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October 24, 2017

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Michael Allen Vlahakis
Mike Vlahakis lost his battle with cancer on Friday, October 13, 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday, October 21, 2017

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

Rose Mary Luce
Rose Mary Luce, age 70 of Tomahawk, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017, at Tomahawk Health Services.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

David O. "Pops" Ahles
David O "Pops" Ahles, 95, of 480 Southgate Drive, Tomahawk, went home to Jesus, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 at Riverview Care Center in Tomahawk.
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Dean Robert Baehman
Dean Robert Baehman, age 68, of Weaverville, N.C., died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 at John F. Keever Solace Center.
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Gabriel (Gabe) James Klotz
Gabriel (Gabe) James Klotz, 47, of Rhinelander, passed away peacefully at his home under the care of hospice on Oct. 5, 2017.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

George V. Pienkowski
George V. Pienkowski, 94, of Rhinelander, died Oct. 6, 2017 at his home under the care of hospice with his wife of 71 years and family at his side.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Helen Joan Humphrey Klingen
Helen Joan Humphrey Klingen, age 68, was born Monday, July 11, 1949, in Chicago, to Joseph Andrew and Gertrude Helene Marie (Schroeder) Humphrey.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Nancy J. Newman
Nancy J. Newman, age 77 of Rhinelander, passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Arnold L. Osborne
Arnold L. Osborne, age 84 of Laona, passed away Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Neil J. Moore
(July 25, 1938 - Oct. 3, 2017)

Neil Jay Moore of Gleason passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 at Wausau Aspirus Hospital at the age of 79.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Raymond D. Petersen
Raymond D. Petersen, 85, of Sycamore died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb, Ill.
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Marlene Gail Waalkens
Marlene Gail Waalkens died peacefully at her home in Starks on Friday, Sept.29, 2017 at the age of 83.
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Michael A. Miller
Michael A. Miller, age 68, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017,

at Tomahawk Health Services in Tomahawk.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

James Mach
A Celebration of Life potluck-type luncheon for James Mach will be held Saturday, Oct. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Pine Lake Town Hall in Rhinelander.
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Neil Moore
Neil Moore, age 79, of Rhinelander passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 at Wausau Aspirus Hospital.
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Daniel F. Reimert
Daniel F. Reimert, age 43, passed away Oct. 3, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital, Marshfield.
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Marlene G. Waalkens
Marlene G. Waalkens, age 83, of Rhinelander, died Sept. 29, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Patrick "Brownie" "Peebs" "Weasel"  O. Brown
Patrick "Brownie" "Peebs" "Weasel" O. Brown, age 75 of the Newbold township, passed away Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 at his residence under the care of Ministry Home Health Hospice and surrounded by his loving wife, family and friends.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Douglas R. Hall
Douglas R. Hall, age 83, of Rhinelander, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 at Rennes Health & Rehab Center.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Mary "Jane" Jones
Mary "Jane" Jones, age 86 of Rhinelander, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
(1 comments)

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Thomas William Hannaford
Thomas William Hannaford, age 63, of Rhinelander, died Sept. 27, 2017, at his home.
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Douglas R. Hall
Douglas R. Hall, age 83 of Rhinelander, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 at Rennes Health & Rehab Center.
(1 comments)

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Marjorie "Marge" Kachel
Marjorie "Marge" Kachel, age 101, a longtime resident of Eagle River, passed away Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 at Ascension St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander.
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Janis Marie DeBrock
Janis Marie DeBrock passed away on Sept. 14, 2017, in the loving arms of her husband, after a 12-month battle with glioblastoma brain cancer.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Julia "Cookie" Swenson
Julia "Cookie" Swenson, age 74, of Rhinelander, entered through the gates of heaven on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, surrounded by her loving husband Wayne, and family and friends.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

James C. Healy
James C. Healy, age 78, a resident of Rhinelander, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 at his daughter's home in Eagle River.
(1 comments)

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Carol Jean Testa
Carol Testa passed away Sept. 16, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa.
(1 comments)

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Marie P. O'Marro
Marie P. O'Marro, age 70, of Rhinelander, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at St. Mary's Hospital.
(3 comments)

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Robert "Boob" "Hoppy" LeClaire
Robert "Boob" "Hoppy" A. LeClaire, 67, died peacefully Tuesday, Sept.19, at his home with his wife and children at his side.
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Fern Dailey
Fern Dailey, age 98, of Rhinelander and formerly of Elcho, entered into her eternal life Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 at Cumberland Heights in Rhinelander.
(2 comments)

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Mary M. Lehmann
Mary M. Lehmann, age 64, of Rhinelander and formerly of Crandon, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Ascension St. Mary's Hospital following a long battle with cancer.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Charlie Eye
Charlie Eye, age 26, of Three Lakes, passed away unexpectedly in Wausau, from injuries from a motorcycle accident on Sept. 14, 2017.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Werner Andrashko
Werner Andraschko, of Antigo, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 at The Bay at Eastview in Antigo.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Harry Treder
Harry Treder, age 91, of Rhinelander, died Sept. 15, 2017 at Rennes Health and Rehab Center.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Theresé "Teddy" Sackett Maurice
Theresé "Teddy" Sackett Maurice, 53, of Kiel, died in her sleep Sept. 10, 2017.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Lucille Joyce Bixby
Lucille Joyce Bixby, age 94, of Rhinelander, died Sept. 10, 2017 at Friendly Village.
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Carol M. Litzen
Carol M. Litzen of Rhinelander, passed away Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 at Ascension St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander.
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Rev. Paul Franz Goossen
Reverend Paul Franz Goossen died suddenly in his home in the town of Newbold on Sept. 7, 2015 of complications of advanced age.
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Darrell Hunter
Darrell Hunter, age 82, a lifelong resident of Sugar Camp, passed away Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at his home.
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Rev. Mark Conley Kopp
Reverend Mark Conley Kopp, age 56, of Shawano, passed away Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 in Shawano.
(1 comments)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sylvia J. Lundberg
Sylvia J. Lundberg, 74, of Rhinelander, passed away unexpectedly from a stroke Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital in Tomahawk.
(1 comments)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Bud K. Charbarneau Jr.
Bud K. Charbarneau Jr. of Rhinelander passed away Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, while working in Presque Isle, at the age of 62.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Arnold O. Hulce
Arnold O. Hulce of Rhinelander passed away Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at Rennes Health & Rehab Center at the age of 85.
(2 comments)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lucille Joyce Bixby
Lucille Joyce Bixby, age 94, of Rhinelander, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 at Friendly Village.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Louis Onson
Louis (Louie) Onson of Tempe, Ariz. died unexpectedly July 7,2017 at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz. from complications of surgery.
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Diane Bowman-Koopman
Diane Bowman-Koopman, our sweet angel, passed to our Lord Sept. 3, 2017, while visiting Roswell, N.M., after a long battle with cancer.
(1 comments)

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Raymond E. Zastrow
Raymond E. Zastrow, age 82, of Rhinelander, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at his home.
(1 comments)

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Ellen Louise Hurkmans
Ellen Louise Hurkmans, age 91, of Rhinelander, died Sept. 3, 2017 at the Rennes Health and Rehab.
(1 comments)

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Gary Cline
Gary Cline, age 81, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017.
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Richard Smith
Richard Smith, born in August of 1945, passed away Aug 24, 2017 after a long battle with diabetes.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Ellen Hurkmans
Ellen Hurkmans, age 91, of Rhinelander, died Sept. 3, 2017 at Rennes Health and Rehab.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Harry William Meurer
Harry William Meurer, 87, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 at the Illinois Veterans Home in La Salle, Illinois.
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Betty Ann Sowinski
Betty Ann Sowinski, age 75, of Sugar Camp, died Aug. 29, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Jeffrey Whitaker
The entire Whitaker family is saddened by the loss of Jeff Whitaker, our brother, nephew, cousin, father and grandfather.
(2 comments)

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Christine (Gwidt) Appelman
We lost our precious Christine on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017.
(2 comments)

Thursday, August 31, 2017

LeRoy A. Piehl
LeRoy A. Piehl, age 76, of Bloomington, passed away Aug. 23, 2017 with his family at his side.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Denise Joan Haag Mason
Denise Joan Haag Mason, age 51, of Huntsville, Ala. passed away peacefully on Aug. 23, 2017.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Betty Sowinsk
Betty Sowinski, age 75, of the town of Sugar Camp, died Aug. 29, 2017, at her home.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Patricia (Pat) M. Fletcher
Patricia (Pat) M. Fletcher, age 80, passed away Aug. 24, 2017, in Yucca Valley, Calif.

She was born in Rhinelander on Dec. 6, 1937, the daughter of George and Mary Fletcher.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Kelly Jean Blackwell
Kelly Jean Blackwell, age 47, of Rhinelander, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was born Feb. 13,1970, in Rhinelander, to Donald and Barbara (Cleland) Blackwell.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Ralph Vanzo
Ralph Vanzo, 90, died peacefully at King Veterans Home on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.
(2 comments)

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Denise Mason
Denise Mason, age 51, of Huntsville, Ala. died Aug. 23, 2017, in Huntsville.
Saturday, August 26, 2017

John "Jack" "Jaxn" Kalies
John "Jack" "Jaxn" Kalies, age 59, a resident of Sugar Camp since 1995, formerly of Wrightstown, passed away, Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at his home, surrounded by family.
Thursday, August 24, 2017

James T. Mach
James T. Mach, age 62, of Rhinelander, passed away Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at his home, under the care of his family.
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Ralph B. Vanzo
Ralph B. Vanzo, age 90, of Rhinelander, died Aug. 22, 2017, at the King Veterans Home in King.
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Linda Skinner
Linda Skinner, age 67, a resident of Eagle River, formerly of East Grand Forks, Minn., died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth, Minn.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

John Dero Audas Jr.
John Dero Audas Jr. (Jack), of Stone Mountain, Ga. passed away July 16, 2017.
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Jewell Frieda DeCanter Springer
Jewell Frieda DeCanter Springer, age 91, of Rockwall, Texas died peacefully at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas on Aug. 11, 2017

Jewell was born Jan. 30, 1926, in Rhinelander, to Emma and Charles DeCanter.
(1 comments)

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Patricia Louise Persike
Patricia Louise Persike, age 81 of Rhinelander, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 at Ministry Saint Mary's Hospital.
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Elmer C. Susemichel
Elmer C. Susemichel, 90, passed away Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017.
Saturday, August 19, 2017

John Dero Audas Jr.
John Dero Audas Jr. (Jack), of Stone Mountain, Ga. passed away July 16, 2017.
(1 comments)

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Russell John Collier
Russell John Collier, age 79, of Moreno Valley, Calif., passed away Aug. 6, 2017, surrounded by his children, after an extended illness.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Marjorie Lovestead
Marjorie Lovestead, age 98, of Rhinelander, died Aug. 8, 2017, at Friendly Village Nursing Home.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

James "Jim" Raymond Olson
James "Jim" Raymond Olson, age 50, died at Aspirus Wausau Hospital Friday, Aug. 4, 2017.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Barbara M. Bauman
Barbara M. Bauman, age 81 of Rhinelander, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at her home, under the care of her family.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

James "Jim" Raymond Olson
James "Jim" Raymond Olson, age 50, died at Aspirus Wausau Hospital Friday, August 4, 2017.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

James "Jim" R. Trask
James "Jim" R. Trask, age 75 of Rhinelander, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at his home.
Saturday, August 5, 2017


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