Richard loved playing cards, spending time with his family and watching the Green Bay Packers.

He is survived by two daughters, Jennifer (Allen Barten) Hogan of Neillsville and Tina Schroeder of Eau Claire, 5 Grandchildren, Austin, Bobby, Cole, Kimberly and Autumn, siblings, Linda Stini, Joyce Schroeder both of Marshfield, Delmar (Sharon) Schroeder of Junction City, WI, Elaine Schroder and Allen Schroeder both also of Marshfield.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Robert, an infant sister, Charlotte and a Brother-in-law, Jerry.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor Douglas Bjerke will officiate. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Thursday morning at the Gesche Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Marshfield.

Serving as casket bearers will be Austin, Bobby and Cole Hogan, Mike, Timmy and Danny Schroeder.

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

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Richardís family with Funeral arrangements.
ROSALINE M. PAKIZ of Greenwood, 91, died September 21st, 2014
ROSALINE M. PAKIZ, age 91, of Greenwood, WI, passed away on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at House of the Dove, in Marshfield.

Funeral services will be held at 11am on Friday, September 26, 2014 at Holy Family Catholic Church, in Willard. Rev. Steve Brice will officiate and burial will follow in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 5pm to 8pm, with a 7:45pm rosary service, and again at the church, of Friday, from 10am until time of service.

Rosaline Marie Plautz was born on October 29, 1922 in Willard, WI, the twelfth child of Stephen Sr. and Mary (Popovich) Plautz. She was raised on the family farm and received her education at North Mound School. As a young woman, Rose moved to Milwaukee where she was a crane operator at International Harvester. She was united in marriage to Frank A. "Butch" Pakiz on November 30, 1946 at Holy Family rectory. Rose farmed and raised a family, with Frank, until retiring and selling their farm in 1980. After retirement, she had many interests, but especially loved spending time with her family and friends, baking potica and streudel's, gardening, canning, and playing music with her husband at area nursing homes. Rose also loved to travel, making 7 trips to Slovenia to visit family. She was the historian and genealogist for the Slovenian heritage in Willard. Rose and Frank spent many, many hours documenting the history of Willard and creating a book about its history. She also remembered everyone's birthdays and anniversary, baking many cakes for these occasions.
She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the Slovenian Women's Union, the Merry Homemakers Club, and the Slovenska Druzba Club.

She will be dearly missed by her husband, Frank, of Greenwood; her children: Larry (Sue) Pakiz of Greenwood, Dave (Betty) Pakiz of Crystal Lake, IL, Patrice Pakiz (Alton Accola) of Apple Valley, MN; 6 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 2 sisters-in-law: Marge Plautz of Withee and Ellen Plautz of Marshfield; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents; her son: Dennis, on March 25, 1993; 7 brothers: Stephen Jr., John, Joe, Frank, Mike, George and Emil Plautz; and 5 sisters: Angeline Levesque, Mary Burmeister, Anne Svigel, Helen Albright and Sophie Matkovich.

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

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.
ORLANDO J. KIND of Greenwood, 89, died September 16th, 2014
Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday, September 22, 2014 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, in Greenwood.
Rev. Brian Campbell will officiate and burial will follow in the Greenwood City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at the church, on Monday, from 9:30am until time of service.

Orlando Joh Kind was born on January 20, 1925 in Fond du lac, WI, the son of Otto Sr. and Mabel (Johnson) Kind. He was raised on the family farm and received his education in the Greenwood area, graduating from Greenwood High School in 1943. Orlando was united in marriage to Alvina M. Bauer on May 17, 1944 in Fond du lac. In 1945, they moved to Greenwood where he started his own milk and cattle hauling business. Orlando sold his trucks in 1960 and went to work for Plautz Brothers, where he was a foreman and in charge of the rock crushing crew. He later went to work for Greenwood Homes, when they opened up in Greenwood, and continued with them until they closed. Orlando then worked at Industrial Air Products, in Phillips, until retiring. For many years he drove school bus for Branstiter's.

He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, served on the Greenwood City Council, the Greenwood Fire Department, and was on the Board of Directors for Black River Apartments.

Orlando had many interests, but especially enjoyed gardening and deer hunting.

He is survived by his 3 sons: Dannie (Judy) of Marshfield, Gary of Greenwood, Steve (Carol) of Phillips; 2 sisters: Darlene Speick of Roscoe, IL, Donna Mae Hium of Eau Claire, WI; one brother: Otto Jr. (Pat) Kind of Greenwood, WI; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Alvina, on June 25, 1994; one brother: Vernon; and one sister: Ruth Rasmussen.

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

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.
TODD P. SELISKAR of Wausau, 46, died September 16th, 2014
TODD P. SELISKAR, age 46, of Wausau, WI, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Vernon Memorial Hospital, in Viroqua.

A gathering for family and friends will take place at St. Therese Catholic Church, in Wausau, on Monday, September 22, 2014 from 4pm to 7pm, with a 6:45pm prayer service. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Holy Family Catholic Church, in Willard, WI, with Rev. Steve Brice officiating.
There will be visitation at the church, on Tuesday, from 10am until time of service. Burial of cremains will follow in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery.

Todd Philip Seliskar was born on Thursday, November 2, 1967, in Stanley, WI, the son of James P. and Evelyn O. (Vetterkind) Seliskar. He was raised and received his education in the Greenwood area, graduating from Greenwood High School in 1986. Todd then attended the Trans American School of Broadcasting in Wausau. After completing the course in broadcasting, he went to work for WAOW Channel 9, in Wausau, where he worked for 25 years.
He was united in marriage to Deanne Hayes and they later divorced. Todd was currently employed with WSAW Channel 7, in Wausau, and also worked seasonally for A&P Enterprises, and as a crossing guard for the Wausau Police Department.

He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church, in Wausau, where he often served as an usher, and was a former member of the Jaycee's.

Todd had many interests, but especially loved sports, running, and volunteered for many community activities.

He will be dearly missed by his mother: Evelyn of Greenwood; one brother: Randall (Lori) of Loyal; one sister: Yvonne of Woodbury, MN; 2 nephews: Chris and Alex; one niece: Katie; his special friend: Jodi Tessmer of Wausau; other relatives and friends.

Todd was preceded in death by his father, James, on September 26, 1997; and one nephew, Daniel, on July 15, 2014.

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

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.
EARL G. CALIEBE, 87, died September 7th, 2014
EARL G. CALIEBE, age 87, of Greenwood, died on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at the Clark County Health Care Center, in Owen. A Celebration of Life will be held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, in Greenwood, on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 11am, with Rev. Brian Campbell officiating.

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

Earl George Caliebe was born on January 1, 1928 in Appleton, WI, the son of George and Mabel (Benson) Caliebe. When he was a young boy, his family moved to Greenwood, where Earl was raised and received his education, graduating from Greenwood High School in 1946. He was united in marriage to Shirley Ann Syth on February 15, 1947 in Greenwood. Earl worked for his father for a short time, before becoming employed with Wuethrich's Creamery (Grassland Dairy Products), where he drove truck for 38 years until his retirement in the mid-1980's. After retiring, Earl kept busy raising raspberries and strawberries, which he started in 1968.

He had many interests, but especially loved sports, fishing and traveling to Australia, Turkey, Israel, Greece and Mexico.

He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

Earl will be dearly missed by his wife, Shirley, of Greenwood; his children: Corrine (Jerry) Miller of Marshfield, James (Linda) Caliebe of Eau Claire, Robert Caliebe of Chicago, IL, Kurt Caliebe of Greenwood, Ann Lindner of Greenwood; 7 grandchildren: Jennifer, Eric (Carol), Jeff, David, Scott (Christina), Jana and Trevor; 4 great grandchildren: Zachary, Alex, Isaac and Nora; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son-in-law: Ralph Lindner; and 2 sisters: Grace Caliebe and Verna Grabler.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be given in Earl's name.

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

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.
RICHARD A. THOMAS, 68, died September 6th, 2014
RICHARD A. THOMAS, age 68, of King, WI, formerly of Loyal and Greenwood, WI, died on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the Wisconsin Veteran's Home, in King, WI. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. David Depaoli will officiate and burial will follow at McMillan Memorial Gardens, in Marshfield. Pallbearers will be: Wayne Thomas, Steve Thomas, Glen Thomas, Steve Canfield and Matthew Thomas.

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

Richard Allan Thomas was born in Greenwood, WI on January 17, 1946, a son of Arnold and Delores (Malinowski) Thomas. He was raised on the family farm and received his education in the Greenwood area, graduating from Greenwood High School in 1946. Richard enlisted into the U.S. Air Force on November 1, 1965 and served until his honorable discharge on April 30, 1974. While in the service, he met and was united in marriage to Elaine Buffington on May 6, 1967 at Pelican Lutheran Church in Ashby, MN. They later divorced. After his discharge, he moved back to Clark County, WI and worked for Plautz Brothers for a few years. Richard then drove truck for Smith Transport in Loyal, WI, for many years. He retired in 1989 and moved to Loyal. After retiring, Richard drove for Abby Vans, Inc. in Neillsville for 3 years. He moved to Colby in 2012 before entering the Wisconsin Veteran's Home in King, WI, on February 15, 2013.

Richard had many interests, but especially loved attending his grandchildren's sporting events, photography, birdwatching, sightseeing, NASCAR, golfing and frisbee golf.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Spencer and was a former member of the Jaycee's.

Richard will be dearly missed by his children: Troy (Brenda) Thomas of Greenwood, Leanne (Gene) Oelrich of Spencer; 5 grandchildren: Treyton, Christian and Bria Thomas, Emma and Grant Oelrich; three brothers: Dennis (Alta) Thomas of Sioux Falls, SD, Everett (Cheryl) Thomas of Greenwood, WI, LeRoy Thomas of Greenwood, WI; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Viola E. Larson, 85, died September 3rd, 2014
Viola Larson, age 85, of Hudson, WI, formerly of Neillsville and Beloit, WI died Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at her residence.

Viola Evelyn Bryan was born on July 2, 1929 in Neillsville, WI the daughter of George and Leona (Broihier) Bryan. She was united in marriage to Vernon F. Larson on November 18, 1950 in Alma Center, WI. They lived in Beloit, WI for many years. After retiring they moved to Neillsville. Shortly after Vernonís death in 2010, Vi moved by her son in Hudson.

Vi will always be remembered as a loving, kind-hearted woman who loved spending time with her granddaughters.

She is survived by a son, Stack (Lori) Larson of Hudson, WI, two granddaughters, Lacey Larson and Lilly Larson and many brothers and sisters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon, a son, Daniel and her parents.

A Graveside Service for Viola was held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Dells Dam Cemetery in Levis Township, Clark County, WI. Pastor Douglas Bjerke officiated.

The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Violaís family with Funeral arrangements.
JANET B. BRASIER, 74, died September 2nd, 2014
JANET B. BRASIER, age 74, of Loyal, WI, passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Friday, September 5, 2014 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Loyal.

Rev. Steve Brice will officiate and burial will take place in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery at a later date.
Pallbearers will be Mason Frost, David LaBarge, Jason Cornell and Mark Engevold.

Visitation will be held at St. Anthony Catholic Church on Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 4pm to 8pm, with a 7:45pm rosary service, and on Friday, at the church, from 10am until time of service.

Janet Barbara Brecht was born on August 5, 1940 in Milwaukee, WI, to Peter and Velma (Vogel) Brecht, Sr. When she was a young girl, her family moved to Loyal where she attended St. Anthony Catholic School and graduated from Loyal High School in 1959. Janet was united in marriage to Darwin A. Brasier on October 17, 1959 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Loyal. While raising a family, Janet worked for many years at the Roundy's Store, in Loyal. She later worked as a cook at the catholic school, and drove truck, over-the-road, with her husband. Janet retired and resided at home for the past several years, due to her declining health.

Church was very important in her life and St. Anthony Catholic Church was her home for many years.

Janet had many interests, but especially loved her dogs, Peppy and Lady, raising Shetland Sheepdog's "Sheltie's", camping, riding snowmobiles and motorcycles, raising honey bee's, and she was a former volunteer for the House of the Dove Home Hospice program.
She will be dearly missed by her husband, Darwin, of Loyal; 3 daughters: Kim (Dave) LaBarge of Loyal, Laura Brasier of Marshfield, Dana Frost (fiance Brian Wills) of Wisconsin Rapids; 5 grandchildren: Shannon (Mark) Engevold of Marshfield, Sarah (Jason) Cornell of Bellevue, NE, David (Mindy) LaBarge of Madison, Mason Frost of Marshfield, Morgan Frost of Oshkosh; 7 great grandchildren: Nevada, Trevor, Elizabeth, Taylor, Izaiha, Avrey, Kacie; one sister: Marilyn Redig of Loyal, WI; one brother: Peter Jr. (Karen) Brecht of Loyal, WI; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Betty Zarnke.

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

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.
PHYLLIS J. SYTH, 82, died August 29th, 2014
PHYLLIS J. SYTH, age 82, of Greenwood, died on Friday, August 29, 2014 at the Clark County Health Care Center, in Owen.

Funeral services will be held at 11am on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, in Greenwood. Visitation will be held at the church, on Tuesday, from 10am until time of service.

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Brad L Mews, 31, died August 21st, 2014
Loyal, WI, passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital, in Marshfield, from injuries sustained in a automobile accident. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Tuesday, August 26,. 2014 at the Loyal United Methodist Church. Rev. Patsy Roe will officiate and burial will follow in the Loyal City Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the Loyal United Methodist Church on Monday, August 25, 2014 from 4pm to 8pm, and again on Tuesday, from 10am until time of service.

He will be dearly missed by his 2 sons: Lorin and Landon Mews and their mother, Michelle Redig, of Neillsville; his parents: Rick and Karen Mews of Loyal; 3 sisters: Tara (Mike) Nelson of Oak Creek, WI, Bobi Mews (Catrell Williams) of Neenah, WI, Cari Mews (Eric Fryman) of Greenwood, WI; his grandmothers: Dolores Mews of Wisconsin Rapids, WI and Norma Plaskey of Marshallville, OH; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal, is assisting the family arrangements.
Betty J. Warriner, 50, died August 20th, 2014
Owen, WI, passed away on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital, in Marshfield.

A memorial service will be held at 11am on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Cuddie Funeral Home, in Loyal, with Rev. Dan Zimmerman officiating. Visitation will be held at Cuddie Funeral Home, on Wednesday, from 10am until time of service.

Betty will be dearly missed by her daughter: Rosie Escebedo of Loyal; her parents: Charles and Diana (Wysocki) Frenn; 4 sisters: Rose (Ray) Tiechmiller of Waupan, WI, Josephine (Thomas) Wery of Oshkosh, WI, Wilhelmina Frenn of Loyal, WI, Lavinia Frenn (Robert Youmans) of Loyal, WI; one brother: Harold of Oshkosh, WI; her very dear nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family would like to extend their deepest thanks and gratitude for the staff at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital for the wonderful care given to Betty during her illness.

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

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Janis "Jan" L. Vollrath , 82, died June 27th, 2014
JANIS "JAN" L. VOLLRATH, 82, of Marshfield, WI, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 27, 2014 at Golden Living Center Three Oaks in Marshfield. A memorial service will be held at 11am on Friday, August 22, 2014 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, in Marshfield, with Rev. Bob Lesher officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood City Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church, on Friday, from 10am until time of service.

Jan will be dearly missed by one son: Randy (Linda) Vollrath of Wautoma; 11 grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Jan's name to Children's Miracle Network.

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

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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