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Clifford “Cliff” R. McCoy, 68, died June 19th, 2017
Clifford “Cliff” R. McCoy, age 68, of Neillsville, WI died on Monday, June 19, 2017 at his home.

Cliff was born on August 30, 1948 in La Crosse, WI to Clifford Sr. and Muriel (Riley) McCoy. He graduated from La Crosse Central High School and Western Wisconsin Technical Institute. Cliff was married to Jane Sutton in 1968, they later divorced. He later married Gloria Brody on January 14, 2005. He was assistant manager of A&P Grocery Stores in Des Moines, IA and Hayward, WI. He also worked for Frelks Tree Farm, Grassland Dairy of Greenwood, WI and the Rooster Bar and Grill in Neillsville, WI. Cliff was happiest when he was drumming with the several different bands that he was a member of: The Crescendos, Tranquils, Lineman, Misfits Country Road Show, Nite Life Express, and Barroom Buddies. He was known throughout the area for lighting up his drums on fire during Wipe Out.
He loved music and enjoyed a variety of styles but his favorite was Willie Nelson because of his creativeness. Cliff served as Brat Master at the La Crosse October Fest for approximately 6 years in the 1970’s. He also had the opportunity to assist in driving a 6 horse hitch pulling a Circus Wagon in the Ringling Brother’s Circus parade in Milwaukee, WI for a number of years.
Cliff loved the color blue, horses, women, hot rods, traveling, the night sky in the desert, rock & roll, drums and trains. He also stepped in to assist Santa in Humbird, Loyal, Neillsville NH and surprise visits to those he knew needed a visit from Santa. He always had a joke and a smile and was goofing around to make others happy. He lived a simple life and always appreciated the little things.

Cliff is survived by his wife, Gloria of Neillsville, WI, a daughter, Jennifer (James) Heath, grandchildren, Justin and JoAnna Heath and step-children, Charles (Linda) Brody, Lisa (Jeff) Meicher, Chad (Marchelle) Brody and David (Crystal) Brody, 7 Step Grandchildren and 1 Step Great Grandchild. He is further survived by a special niece, Cindy, nephews and other family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Mark McCoy, sisters; Carol McCoy and Connie Tschumper.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville, WI. Pastor Joe Weiers will officiate.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Friday morning prior to the service. Honorary Pall Bearers are: James Heath, Justin, Heath, Charles Brody, Chad Brody and David Brody.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Cliff’s family.

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

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Clifford’s family with Funeral arrangements.
Dale Goodwin, 65, died June 1st, 2017
DALE L. GOODWIN, age 65, of Loyal, WI, passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at his home.

A memorial visitation will be held at Cuddie Funeral Home, in Loyal, on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Dale Lee Goodwin was born on July 9, 1951 in Watertown, WI, to Edward and Ida (Elpert) Goodwin. In 1956 his family moved to Colby, WI and then to Loyal, where he received his education and graduated from Loyal High School in 1969. Dale was drafted into the U.S. Army on January 26, 1971 and served until his honorable discharge on January 16, 1973. He returned to Loyal and went to work at Smith Feed's and married the love of his life Cathi Spuhler on January 18, 1974. Dale later worked for Dolly Madison, in Eau Clare, and was in charge of the Marshfield route. In 1979, he went to work driving truck for Roehl Transport and retired in July 2016 after 36 years of service.

He had many interests, but especially loved spending time with his family and friends, camping, boating, tinkering, and collecting tractors and artifacts.

Dale will be dearly missed by his wife, Cathi, of Loyal; his son: Damon (Theresa) of Marshfield; 3 grandchildren: Brianna S. Darrow, Samantha Jolee Goodwin, Devan Lee Goodwin; one great granddaughter: Brooklyn J. Darrow. He is also survived by his sister: Janis (Allen) Miller of Loyal; his sister-in-law: Theresa Goodwin of Colby; 2 brothers-in-law: Michael (Sharon) Spuhler of Loyal, Jack (Barb) Spuhler of Thorp; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, John Goodwin.

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

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.
David Mueller, 63, died May 31st, 2017
DAVID M. MUELLER, age 63, of Marshfield, passed away peacefully at the House of the Dove, in Marshfield, on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 after his courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday, June 5, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Loyal, with Rev. Daniel Zimmerman officiating. Pallbearers will be Caleb Linder, Joe Schulte, Jasson Schulte and Pat Linder. Burial will take place in the Loyal Cemetery at a later date.

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

David Michael Mueller was born on October 2, 1953 in Eau Claire, WI, to Arnold and Leona (Stafford) Mueller. He was raised on the family farm in Loyal, and graduated from Loyal High School in 1971. After completing his education, David lived in Wausau, Spencer and Prescott, before moving to Marshfield, where he resided at the time of his death.
He had many interests, but especially loved spending time with family and friends, traveling when he could, the Green Bay Packers, going out to eat, and having movie marathons with his friends.

David will be dearly missed by his sister: Rochelle "Shelly" (Richard "Butch") Schulte of Prescott, WI; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; half-sister: Patricia Boldt; half-brother: Richard Perry; one niece and 3 nephews.

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

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.
John E. Lloyd, 41, died May 31st, 2017
John Lloyd, age 41, of Neillsville, WI died Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at his home.

John Edwin Lloyd was born on August 4, 1975 in Neillsville, WI the son of Edwin and Beverly (Fitzl) Lloyd.

He is survived by a son, Tyler Fredrickson of Neillsville, his parents, Ed and Bev Lloyd of Neillsville, four siblings, Tammy (Jim) Pilsner of Granton, WI, Cindy (Josh) Stodola of Eau Claire, WI, Ed Lloyd Jr. of Merrillan, WI and Bill Lloyd of Black River Falls, WI, along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Kevin, paternal grandparents, Byno and Mary Lloyd and his maternal grandparents, John and Margartet Fitzl.

There will be a celebration of Life at a later date.
Mark W. Olsen, 80, died May 26th, 2017
Mark W Olsen 80, of Neillsville, Wisconsin passed away May 26, 2017 at home following complications of heart and kidney failure. He was born September 26, 1936 to Marcus B and Audrey (Keefe) Olsen of Maple Park, Il.

He is survived by his longtime best friend and partner, Jackie Crone and his children Dan of Chicago, IL, Diane Barnhart of Rockford IL, Darlene Oberheim of Maricopa, AZ and Rocky (wife Lisa) of Lublin, WI. Also his grandchildren Tracie Barnhart-Scott, Tosha Barnhart, Andrea Oberheim, Raquel Olsen, Preston Olsen, Hailey Olsen , Clayton Olsen, and three great grandchildren, his siblings Patricia (Al Homan), Nancy (Dick Starck) Caryl (Jerry Schrader), Bill Olsen (Sue) and Mel (Fred Needham). He also leaves numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Mark was preceded by siblings A. Richard Olsen Dorothy McAdams and T Michael Olsen

Like his father before him and his son Rocky; Mark’s passion was that of a self-employed Livestock Dealer. He was well known to the local farmers and Livestock auction barns both in his younger years in Illinois and later in Wisconsin.

A memorial family gathering will be held at a later date in Illinois.

The family would like to thank Ministry St. Joseph’s Home Care Hospice. Memorials can be made to Ministry Home Care Hospice, in care of The Foundation of Saint Joseph’s Hospital. Cards may be sent to the Rocky Olsen family, N588 8 ½ Ave., Lublin, WI 54447.

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

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Mark’s family with Funeral arrangements.
Jeffery L. DeMert, 56, died May 4th, 2017
Jeff DeMert, age 56, of Neillsville, WI died suddenly Thursday, May 4, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

He is survived by his significant other, Shelley Bleecker of Neillsville and her children, Nicole (Leif) Polzin and their son, Gavin of Neillsville and Dakota Brorson of Neillsville. His mother, “George” (Jim) Raine of Neillsville, sisters, Cindy (Randy) Butts of Neillsville, Kay (Marshall) Hayes of La Crosse and Debbie Spiegel of Neillsville, a brother, Kevin (Kelly) DeMert of New York, and nephews, Adam Brorson and his children, Zoe and Gia, Dylan Spiegel, Kevin Jr and Collin DeMert and Josh (Heidi) Butts their daughter, Jaycee and a Godmother, Mary Jane Frei.

He was preceded in death by his father, “Buck” DeMert.

A Celebration of Jeff’s life will be held at a later date.

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

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