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Viola L. Schlinkert, 100, died October 19th, 2014
Viola Schlinkert, age 100, entered her eternal home on Sunday, October 19th at Berlin Memorial Hospital with her family at her side.

She was born January 7th, 1914 to Charles and Bertha (Prust) Guk in Lynn, WI. She attended Maple Grove School and then helped her parents on the farm until she married Victor Schlinkert on September 13th, 1940. The couple farmed in rural Neillsville until 1982 when they moved into Neillsville. She currently resided at Heartland House, assisted living, Wautoma, WI.

Viola was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and while health permitted was an active member of the Ladies Aid. She enjoyed the many years of farming with her husband and being a homemaker. Her greatest joy came from the time she spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Viola is survived by two daughters: Verona (Russell) Kloehn of Wautoma, WI and Vanda (Frank) Garcia of Eau Claire, WI; four grandchildren: Sara (Todd) Russ, Rachel (Derek) Kasten, Jonathan (Jennifer) Kloehn, and Jason Garcia; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1982, her parents, one brother, five sisters, a granddaughter: Renee (Kloehn) Rosenbaum, and a great-granddaughter: Sadie Russ.

The Funeral Service for Viola will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, rural Neillsville (Globe) with Pastor John Warmuth officiating.

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Wednesday at the church. Burial will take place in the church cemetery following the service.

The family would like to extend a thank you to the staff at Berlin Memorial Hospital and at Heartland House in Wautoma and to Ministry Home Care for the excellent and compassionate care that Viola received.

We are saddened by our loss but we rejoice with her that she is now enjoying that home in heaven that our Lord promises to all who have their faith founded in Him.

Online Condolences may be made at

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Viola’s family with Funeral arrangements.
David Doboy, 61, died October 17th, 2014
David Doboy, age 61, of Neillsville, WI died Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville.

David Steven Doboy as born on June 18, 1953 in Chicago, IL the son of Steven and Oleda (Schultz) Doboy. David was employed by Allied Ready Mix Company in Chicago. He was also a fireman for the Palos Fire Department for many years. He moved to Wisconsin in 1981 and married his wife, Sonia Christiansen, who at that time lived in Marshfield, WI. He drove semi-truck for Hamel Forest Products for 14 years, and then moved on to Block Cold Storage, where he worked for 10. He and Sonia resided in Pine Valley township.
David loved to hunt and fish, cut wood, plow snow and help anyone in need. His death is a great loss to his family and he will be dearly missed.

His is survived by his wife, Sonia, step-sons, Kelly Christiansen of Marshfield, WI and Kevin Christiansen of Neillsville and one grandson, Hunter Christiansen of Neillsville.

A Memorial Service for David will be held at 11 am, Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor John Warmuth will officiate. Visitation will be from 10 to 11am, Tuesday at the Gesche Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting David's family with funeral arrangements.
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