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Evelyn Heiman, 85, died October 24th, 2016
Evelyn Heiman, age 85, of Neillsville, WI died Monday, October 24, 2016 at her home surrounded by family.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Online Condolences may be made at

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Evelyn’s family with Funeral arrangements.
Herbert “Herb” A. Nemitz, 72, died October 22nd, 2016
Herbert “Herb” A. Nemitz, 72, of Neillsville, WI, died on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI.

Herbert August Nemitz was born on October 5, 1944 at the old hospital in Neillsville, the son of August and Meta (Schultz) Nemitz. Herb attended elementary school at St. John’s Lutheran School and graduated from Neillsville High School in 1962. On July 24, 1965 he was united in marriage to Betty S. Radatz. Herb worked various jobs until he started working for Nelson Industries in April of 1966 and later on with Cummins until his retirement in the fall of 2009. After his retirement he spent many hours working on his daughter, Michelle {Shelly} and son-in-law, Sam’s farm where he plowed many acres throughout the spring and fall. When he wasn’t on a John Deere plowing Herb loved camping with friends, fishing, mowing the lawn and watching his Grandkids in their many activities. In 2012, Herb and Betty took a 7 week trip to Alaska fulfilling a bucket list item.

Herb will be greatly missed by his wife of 51 years, Betty, children; Todd Nemitz (Darci Mahoney and her daughter, Teeghan) daughter Katarina of Neillsville, Michelle (Sam) Strobel sons Tanner and Cole of Arpin, Jeanine (David) Voigt daughter Josie, son Dylan of Granton and Julie (Jay) Nikolay sons Nathan and Corbin of Auburndale. He is further survived by a brother, Melvin (Sharon) Nemitz of Neillsville, Betty’s sister, Joyce (Merlin) Olson of Janesville and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lucille.

A Memorial Service for Herb will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 28, 2016 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville. Pastor Timothy Biebert will officiate.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 27, 20116 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville and also from 10:00 until the time of the service Friday morning at St. John’s.

Honorary casket bearers will be his grandchildren, Katarina Nemitz, Tanner Strobel, Cole Strobel, Josie Voigt, Dylan Voigt, Nathan Nikolay, Corbin Nikolay and as a special honorary casket bearer, Teeghan Mahoney.

In lieu of flowers memorial may be directed to the family for designation at a later date.

Online Condolences may be made at
Gilbert Warren Sutherland, 78, died October 17th, 2016
Gilbert Warren Sutherland, 78, of Mead Lake, rural Greenwood, WI, passed away on Monday, October 17, 2016, in Marshfield, WI, as a result of a relatively long battle with life. (Note: Gilbert penned his own obituary which is relayed verbatim per his request. Updates have been lovingly provided by his daughters).

Gil was born on June 14, 1938 in Fond du Lac, WI, the son of Roger and Katharine Sutherland. He spent the greater part of his formative years in Milwaukee where much of his life was happy. He attended Riverside High School and excelled in music and athletics. His college years were spent at Wisconsin State College (now UW Milwaukee) and Lawrence College where he graduated with a B.A. Cum Laude in 1960. Gil received his Masters degree from Wesleyan University in 1961 and accepted his first teaching assignments in Stevens Point (1962-63) and Neenah (1963-1993). Gil attempted to instill in his students an inquiring mind and a constant quest to answer “Why?.” While in Neenah, Gil coached wrestling, began the interscholastic program and served as head track and assistant football coach. A need to be with his growing family and a disgust with a growing concern with hair length ended his coaching career. While he could have, he did not coach the 1963 Neenah cross country team to the Class A title. That glory belongs to T. Lynch.

Gil was not affiliated with any organized religion and when asked, would often refer to himself as an Evangelical Agnostic. For those who really knew him; however, he was actually a Catholic, but did not let on since most would not understand that to be a Catholic is to be in a true minority.

Gil is survived by his two beautiful daughters: Andrea (Almus) Kenter of Kingston, NH and Chantelle (Thomas) Stocco of Milwaukee, WI; one brother: Warren Sutherland of Port Townsend, WA; two sisters: Rosalie Stump of Salem, VA and Carol Awender of Sanibel, FL, and four grandchildren: Linas, Daris, Magdalena, and Maxwell.

Per Gil’s request there will be no funeral and no flowers. Donations in Gil’s name to Boyd’s Mason Lake Resort fish management fund are welcomed (PO Box 57, Fifield, WI 54524). Gil also requests help to provide bird feed to sustain his feathered friends throughout the seasons.

A future gathering of friends will be arranged.

A year prior to his passing, Gil lost Patsy, his true love and wife. Had she outlived Gil, it was his request that someone send or bring Pat an occasional carnation, pussy willows in March, Spring Beauties and Marsh Marigolds in May, a trillium on May 8 (Andrea’s birthday), and a wild violet in June.
In Gilbert and Patsy’s memory, Andrea and Chantelle ask all friends and family to honor this request by providing a friend or a stranger with a flower anytime during the year.

Gil leaves these messages: “We have met the enemy and they is us” and from the advice of his good friend Dr. Gloomer, “If most things in life aren’t funny, then that’s the way they really are.”

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Dolores Ann Parker, 86, died October 8th, 2016
Dolores Ann Parker, 86, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 8, 2016 with her family by her side.

Dolores was born June 30, 1930 in Dekalb, IL, the daughter of Carl and Anna (Hansen) Sederberg. She attended grade school and junior high schools in Dekalb, Joliet and rural Sycamore, IL and graduated from Sycamore High School in 1948. She worked as a bookkeeper for an auto garage in Sycamore prior to marriage.

On February 17, 1951, Dolores married Maynard Clair Parker at First Lutheran Church in Dekalb. The couple operated dairy farms in Hampshire, IL and Whitewater, WI before moving to Granton, WI in 1965, where they farmed until 1995. Following the sale of the farm, they resided nearby until moving to Neillsville in 2014.

She was a member of Zion American Lutheran Church. Over the years, she enjoyed her garden flowers, making tied quilts, doing word search puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a very generous and giving person to her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, four children: Bronna (Tim) Lehmann, of New Glarus, WI, Jay (Kent Lee) of Columbia Heights, MN, Tim (Amy) of Loyal, WI and Amy (Gary) Veltus of Neillsville, WI, six grandchildren: Zach Lehmann, Tyler Parker, Bailey Parker, Samantha Pohle, Melissa Pohle and Rebecca Veltus, and one great grandchild (Mary Gallaher). She is also survived by a sister, Marlene (Al) Valerius, of Dekalb, a sister-in-law, Peggy Pogue, of Rockford, IL and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one nephew.

Visitation will be at Gesche Funeral Home from 1-3 pm on Saturday, October 15, followed by a private service and interment at Windfall Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to Wisconsin Public Television.

Online condolences may be made at
NANCY L. DELO, 86, died October 6th, 2016
NANCY L. DELO, age 86, of Loyal, WI, passed away at the Clark Count Rehab & Living Center, in Owen, WI, on Thursday, October 6, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 11am on Tuesday, October 11 2016 at the Loyal United Methodist Church. Rev. Patsy Roe will officiate and burial will follow in the Loyal Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Paul Delo, Bubba Delo, Michael Delo and Nathan Reading.

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

Nancy Lee Colby was born on July 25, 1930 in the Town of Brighton, rural Unity, WI, the daughter of Henry and Lucy (Mayville) Colby. She was raised on the family farm and received her education in the Unity, WI area, graduating from Unity High School in 1948. After completing high school, Nancy held various jobs, including, working at a fishing pole factory in Unity, at a candy store in Milwaukee, and at a grocery store in Unity, as a meat wrapper. She was united in marriage to Merlin C. Delo on January 21, 1956 in Neillsville. Nancy farmed alongside her husband and raised their family on a farm in the Town of Beaver, rural Loyal, WI. She resided on the farm until shortly before her death.

She was a member of the Loyal United Methodist Church and had many interests, but especially loved spending time with her family and grandchildren, playing fast-pitch softball in her younger years where she was a feared pitcher, and bowling.

Nancy is survived by her children: Randy of Sarasota, FL, Clay (Margie) of Spencer, WI, Audrey (Randy) Reading of Grafton, WI, Scott (Christina) of Loyal, WI; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters: Erma Peters of Neenah, WI, Beverly Kempke of Pound, WI, Virgene Ladd of South Milwaukee, WI; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Merlin, in 2005; her children: Rick in 1995, Cheryl Delo in 2003, Shannon Delo in 2005 and Susan in infancy; 2 granddaughters: Jessica Delo in 2003 and Paige Delo in 2012; her daughter-in-law: Doris Delo in 1995; 2 sisters: Lottie Lynn and Elenora Colby; and 4 brothers: Don, Lowell, Lloyd and Dennis Colby.

Online condolences may be expressed at

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