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January 25, 2022


David Engstrom
David Engstrom, age 64, of Rhinelander, died on Jan. 13, 2022, at the Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital. He was born on April 12, 1957, in Rhinelander, the son of Fred and Evelyn (Olson) Engstrom.
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Susan Greenwood
Susan Greenwood, age 73, died on Jan. 18, 2022. She was born on Jan. 28, 1948, in Dayton, Ohio, to Harold and Gloria (Halbrook) Cowan.
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Barbara Ann Dankert
In loving memory of Barbara Ann Dankert, age 67, of Rhinelander. It is with great sadness that Barbara "The Boobla" to her loved ones, passed away on Jan. 10, 2022. She was born on Nov. 28, 1954 to Irvin and Carol (Herbeck) Dankert in Milwaukee.
Friday, January 21, 2022

Robert Lee Duellman
Robert Lee Duellman, age 73, of Rhinelander, died on Jan. 9, 2022, at his home. He was born on Feb. 21, 1948, in Rhinelander, the son of Edward and Theresa (Caron) Duellman.
Friday, January 21, 2022

David Engstrom
David Engstrom, age 64, of Rhinelander, died on Jan. 13, 2022, at the Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital.
Friday, January 21, 2022

Leland "Lee" Furrer
Leland "Lee" Furrer, age 79, of Rhinelander, died on January 15, 2022, in Laona. He was born on May 12, 1942, in Lake Mills, the son of Lester and Lois (Bade) Furrer.
Friday, January 21, 2022

Jack "Skip" Malone
Jack "Skip" A. Malone, 81, of Rhinelander, passed away on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Friday, January 21, 2022

Susan Irene Wold
Susan Irene Wold, age 83, of Weston, passed away Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, peacefully at her home. She was born in Rhinelander on Oct. 21, 1928, to the late Paul and Julia (Piasecki) Steingreber.
Friday, January 21, 2022

Susan Kay Woods
Susan Kay Woods, age 67 of Sugar Camp, died on Jan. 14, 2022 at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff. She was born in Rhinelander on Oct. 2, 1954 to Leon and Florence (Boettcher) Holewinski.
Friday, January 21, 2022

Susan Greenwood
Susan Greenwood, age 73, of Rhinelander, died on Jan. 18, 2022, in Rhinelander.
Friday, January 21, 2022

David Engstrom
David Engstrom, age 64, of Rhinelander, died on Jan. 13, 2022, at the Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital. He was born on April 12, 1957, in Rhinelander, the son of Fred and Evelyn (Olson) Engstrom.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Keith W. Michalak
Mr. Keith Michalak, of the Town of Grafton, passed away unexpectedly in the early morning hours of Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton. He was 52 years old.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Jody Walter Olszak
Jody Walter Olszak, 60, of Rhinelander, formerly of Armstrong Creek, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022 at Marshfield Medical Center. Jody was born June 9, 1961, in Chicago, the son of Walter and Lucille (Rudzinski) Olszak.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Robert G. Heck
Robert G. Heck, age 85, of Rhinelander, passed away peacefully, with his family at his side, on January 7, 2022, at the Aspirus Medical Center in Wausau. He was born on May 3, 1936, in Superior, the son of Earl and Dorothy (Krueger) Heck.
Friday, January 14, 2022

Barbara Ann Dankert
Barbara Ann Dankert, age 67, of Rhinelander, died on Jan. 10, 2022, in Rhinelander. She was born on Nov. 28, 1954, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Irvin and Carol (Herbeck) Dankert.
Friday, January 14, 2022

Robert Lee Duellman
Robert Lee Duellman, age 73, of Rhinelander, died on Jan. 9, 2022, at his home. He was born on Feb. 21, 1948, in Rhinelander, the son of Edward and Theresa (Caron) Duellman.
Friday, January 14, 2022

Jerome "Jerry" Ellner
Jerome "Jerry" Ellner, age 91, of the Town of Enterprise, died on Jan. 9, 2022, at the Friendly Village Nursing Home, with his family at his side. He was born on May 9, 1930, in Oshkosh, the son of Edward and Mary (Mueller) Ellner.
Friday, January 14, 2022

Roger Lee Huebner
Roger Lee Huebner, 86, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, with his loving wife and son present.
Friday, January 14, 2022

Daniel Franklin "Doc" McGillis
Daniel Franklin (Doc) McGillis died Jan. 10, 2022, at the age of 73. He was born on Oct. 3, 1948 in Alma, Michigan.
Friday, January 14, 2022

Judith Karen Richardson
Judith Karen Richardson, age 83, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 6, 2022. She was born on May 3, 1938, in Rhinelander. She was born to Ralph and Ruth (Hedelman) Bergman.
Friday, January 14, 2022

Thomas Allen Ross
Thomas Allen Ross, 85, of Menasha passed away peacefully Jan. 9, 2022, with his wife at his side.
Friday, January 14, 2022

Robert Heck
Robert Heck, age 85, of Rhinelander, died on January 7, 2022, at the Aspirus Medical Center in Wausau. He was born on May 3, 1936, in Superior, the son of Earl and Dorothy (Krueger) Heck.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Judith Richardson
Judith Richardson, age 83, of Rhinelander, died on Jan. 6, 2022 at the Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital. She was born on May 3, 1938, in Rhinelander, the daughter of Ralph and Ruth (Hedelman) Bergman.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Eugene Palubicki
Eugene Palubicki "Whoop", 99, passed away peacefully Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, at Aurora Zilber Family Hospice.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

John "Jake" Jacobs
John "Jake" Jacobs, 87, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. He was born in Manitowoc to the late Josephine (nee Dufek) and Bernhardt Jacobs.
Friday, January 7, 2022

Dawn J. Roesler
Dawn J. Roesler, age 69, of Rhinelander, died on Jan. 3, 2022, at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
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Friday, January 7, 2022

Robert S. Tushoski
Robert S. Tushoski, age 61, of Rhinelander, died on Jan. 4, 2022, in Laona. He was born on August 13, 1960 in Rhinelander.
Friday, January 7, 2022

Thomas Ray Fletcher
Thomas R. Fletcher, 49, of Marenisco, Michigan, and a former resident of Wausau, was taken from us on Friday morning, December 24, 2021.
Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Robert "Bob" Thomas Aho
Robert "Bob" Thomas Aho, loving and beloved husband, father, and grandfather, age 82, of Rhinelander passed away on Dec. 24, 2021, after a long illness.
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Friday, December 31, 2021

Donald Krouze
Donald Krouze, age 73, of Rhinelander, died on Dec. 23, 2021, at his home in Rhinelander. He was born on Feb. 18, 1948, in Rhinelander, the son of Donald and Lorraine (Petta) Krouze. He attended schools in Rhinelander graduating from Rhinelander High School in 1966.
Friday, December 31, 2021

Barbara Meyers
Barbara Meyers, age 79, of Stanley died on Dec. 23, 2021 in Stanley. She was born on April 8, 1942, in Eau Claire, the daughter of Helmer and Edith (Pike) Meyers.
Friday, December 31, 2021

Esther Josephine Milender
Esther J. Milender, 86, of Rhinelander, passed away at her home on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 26, 2021 with her family at her side.
Friday, December 31, 2021

James Henry Preisler
James H. Preisler, 87, of Rhinelander slipped into God's arms at 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, 2021 at the Friendly Village Nursing Home.
Friday, December 31, 2021

Robert Aho
Robert Aho, age 82, of Rhinelander, died on Dec. 24, 2021, at Friendly Village in Rhinelander. He was born on Sept. 27, 1939, in Superior, the son of John and Christine (Pensak) Aho.
Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Donald A. Krouze
Donald A. Krouze, age 73, of Rhinelander, died on Dec. 23, 2021, at his home.
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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Jeremy S. Pappas
Jeremy S. Pappas, age 50, of Rhinelander, died on Dec. 22, 2021, at Aspirus Hospital in Rhinelander. He was born on July 9, 1971, in Madison, the son of Stephen and Deborah (Thering) Pappas.
Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Rebecca "Becky" Lou Siefert
Rebecca "Becky" Lou Siefert, 75 of St. Germain passed away at her home on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021.
Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Sharon Lee Weyker
Sharon Lee Weyker, age 73 of Rhinelander, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, with her family at her side.
Tuesday, December 28, 2021

David Barlog
David Barlog, age 67, of Rhinelander, died on Dec. 16, 2021, at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff. He was born on Dec. 5,1954, in Chicago, the son of William and Dorothy (Ernst) Barlog. He attended schools in the Chicago area.
Friday, December 24, 2021

Barbara J. Malone
Barbara J. Malone, 75, of Rhinelander, passed away on Monday morning, Dec. 20, 2021 at Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital.
Friday, December 24, 2021

Michael R. McCormick
Michael R. McCormick, 64, of Rhinelander, passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital with his family at his side.
Friday, December 24, 2021

William Prien
William Prien, age 70, of the Town of Sugar Camp, died on December 16, 2021 at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff. He was born on Sept. 22, 1951, in Madison, the son of Walter and Margaret (Novak) Prien. He graduated from Three Lakes High School.
Friday, December 24, 2021

Theodore (Ted) Southgate Herbst
Theodore (Ted) Southgate Herbst passed peacefully from this world on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021, at the age of 94.
Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Jean Cole
Jean Cole, age 77, of Rhinelander, died on December 16, 2021, in Rhinelander.
Tuesday, December 21, 2021

William Prien
William Prien, age 70, of Sugar Camp, died on Dec. 16, 2021, at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff. He was born on Sept. 22, 1951 to Walter and Margaret (Novak) Prien.
Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Randie Cook
Randie Cook, age 60, of Rhinelander, died on Dec. 16, 2021 in Wausau.
Tuesday, December 21, 2021

David Barlog
David Barlog, age 67, of Rhinelander, died on Dec. 16, 2021, at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff. He was born on December 5, 1954, in Chicago, the son of William and Dorothy (Ernst) Barlog.
Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Roger Bain
Roger Bain, 96, died Sept. 17, 2021. Roger served in the Army 1943-1946 during World War II as a combat infantry sergeant with Company 1, 120 Regiment, 30th Division in Europe, nicknamed "Old Hickory", the workhorse of the western front.
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Friday, December 17, 2021

Susan M. Coates
Susan M. Coates, 60, of Rhinelander passed away on Thursday morning, Dec. 9, 2021 at her home with her husband, Troy, at her side and under the care of Compassus Northern Hospice.
Friday, December 17, 2021

Patricia Ann Kloehn
Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, at St. Paul Home.
Friday, December 17, 2021

Gladys "Glady" Mischnick
Gladys "Glady" Mischnick passed away on Dec. 13, 2021 at the age of 96. She was dedicated to her family, had a zest for life, and an amazing work ethic. She loved to cook and bake, and also loved a good joke.
Friday, December 17, 2021

StephenAndrew Kydan Moren
StephenAndrew Kydan Moren, 16, of Rhinelander, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 at his home.
Friday, December 10, 2021

Cynthia "Cindy" Olson
Cynthia "Cindy" Olson, age 67, of Rhinelander, died on Dec. 6, 2021, at the Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital.
Friday, December 10, 2021

John W. Schumann
John W. Schumann, age 55, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 at his home in Waupaca. He was born July 2, 1966, in Rhinelander, to William and Janice Schumann.
Friday, December 10, 2021

Gloria Jean Turgeon
Gloria Jean Turgeon, "NaNa", age 72, passed away at her home on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021.
Friday, December 10, 2021

Geraldine Camille Urbonya
Geraldine C. Urbonya, 82, of the Town of Pine Lake, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 at Rennes Health & Rehab Center with her family at her side and under the care of Compassus Northern Wisconsin Hospice.
Friday, December 10, 2021

Mary Jo Wittrock
Mary Jo Wittrock, age 78 of Rhinelander, died on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 at her home. She was born on June 13, 1943, in Owatonna, Minn., to Rudy and Edith (Jensen) Kernz.
Friday, December 10, 2021

Anna Mae Ytzen
Anna Mae Ytzen, 90, of Creston, Iowa, passed away Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Anna went "home" to be with the love of her life Robert.
Friday, December 10, 2021

Thomas Gordon Lambert
Thomas G. Lambert, 57, of the Town of Crescent, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 at Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital with his family at his side.
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Mary Jo Wittrock
Mary Jo Wittrock, age 78 of Rhinelander, died on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 at her home. She was born on June 13, 1943 in Owatonna, Minn. to Rudy and Edith (Jensen) Kernz.
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Lisa Looker
Lisa Looker, age 58, of Tomahawk, died on Dec. 3, 2021 at Tomahawk Health Services in Tomahawk.
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Thomas Charles Hoha
Thomas Charles Hoha, 76, of Rhinelander died on Nov. 29, 2021 in the comfort of his home after a long battle with Crohn's disease and kidney failure.
Friday, December 3, 2021

Sandra Louise Jahnke
Sandra Louise Jahnke, age 76 of Superior, passed away peacefully, on Saturday, November 27, 2021, holding hands with her loving husband and daughter.
Friday, December 3, 2021

Louis Kapellen
Louis Kapellen, age 85, of Rhinelander, died on Nov. 24, 2021 at the Friendly Village Nursing Home.
Friday, December 3, 2021

Laurel Pence
Laurel Pence, age 87, died on Nov. 23, 2021, in Merrill.
Friday, December 3, 2021

David J. Raith
David J. Raith, age 57, of Rhinelander, died on Nov. 29, 2021, in Eau Claire.
Friday, December 3, 2021

Steven Lane Rogers
Steven Lane Rogers "Captain America", age 50, of Rhinelander, died on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 in Fort Wayne, Ind. He was born on Jan. 24, 1971 in Madisonville, Ky.
Friday, December 3, 2021

Marvin John Spafford
Marvin John Spafford, age 92, passed away peacefully on Nov. 29, 2021. He was born June 25, 1929, in Waukesha, to Joseph and Ella Spafford.
Friday, December 3, 2021

Susanne L. Towne
Susanne L. Towne, age 67, of Eagle River, died on Nov. 28, 2021, at the Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital, in Rhinelander. She was born on Nov. 19, 1954 in Merrill, the daughter of Lloyd and Dorothy (Wilkinson) Dobbe.
Friday, December 3, 2021

Gail Voigt
Gail Voigt, 84, died on Nov. 23, 2021, at Marshfield Medical Center in Weston.

She was born on July 20, 1937, in Rhinelander, to Richard and Helen (Naug) Waid. She graduated from Rhinelander High School.

Friday, December 3, 2021

Christina "Tina" Taege Werres
Christina "Tina" Taege Werres, age 73, of Rhinelander, died on Nov. 27, 2021 at the Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital. She was born on Sept. 27, 1948, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Weldon "Bud" and Dorothy (Whiting) Taege. She moved to Rhinelander as a young child when her parents opened Taege's Pharmacy in downtown Rhinelander.
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Friday, December 3, 2021

Louise Genevieve Rosselli
Louise Genevieve Rosselli, 89, of Eagle River, passed away on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton.
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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Laurel Pence
Laurel Pence, age 87, died on Nov. 23, 2021 in Merrill. She was born on Nov. 22, 1934, in Rhinelander, the daughter of Roland and Bessie (Steele) Simons.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Sherry L. Geschke
Sherry L. Geschke (Lewis), age 74, of Horicon, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 at her home in Horicon.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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.
(7 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.
(4 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.
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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.
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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.
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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Carol J. Feck
Carol J. Feck passed away at home with her grandson by her side on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Donald W. Andersen
Donald W. Andersen, age 63, of the Town of Piehl, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 at his residence.
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Douglas "Buzz" J. Mackett
Douglas "Buzz" J. Mackett, age 85, of Land O' Lakes, passed away Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 at St. Clare's Hospital in Weston.
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Nancy J. Newman
Nancy J. Newman, age 77 of Rhinelander, passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.
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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Alice A. Majder
Alice A. Majder, age 94, of Rhinelander, passed away Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 at Grace Lodge.
(1 comments)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Louise Massey
Louise Massey (nee Lockwood) has gone home to see her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Carol Irene (Wilson) Pratz
Carol Irene (Wilson) Pratz, age 74, a resident of Sugar Camp for 43 years, formerly of Winnetka, Ill. for 24 years and Miami, Fla. for 8 years, passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at her home.
Thursday, October 19, 2017


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