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May 20, 2018

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Herman C. Kielhold
A Celebration of Life for Herman C. Kielhold will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Nativity of Our Lord Parish, 125 E. King St., Rhinelander, with luncheon and visitation to follow.


Saturday, May 19, 2018

R. Gene McKenzie
R. Gene McKenzie, 86, of Rhinelander passed away Wednesday May 9, 2018 at Milestone Senior Living in Rhinelander.
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Sue Eleanore Strippel
Longtime town of Pelican resident Sue Eleonore Strippel, 71, passed away March 13, 2018 in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Mitchell Lemke
Mitchell Lemke, age 69, of Rhinelander, died May 16, 2018, in Rhinelander.
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Linda Ann O'Brien
Linda Ann O'Brien, age 70 of Rhinelander, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018 in Tomahawk.
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Medina E. Schuyler Bahr
Medina Elizabeth Schuyler Bahr, age 50, of rural Pine River, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, May 5, 2018 at her home in the Township of Leon, Waushara County, after a hard fought battle with cancer.
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Robert Russell Samz
Robert Russell Samz, age 85, of Argonne, passed away peacefully at home, Sunday, May 13, 2018. Bob was born Oct. 25, 1932, in Argonne, to Russell J. and Priscilla M. (Fillion) Samz.
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Betty L. Fries
Betty L. Fries, age 88, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018 at Milestone Senior Living in Woodruff, with her husband and family by her side and under the care of Ministry Home Care Arbor Vitae Hospice.
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Pauline Hord
Pauline Hord, age 80 of Payson, Arizona, and a former resident of Rhinelander, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018 at Rim Country Health Nursing Home in Payson.
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Robert G. Krouze
Robert G. Krouze, 84, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Jan. 21, 2018.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Lynne Mehlberg
As Lynne Mehlberg's son woke early May 11 to a beautiful sunrise, he knew it was a signal that God would be taking his mom into His arms that day.
(2 comments)

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Ronald J. "Ron" Gauthier Sr.
Ronald J. "Ron" Gauthier Sr. age 78 of Rhinelander, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018 at his daughter's home under the care of his loving family and Ascension Home Care Hospice.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Eleanore R. Johnson
Eleanore R. Johnson, age 100, of Rhinelander, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Country Terrace under the care of Ascension Home Health.
(1 comments)

Saturday, May 12, 2018

R. Gene McKenzie
R. Gene McKenzie, 86, of Rhinelander passed away May 9, 2018.
Saturday, May 12, 2018

Arlette Grace Platta
Arlette Grace Platta, age 82 of Rhinelander, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Ascension St. Mary's Hospital.
Saturday, May 12, 2018

Laurence J. Puza
Laurence Joseph Puza ("Larry" - "Puz") passed peacefully at home after a short struggle with brain cancer on Monday, May 7, 2018.
(3 comments)

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Denise Ellen Wendt
Denise Ellen Wendt, age 60, Monico, died May 8, 2018 at St. Clare's Hospital in Weston.
Saturday, May 12, 2018

Eleanore R. Johnson
Eleanore R. Johnson, age 100, of Rhinelander, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Country Terrace under the care of Ascension Home Health.
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Denise E. Wendt
Denise E. Wendt, age 60 of Rhinelander, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Ascension St. Clare's Hospital in Weston.
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Winnifred Warden
Winnifred (Winnie) Warden, aged 93, passed away peacefully on April 21, 2018 at Preston Place Assisted Living Facility in Redgranite, Wis. Winnifred was born Feb. 25, 1925 to Ralph and Mamie Emerson.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Lou Ann "Louie" M. Tadych
Lou Ann "Louie" M. Tadych, age 71, of Harshaw, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2018, at her home under the care of Ascension at Home Hospice.
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Grace Magnus
Grace Magnus, age 90, a longtime resident of Harrison, passed away May 2, 2018 at Grace Lodge Assisted Living in Rhinelander.
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Joan E. (Jorsch) Pickett
Joan E. (Jorsch) Pickett, 80, of Las Vegas, formerly of Rhinelander, passed away at Centennial Hills Hospital on April 23, 2018.
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Norma "Fuzzy" Belliveau
Norma "Fuzzy" Belliveau, of Tomahawk and Laughlin, Nevada, passed away at Western Arizona Medical Center on May 3, 2018. A complete obituary and funeral plans will be announced at a later date.
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Arletta Platta
Arlette Platta, age 82 of Rhinelander, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Ascension St. Mary's Hospital. She was born Dec. 9, 1935, in Cato, Wis., to Arthur and Blanche (Miller) Spaude.
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Joel A. Ohman
Joel A. Ohman, age 75 of Rhinelander, passed away April 26, 2018 after a long battle with cancer.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Lois Marie (Carpentier) Terzinski
Lois Marie (Carpentier) Terzinski, 90, passed from this earthly world on April 29, 2018, to be with her Lord. She was born March 20, 1928, in Rhinelander, to Clifford and Gladys (Smith) LaVoy.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Delores "Laurie" Stefanez
Delores "Laurie" Stefanez passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Tomahawk Health Services and under Aspirus Hospice Care.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Robert John Sackett Sr.
It is with great sadness that the family of Robert John Sackett Sr. announces his passing on Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Wausau, at the age of 67. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Timothy Vocke
Timothy Vocke, age 70, of Rhinelander, died April 23, 2018 at his home. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Bruce "Butch" L. Sheldon
Bruce "Butch" L. Sheldon, age 80 of the town of Pine Lake, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018 at his residence with his family at his side. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Joel Allan Ohman
Joel Allan Ohman, age 75, of Pine Lake, died April 26, 2018 at his home. He was born Sept. 26, 1942 in Sturgeon Bay. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Erwin "Erv" R. Polzin
Erwin "Erv" R. Polzin, age 103 of Rhinelander, entered eternal life on Sunday, April 22, 2018, after listening to one more radio broadcast of service from Zion Ev. Lutheran Church.
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Timothy Vocke
Timothy Vocke, age 70, of Rhinelander, died April 23, 2018 at his home. He was born April 13, 1948 in Berwyn, Ill., to Frederick and Rosemarie (Grush) Vocke.
(1 comments)

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Major Bonita J. Spicer (R)
Major Bonita J. Spicer (R), 84, of Crystal Falls, Mich, was "Promoted To Glory" Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls.
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Alice Marie Pearson Foelker
Alice Marie Pearson Foelker passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the age of 87. She was born July 15, 1930, to Adolph and Mary Mode.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Erwin "Erv" R. Polzin
Erwin "Erv" R. Polzin, age 103 of Rhinelander, entered eternal life on Sunday, April 22, 2018, after listening to one more church service broadcast on the radio from Zion Ev. Lutheran Church.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Robert John Sackett
Robert John Sackett, age 67, of Rhinelander, died April, 22, 2018 in Wausau.

He was born Oct. 30, 1950, in Rhinelander, to David and Helen Sackett.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

James R. Wanie
James R. Wanie, age 88, of Appleton, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018, at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Bernard David Winston
Bernard David Winston, age 75, died Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Cumberland Heights in Rhinelander. Bernie was born on June 24, 1942 in Milwaukee, the son of Samuel and Annette (nee Rubinstein) Winston.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

June Everson
Heaven threw a "Welcome Home" party for June Everson, 89, on Sunday, April 15, 2018. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 21, 2018

William Buschel
William Buschel, of Elcho, died Monday, April 16, 2018, at his home. He was 78 years old. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 21, 2018

Donald F. Stadler
Donald F. Stadler, 76, of Green Bay, died April 2, 2018, at a local hospital following a brief illness. He was born May 23, 1941, in Wausau, to the late John and Viola (Koehler) Stadler.
Thursday, April 19, 2018

John Joseph Wolff
John Joseph Wolff, age 41 of Rhinelander, passed away peacefully at Ascension St. Mary's Hospital on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. He was born Sept. 29, 1976, in Kankakee, Illinois, to Christy Craig (nee Patchatt) and Casper Wolff.
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Jeanne Tromp
Jeanne Tromp, age 61, of Rhinelander, died Wednesday, April, 11, 2018, at her home, surrounded by her family.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

June L. Everson
June L. Everson, age 89 of the town of Harrison, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Rennes Health and Rehab.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Pamela Fish
Pamela Fish, age 57, of Rhinelander, died April 10, 2018, at her home. She was born June 25, 1960, in Rhinelander to James and Melva (Alsteen) Zarm.
Saturday, April 14, 2018

Robert C. Nelson
Robert C Nelson, age 93, Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired, of Rhinelander, Wis., died April 11, 2018, at the Rennes Health and Rehab.
Saturday, April 14, 2018

Edward H. Reeves
Edward H. Reeves, affectionately known as "Nice Eddy," passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 89 years old.
Saturday, April 14, 2018

Jeanne Tromp
Jeanne Tromp, age 61, of Rhinelander, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at her home, surrounded by her family.
Saturday, April 14, 2018

Anita Lynn Bushong
Anita Lynn Bushong, age 50, of Rhinelander, passed away peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on April 7, 2018.
(2 comments)

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Roberta Harris
Roberta Harris of San Rafael, Calif. passed away unexpectedly on April 6, 2018, at her summer home.
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Robert "Bob" P. England Sr.
Robert "Bob" P. England Sr., age 73, of the town of Crescent, passed away at his home on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Bob was born in Appleton on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1944, the son of Earl and Ruth (Kamke) England.
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Pamela Fish
Pamela Fish, age 57, of Rhinelander, died April 10, 2018, at her home. She was born June 25, 1960 in Rhinelander.
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Robert Nelson
Robert Nelson, retired Colonel, age 93, of Rhinelander, died April 11, 2018 at Rennes Health and Rehab. He was born Feb. 9, 1925.
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Laurel "Larry" Gerhard Geertgens
Laurel "Larry" Gerhard Geertgens, age 88, of Rhinelander, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Ascension St. Mary's Hospital. He was born Feb. 10, 1930 to Gerhard and Anna (Oestreich) Geertgens.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Carol Carlson
Carol Carlson, age 77 of Rhinelander, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Ascension St. Mary's Hospital.
(1 comments)

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Dale S. Caskey
Dale S. Caskey, age 59 of Rhinelander, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Saturday, April 7, 2018

Dorothy M. Peters
Dorothy M. Peters, 96, of Medford, formerly of Fond du Lac area, died Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Aspirus Care and Rehab, Medford, surrounded by her family.
Saturday, April 7, 2018

Gary L. Sparling
Gary L. Sparling, age 80 of the town of Woodboro, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018.
(1 comments)

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Carol Carlson
Carol Carlson, age 77, of Rhinelander, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Ascension St. Mary's Hospital. She was born May 6, 1940, in Rhinelander, to Martin and Irene (Johnson) Budde.
Thursday, April 5, 2018

William (Bill) Jesse
William (Bill) J. Jesse, age 90, of Rhinelander died peacefully in his sleep March 24, 2018 in Muskego, where he resided for the past three years.
(2 comments)

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Richard F. McKenzie
Richard F. McKenzie, 90, of Rhinelander passed away Friday, March 30, 2018 at Milestone Senior Living in Rhinelander.
(1 comments)

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Laurel Gerhard Geertgens
Laurel Gerhard Geertgens, age 88, of Rhinelander, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was born Feb. 10, 1930, in Delano, Minn., to Gerhard and Anna (Oestreich) Geertgens.
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Caryl J. Denney
Caryl J. Denney, age 85 of Rhinelander, passed away peacefully at home and surrounded by her family on Friday, Jan.12, 2018. She was born Feb. 24, 1932, in Rhinelander, to Carl and Jeanette (Street) Edmund.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Sherre L. Hofmann
Sherre L. Hofmann, age 70, of Tomahawk, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Richard F. McKenzie
Richard F. McKenzie, 90, of Rhinelander passed away Friday March 30, 2018 at Milestone Senior Living in Rhinelander.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Joan M. Reese
Joan M. Reese, age 88, of Rhinelander, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018, at Friendly Village.
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Lorraine Eleanor Schleinz
Lorraine Eleanor Schleinz, age 94, of Rhinelander, died Thursday, March 22, 2018 in Rhinelander.
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Dale S. Caskey
Dale S. Caskey, age 59 of Rhinelander, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Saturday, March 31, 2018

John Leroy Spencer
John Leroy Spencer, age 96, entered eternal life on Mar. 28, 2018.
(4 comments)

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Gary L. Sparling
Gary L. Sparling, age 80, of the town of Woodboro, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018.
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Kenneth C. Dietzler
Kenneth C. Dietzler, age 73, passed on to his eternal rest on Friday, March 23, 2018, after a short battle with cancer, at the Atrium Post Acute Care of Little Chute.
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Robert Bruce Holm
Robert Bruce Holm, age 64, passed away unexpectedly in the arms of his daughter on Sunday, March 25, 2018. He was soon surrounded by his loved ones as he joined his wife in heaven.
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Antoinette (Toni) Maney
Antoinette (Toni) Maney has died. She was the daughter of Joseph and Catherine (Kits) Dewyer who ran the Dewyer Boatworks on Hwy. 70 East.
(2 comments)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Dorris Jean Jenkins
Dorris Jean Jenkins, age 90 of Rhinelander, passed peacefully Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at her home and in the company of her granddaughter. She was born Sept. 28, 1927, in Jacksonville, Texas to John T. and Buna (Jones) Merritt.
Saturday, March 24, 2018

Brian "Beep" Joslin
Brian "Beep" Joslin, age 68, of Tomahawk, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018. Brian was born June 14, 1949, in Tomahawk, to the late Ross and Carol (Obey) Joslin.
Saturday, March 24, 2018

Sharon Parrhysius
Sharon Parrhysius, age 77, of Wausau, and formerly of Milwaukee and Rhinelander, left this earthly realm on Saturday, March 3, 2018.
Saturday, March 24, 2018

Joan M. Reese
Joan M. Reese, age 88, of Rhinelander passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018, at Friendly Village. The visitation for Joan will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the Hildebrand Funeral Home.
Saturday, March 24, 2018

Judy M. Bedard
Judy M. Bedard, age 55, of Rhinelander, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at her home. She was born Jan. 24, 1963, in Escanaba, Michigan, to Edsel and Lorraine Bedard.
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Dorris Jean Jenkins
Dorris Jean Jenkins, age 90, of Rhinelander, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at her home. She was born Sept. 28, 1927, in Jacksonville, Texas, to John and Buna Vista Merritt.
(1 comments)

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Charles F. Skinner Sr.
Charles F. Skinner Sr. 83, passed away Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 in Fort Myers, Fla.
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Mary T. Shriel
I, Mary T. Shriel passed away on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 at the age of 78 due to complications from cancer and COPD.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Michael Allen Vlahakis
Mike Vlahakis lost his battle with cancer on Friday, October 13, 2017.
(5 comments)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Gerald James Van Beynen Jr.
Gerald James Van Beynen, Jr. age 69 of Flat Rock, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 following a five-year battle with cancer.
(1 comments)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Susan Alice Storma
Sue lost her battle with cancer on Thursday October 19, 2017. She was born in Rhinelander at St. Mary's Hospital to Ray and Audrey Winquist.
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Atwood "Shorty" E. Sherry
Atwood "Shorty" E. Sherry, age 92, of Rhinelander, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at his residence.
(1 comments)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Mary O'Brien
Mary O'Brien, age 75, a longtime resident of Eagle River, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 in Eagle River.
(1 comments)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Margaret A. Feger
Margaret A. Feger, age 87, of Rhinelander, a former resident of Crandon, passed away Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at Friendly Village.
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Marjorie L. Lovestead
Marjorie L. Lovestead, age 98, of Rhinelander, died August 8, 2017, at Friendly Village Nursing Home.
(1 comments)

Saturday, October 21, 2017


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