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Anita Buesching
Anita Buesching, age 79, of Rhinelander, passed away on Jan. 24, 2016.

Survivors include her children Bill Buesching, Jody Mullen, Cheryl Johnson and Karen (Buck) Eckert, other family and many friends.

Memorial services for Anita will be held on May 28, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at the Spider Lake boat landing in McNaughton.

A luncheon will follow at Backwater's.

You may still access Anita's full notice and leave your private condolences at www.carlsonfh.com.


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Lily (Bucholz) Muenchow
Lily (Bucholz) Muenchow went to her enternal home May 15, 2016. She was lovingly cared for at Evergreen Place-Mountview Wausau. Lily was born Feb. 13, 1920, to Carl and Bertha (Heideman) Bucholz.

She married Rudolph Muenchow on Aug. 24,1940 and he preceded her in death on Oct. 29. 2008.

She was also predeceased by her parents and siblings Bill, Anna, Margaret, Ovila, Ed, Erna, Adeline, Loretta, Emil, and Leona.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Donald George Pazdernik
Donald George Pazdernik, age 89, passed away at the Veterans Home in King on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Donald was born Dec. 13, 1926, in Rhinelander, to Edward and Anna (Garvue) Pazdernik.

He was raised in Rhinelander and graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1944. He served our country in Germany during World War II as a soldier in the U.S. Army. Donald worked in Milwaukee, Rhinelander and Hazelhurst before retiring. Donald enjoyed visiting with people and spending time with family members.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

James A. Piasecki
James A. Piasecki of Sugar Camp passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at his residence, at the age of 76. He was born in Rhinelander on May 25, 1939, the son of August and Angeline (Kanvoskie) Piasecki.

James attended grade school in Sugar Camp and Rhinelander High School.

At the age of 17, James enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he received his GED and proudly served his country from 1956 until 1976. James proudly served his country in Vietnam and had been stationed in San Diego, California. He retired from the Navy with the rank of Chief Petty Officer.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Robert Lee Wikel
Robert Lee Wikel, beloved husband of Patricia Mather Wikel, was called to his eternal resting place on May 15, 2016, at the age of 66. He entered this world on June 27, 1949 in Milwaukee, born to Erving and Hilda Wikel. He is survived by his wife Patricia, mother Hilda Wikel; sisters Donna Cipro, Gale Yun, Betty (Sam) Wikel, Alice Wikel, and Lona Schrimpf. He is also survived by his two dogs, Greta and Jake. He was preceded in death by his father, Erving, his brother, Jimmy, and his two dogs, Augie and Callie. He is survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Michael R. "Mike" Kegley
Michael R. "Mike" Kegley, age 50, of Argonne, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2016. Mike was born in Rhinelander on March 19, 1966, the son of Dennis and Dorothy (Conn) Kegley. He lived all of his life in the Crandon and Argonne area. He owned and operated Northwoods Roofing and Construction. Mike also had several rental properties in the area.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Alfred E. "Fritz" Schmidt
Alfred E. "Fritz" Schmidt, age 89, of Kaukauana, died Thursday, May 12, 2016 at St Paul Hospice. He was born in the town of Buchanan on Dec. 9, 1926, to the late Frank and Marie (Hartzheim) Schmidt. Fritz enlisted in the U.S. Army on March 16, 1945 and served until Nov. 23, 1946. He served as a sergeant in Japan during the rebuilding efforts of World War II. Fritz married Eunice M. Gerrits on Oct. 9, 1948, at St Francis in Hollandtown. He worked for CW Transport for 35 years until his retirement.
Monday, May 16, 2016

Lois Helen Kilawee
Lois Helen Kilawee, age 86, of Rhinelander, died May 7, 2016, at her home, with her family at her side. She was born Aug. 18, 1929, in Appleton, to Bernard and Cecelia (Faust) Lamers. She attended schools in the Appleton area graduating from Kaukauna High School in 1947. Lois was employed for a good share of her working career as a legal secretary/office manager for a law firm and then later for the school district.
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Friday, May 13, 2016

Bernice Bump Hurley
Bernice Bump Hurley, "Bernie" as she was known by her friends and family, born in Twin Lakes on April 19, 1918, went to The Land of Glory on May 7, 2016.

She was preceded in death by her parents Albert and Minnie Sommer, three brothers George, Oscar, Albert Jr., her only child and daughter Lynda Bea Colthurst, three husbands James Colthurst, Dr. Warner Bump and George Hurley.

Friday, May 13, 2016

John Jacovitch
John Jacovitch, age 86, of Rhinelander, died May 9, 2016, in Rhinelander. He was born Feb. 8, 1930, in West Virginia, to Nicholas and Domnica (Nichitory) Jacovitch. He was the youngest of 11 children. John served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge he began his career as a nuclear physicist. He retired in 1989 and moved to Rhinelander where he has lived since. He married Delores French on July 11, 1987.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

John Jacovitch
John Jacovitch, age 86, of Rhinelander, died May 9, 2016, at Friendly Village Nursing Home.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Lois H. Kilawee
Lois H. Kilawee, age 86, of Rhinelander, died May 7, 2016, at her home at Grace Lodge.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

James T. Loehrke
James T. Loehrke died May 7, 2016, at University Hospital in Madison, at the age of 76.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Arlene Sawitzke
Arlene Sawitzke, age 76, of Rhinelander, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016, at her home.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Janice L. Craig
Janice L. Craig, age 79, of Three Lakes, passed away Friday, April 29, 2016, at her home looking out at Thunder Lake.
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Edward "Mike" A. Mikkelson
Edward "Mike" A. Mikkelson, age 92, of Rhinelander, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Friendly Village Nursing and Rehab. He was born Aug. 16, 1923, in Virginia, Minnesota to Edward T. and Clara (Heisner) Mikkelson.

Mike proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II. On Aug.15, 1953, he married the former Donna May Miller in Rhinelander. Mike was part of the construction crew that built the original Daniel's Packaging plant and was offered a job with company upon the project's completion.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Shirley R. Terzynski
Shirley R. Terzynski passed away Feb. 15, 2016 at Ministry St. Mary's hospital at the age of 91. She was born Oct. 23, 1924, in Rhinelander, to William and Kitty (Reid) Zumach.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Hildebrand Russ Funeral Home with Deacon Ron Bosi officiating. Inurnment will be at Nativity of Our Lord Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Hildebrand Russ Funeral Home & Cremation Specialists 24 E. Davenport St Rhinelander, WI 54501 - 715-365-4343. Celebrating lives and healing hearts. All are invited to light a candle, sign the guestbook, leave an photo or an online condolence at www.hildebrandrussfh.com.


Friday, April 29, 2016

Paul W. Schnoor
Paul W. Schnoor, age 49, of Rhinelander, died of cancer April 26, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Paul was born Sept. 1, 1966, in Merrill, to William and Rhae Ellen (Neunast) Schnoor.

Paul attended schools in Rhinelander graduating from RHS in 1984. He was employed at Printpack until his failing health forced his retirement.

Paul married the love of his life, Sherri Ohlsson, on April 24, 1987. It was so important to him that he held on to the end to celebrate their 29th anniversary.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Ruth Anne Dudeck
Ruth Anne Dudeck of Rhinelander left us on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Country Terrace, at the age of 92. Ruth was born in Kenosha, on March 14, 1924, the daughter of Lewis and Elzena (Meyer) Powell. She attended school in Kenosha and was a 1942 graduate of M. D. Bradford High School. Ruth enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944 and later was honorably discharged. She was united in marriage to Helmuth "Hip" Dudeck at her mother's home on May 30, 1947.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

William "Bill" Allan Bessey
William "Bill" Allan Bessey, 79, died peacefully on April 21, 2016 at AMC-Appleton. Bill was born Feb. 21, 1937 to Harold and Evelyn (Petters) Bessey in Wausau.

Younger days for Bill were spent in the Boy Scouts of America where he obtained the level of Eagle Scout. He was a graduate of Wausau Senior High in 1955 after which he joined the Army serving stateside until his discharge in October 1959.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Anna M. Rendon
Anna M. Rendon, age 75, of Rhinelander, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016, under Ministry Hospice Care. She was born July 3, 1940, to the late Franz and Hilde (Scholaster) Folger. Anna was married to Cecil Rendon on Nov. 7, 1963; he passed in 2015.

Anna was loved and cherished by all who knew her. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Susan M. Kulis
Susan M Kulis, age 58, of Cameron, formerly of Rhinelander, lost her year-long battle with pancreatic cancer on April 25, 2016. She died as she had hoped; comfortable, her family at her side and her favorite music playing. She was born Nov. 9, 1957, in Rhinelander, to Weaver and Dorothy (Oberklaner) Carlson. She graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1976.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Claire C. Stangarone
Claire C. Stangarone, age 75, of Rhinelander, died April 25, 2016 at Rennes Health Care. She was born April 10, 1941 in Jersey City, N.J. to Sinclair and Helen (McDermott) Brooks.

Claire worked at the Hugo Sauers Forestry Lab, St. Mary's Catholic Church and Rhinelander Catholic Central School. In addition to being a wonderful mother, she had time to volunteer as CCD teacher, a Birthright volunteer and was a longtime member of the PEO.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Paul Schnoor
Paul Schnoor, age 49, of Rhinelander, died April 26, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born Sept. 1, 1966, in Merrill, to William and Rhae Ellen (Neunast) Schnoor.

Survivors include his wife Sherri (Ohlsson).

A complete notice will follow in Saturday's River News and at www.carlson fh.com. The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) is handling the arrangements for the Schnoor family.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Doreen "Reenie" Haske
Doreen "Reenie" Haske, 46, a resident of Sugar Camp since 2005, formerly of Zion, Ill., died Monday, April 18, 2016 at her home. She was born in Waukegan, Ill. to parents William "Bill" and Arlene Haske on Oct. 1, 1969. Doreen worked at Walmart in Rhinelander and at Sugar Camp Enterprises. She loved spending time with her family including all her nieces and nephews. She loved her Bible studies, enjoyed working when she was able to, spending time with her cats and building jigsaw puzzles.
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Monday, April 25, 2016

Janice Marie Hurlbutt
Janice Marie Hurlbutt, age 82, of Rhinelander, died April 21, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born Aug. 18, 1933, to Richard and Stella (Mills) Brandt, in Merrill. She attended schools in Merrill graduating from Merrill High School in 1951. Jan then attended UW-Stevens Point and received her teaching degree. It was while she was teaching in Mole Lake that Jan supposedly asked Claude "Fats" Hurlbutt to marry her. He said yes and they were married on Jan. 29, 1955 in Merrill. They moved to Rhinelander shortly thereafter and have lived here since.
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Monday, April 25, 2016

Agnes M. Polzin
Agnes M. Polzin, 94, of Rhinelander entered eternal life on April 22, 2016. She was born Aug. 29, 1921, in Rödelmaier, Germany, to Valentin and Rosa Fuchs. Agnes immigrated to the U.S. when she was 16 years old and lived with an aunt and uncle in Chicago. It was there she met her future husband, Erwin Polzin.
Monday, April 25, 2016

Janice Hurlbutt
Janice Hurlbutt, age 82, of Rhinelander, died on April 21, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born Aug. 18, 1933, in Merrill, to Richard and Stella (Mills) Brandt.

Survivors include her husband Claude "Fats" Hurlbutt. A memorial service is tentatively set for Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 11 a.m., with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m., all at the Carlson Funeral Home. A complete notice will follow in Tuesday's River News. The Carlson Funeral Home (www.carl sonfh.com/715-369-1414) is handling the arrangements for the Hurlbutt family.


Monday, April 25, 2016

Ruth Anne Dudeck
Ruth Anne Dudeck of Rhinelander left us on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Country Terrace, at the age of 92. Ruth was born in Kenosha on March 14, 1924, the daughter of Lewis and Elzena (Meyer) Powell. She attended school in Kenosha and was a 1942 graduate of M.D. Bradford High School. Ruth enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944 and later was honorably discharged. She was united in marriage to Helmuth "Hip" Dudeck at her mother's home on May 30, 1947.
Monday, April 25, 2016

Marilyn Kay Conn
Marilyn Kay Conn, of Rhinelander, passed away at home April 24, 2016 after a brief battle with cancer. She was the daughter of Gordon and Thelma Flannery and grew up in the Nashville and Crandon area. Marilyn graduated from Crandon High School in 1971. She married William (Bill) Conn on July 3, 1971, and they resided in Rhinelander.
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Monday, April 25, 2016

Claire C. Stangarone
Claire C. Stangarone, age 75, of the town of Cassian, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016, at Rennes Health and Rehab.

She was born on April 10, 1941, in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Sinclair and Helen Brooks.

Survivors include her husband, James; three daughters, Eysa, Patricia, and Margaret; and two sons, James and Joseph.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Carol A. Pulec
Carol A. Pulec, 82, of Bundy, died at her home on Sunday, April 24, 2016, after a long illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Chicago on Sept. 6, 1933. She was a 1951 graduate of Mercy High School in Chicago. Carol was united in marriage to Frank P. Pulec on May 18, 1963. The family moved to Rhinelander in 1966 and then to Bundy in 1968.
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Monday, April 25, 2016

Susan M. Kulis
Susan M. Kulis, age 58, of Cameron, and formerly of Rhinelander, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016, after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. Just as Sue wanted, she was in her home, in the company of her family, and under the care of hospice.

She was born Nov. 9, 1957, in Rhinelander, to John and Dorothy Carlson.

Survivors include her three children.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Howard Oliver Krook
Howard Oliver Krook, 74, of Ashwaubenon, passed away Friday, April 15, 2016 after a courageous 10-year battle with cancer. Howard was born March 27, 1942 in Ishpeming, Mich., to Oliver H. and Esther A. (Kangas) Krook. He graduated from Negaunee Mich. Schools and Michigan Tech with a professional engineering degree. He worked at Coppers Company making laminate before working for the Department of Transportation in Peshtigo, Rhinelander, Superior and Green Bay doing road design, surveying and construction before deciding on bridge inspecting and maintenance.
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Friday, April 22, 2016

Muriel Hughes
Muriel L. Hughes of the township of Pine Lake died Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at St. Mary's Hospital.

She was 95 years old. Muriel was born in Superior, on March 21, 1921, the daughter of Harry and Mabel (Holman) Mills. She was a 1938 graduate of Superior East High School and a 1942 graduate of Superior State Teachers College where she earned a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Agnes Polzin
Agnes Polzin, age 94, of Rhinelander, died on April 22, 2016, in Rhinelander. She was born Aug. 29, 1921 in Rodelmaier, Germany, to Valentin and Rosa (Schmitt) Fuchs.

Survivors include her husband Erwin Polzin.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Robert A. (Bob) Johnson
Robert A. (Bob) Johnson, a resident of Madison since 1946, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2016 at the age of 91.
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Bruce "Boogie" Alan Olson
Bruce "Boogie" Alan Olson, 62, of Rhinelander passed away Monday, April 18, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer.
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Marjorie Pemper
A memorial service for Marjorie Pemper, age 64, who passed away on Dec. 30, 2015, will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the St. Mark Lutheran Church.
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Rosemary Julia Smith
Rosemary Julia Smith, age 73, of the town of Pine Lake, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016, at her home and in the company of her family.
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Raymond Dennis Sackett
Raymond Dennis Sackett, born Jan. 2, 1943 to Frank and Gladys (Naug) Sackett, went home to be with the Lord on April 16, 2016 and to be with many friends and family.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

David K. Holcombe
David K. Holcombe, age 84, of Sugar Camp, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016, at Rennes Health and Rehab in Rhinelander.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Rosemary Smith, age 73, of the town of Pine Lake, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016, at her home and in the company of her family.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Carl D. Lassig
Carl D. Lassig, age 86, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on April 13, 2016.

Carl was born Sept. 9, 1929, in New Underwood, S.D., and at just a few months old moved back with his parents, Carl and Kathryn Lassig, to the Rhinelander area. He lived on a farm in town of Pelican for 74 years, except during his service in the U.S. Army, from 1953 to 1955.

Carl graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1947 and farmed until enlisting. His Army service included a stint in Germany as a combat engineer.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Marcelina "Marcie" Gimeno Metropulos
Marcelina "Marcie" Gimeno Metropulos, born April 21, 1953, passed peacefully in her home in the town of Newbold, on March 26, 2016. Marcie was born and raised in Arvada, Colo., but spent the majority of her adult life in Rhinelander and Lake Tomahawk.

She was preceded in death by her father, Emil, and brother Richard Gimeno. She is survived by her husband Bob and daughter Jennifer (Eric); ...
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Friday, April 15, 2016

Marion Mae Norton Sharka
Marion Mae Norton Sharka, formerly of Rhinelander and Norway, Mich., died peacefully in her sleep on March 10, 2016, following a brief stay in hospice.

Marion was born in the town of Pine Lake on Feb. 3, 1933, the firstborn child of Thomas Marion Norton and Blanche Philomena (Trickey) Norton. At age 5 she started first grade in a one-room schoolhouse and went on to excel in high school, becoming editor of the school yearbook, a member of the drama club, debate team, chorus and glee clubs, and the school newspaper. She was also an accomplished pianist.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Violet Hoffmann
Violet Hoffmann, 84, formerly of Rhinelander, died Monday, April 11, 2016. Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., Green Bay, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 17. The memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. To send online condolences, please go to www.Blaney

FuneralHome.com.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Frederick William Kuhl
We choose to remember Frederick William Kuhl as the man he was and not the man who he became while in the grip of Alzheimer's disease. His was a life filled with service and meaning. Through his work as an educator, he changed the lives of countless young people. The boys who played football on his teams learned what it meant to be good men, the joy of teamwork, and that winning has its benefits, but so does losing. He was our mother's husband and our dad, these are the roles he deeply loved, and he was proud of his family.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Violet Hoffman
Violet Hoffmann, 84, formerly of Rhinelander, died Monday, April 11, 2016. She was born Feb. 20, 1932 in Spooner.

On June 15, 1957, Violet married Dwain W. Hoffmann at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc. After living most of their lives in Milwaukee, Vi and Dwain relocated to Rhinelander and enjoyed many happy years there together. She was an active member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Rhinelander where she sang in the choir. Violet's world revolved around her husband and their family. She was an avid Packers fan and enjoyed gardening, golfing, and snowmobiling.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Kyle John Holquist
Kyle John Holquist, age 25, of Rhinelander, passed away April 10, 2016, as a result of a boating accident. He was born Oct. 7, 1990, in Rhinelander, to Jane Hegewald-O'Marro and James Holquist. Kyle attended schools here graduating from Rhinelander High School in 2009. He was employed by ABX here in town.

Kyle had a very generous heart when it came to his family, friends, and anyone he would meet. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting with his dogs, Brody and Dallas, fishing, and boating with family and friends. Kyle was also a great mechanic who enjoyed wrenching on anything with a muffler after a day playing in the mud.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Dorothea Marie Davis
Dorothea Marie Davis, age 69, of Rhinelander, died April 8, 2016 at Friendly Village in Rhinelander. She was born Aug. 27, 1946, in Laona, to William and Laura (Lepscier) Yeater. She attended schools in Rhineland-er and graduated RHS with the class of 1964.

Dorothea was a resident of Rhinelander for most of her life. After her schooling she was employed first as a waitress, then with Peterson Health Care and finally the Rhinelander school district. She retired from the school district in 2009. She married George Frederick and he preceded her in death in 1975.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Elizabeth A. Ruesch
Elizabeth A. Ruesch, of Rhinelander, died Friday, April 8, 2016 at her home under the care of her family and hospice. She was 37 years old. She was born March 13, 1979 in Antigo, a daughter of Richard and Kathleen (Resch) Fuller of Antigo. She married Michael Ruesch on June 20, 2008 in Rhinelander.

She graduated from Antigo High School in 1998. She attended Nicolet Technical College in Rhinelander, receiving an associate's degree in Police Science.
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Monday, April 11, 2016

Kyle Holquist
Kyle Holquist, age 25, of Rhinelander, died April 10, 2016. He was born Oct. 7, 1990, in Rhinelander, to James Holquist and Jane Hegewald-O'Marro.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time. A complete notice will follow in Thursday's River News. The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414/www.carlsonfh.com) is handling the arrangements for Kyle's family.


Monday, April 11, 2016

Shanda Lee Umbreit
Shanda Lee Umbreit of Rhinelander passed to her next life on April 7, 2016. She was born June 13, 1950, in Jefferson, to Clifford and Maxine (Mazy) (Mitchell) Timm.

Shanda is survived by the love of her life, her husband Robert Umbreit of Rhinelander, the lights of her life, her three sons Monty (Stacy) Timm of Rhinelander, Jacob (Michelle) Barrett of Misawa, Japan, and David Barrett of Rhinelander and the blessings of her life, her three grandchildren, Angie, Shaun and Zeva.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Jean Hansen
Jean Hansen of Conover passed away Jan. 4, 2016. She worked in the Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department as a conservationist.

She had no choice when the time came to leave the life she loved and the people and places she treasured most; her family, her friends, her home in the woods, the prairie grasses at Trempealeau National Wildlife Preserve, the lighthouses of Door County and of Maine.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Dorothea Davis
Dorothea Davis, age 69, of Rhinelander, died April 8, 2016, in Rhinelander. She was born Aug. 27, 1946, in Laona, to William and Laura (Lepscier) Yeater. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. A complete notice will follow in Tuesday's River News and at www.carlsonfh.com. The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) is handling the arrangements for the Davis family.
Friday, April 8, 2016

Shanda Umbreit
Shanda Umbreit, age 65, of Rhinelander, died April 7, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital, in Rhinelander. She was born June 13, 1950, in Jefferson, to Clifford and Maze (Mitchell) Timm.

Survivors include her husband, Robert. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. A complete notice will follow in Tuesday's River News and at www.carlsonfh.com. The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) is handling the arrangements for the Umbreit family.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Joanne Carlene Fabich
Joanne Carlene Fabich, age 79, of Rhinelander was called to the Lord while surrounded by her family on Friday, April 1, 2016. She was born March 18, 1937, in Milwau-kee, to Carlton and Amelia (Hergert) Noebel.

She graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee with a bachelor's degree in education in 1959. On April 4, 1959, she married Robert Fabich. Joanne was a third grade and gifted teacher in New London and in Rhinelander at Pelican Elementary. She retired in 1994.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Katherine Rose Polinski
Katherine Rose Polinski, 56, of Roosevelt, Ariz. passed away unexpectedly on March 12, 2016, surrounded by peace and nature. Kathy was born July 26, 1959, in Rhinelander, to the late Don "Bud" and Jenny Polinski. She graduated from RHS in 1977.

Kathy is survived by her two daughters, Erin (Bob) Walker and Jillian Skubal; four grandchildren, sisters Carolyn Smedbron, Marilyn Hess, Jackie Skubal; brothers Donny, Chuck, and Joe Polinski; and many nieces and nephews. A private service will be held at a later date.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Jacqui Stavis
It took a celestial bolt, of course it would, to extinguish such an adventurous spirit, and that's what happened on March 19, 2016, when Jacqui Stavis, a former resident of Rhinelander, died as the result of a lightning strike near New Orleans, La. Attending a weekend blues festival, Jacqui was doing what she loved best, living life to its fullest. She was 28 years old.

Jacqui will be missed beyond measure by her mother, Barbara Sironen, of Rhinelander, her father, George Stavis, of New York, and her life partner, Jake Gold, of New Orleans.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Daniel J. Boxrucker
Daniel J. Boxrucker, age 83, of Rhinelander, died April 6, 2016, at St. Mary's Hospital, in Rhinelander. He was born in Athens, Wis. on Sept. 6, 1932 to Casper and Louise (Piesik) Boxrucker. Daniel attended schools in Athens and then enlisted in the U.S. Army. His 20-year career in the Army took him and his family to all corners of the United States, including Alaska, and then Germany.
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Joanne Carlene Fabich
Joanne Carlene Fabich, age 79, of Rhinelander was called to the Lord while surrounded by her family on Friday, April 1, 2016. She was born March 18, 1937, in Milwaukee, to Carlton and Amelia (Hergert) Noebel.

A memorial service for Joanne will be held at Nativity of Our Lord Parish - St. Mary's Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Monday, April 11, 2016, with Deacon Mike Harvey officiating. Visitation will be held prior to services beginning at 9 a.m. at the church. A complete obituary for Jo will be in Thursday, April 7 edition of the River News.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Marcelina "Marcie" Gimeno Metropulos
Marcelina "Marcie" Gimeno Metropulos passed away peacefully in her home, among her beloved family, March 26, 2016. A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at a later date. A complete obituary and details of this gathering will follow in the near future.
Monday, April 4, 2016

James "Jim" R. Moyer
James "Jim" R. Moyer, age 81, of Rhinelander, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016, at his home. He was born Oct. 29, 1934, in Rhinelander, to Adrian and Bernice (Leapline) Moyer.

Jim graduated from Rhinelander High in 1952. He joined the U.S. Air Force and served in the Korean War. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to Rhinelander where he was employed by the St. Regis paper mill for over 30 years.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Michael Gordon Hobbs
It is with deep sadness that we share with you the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Mike Hobbs. He passed away peacefully at his farm with his family by his side on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the age of 71. Mike was born May 2, 1944 to Gordon and Elmyra Hobbs and lived in Crandon his entire life. On May 9, 1964 he married the love of his life, Nancy Hageny, and began making a "dandy" life filled with love, family and friendship.
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Monday, April 4, 2016

Doris Salawater
Doris Salawater, age 90 of Rhinelander, passed away Friday, April 1, 2016, at her home and in the company of her family. She was born, the second of seven daughters, to Minnie and Charles Stoeckel on April 8, 1925, in Clark's Summit, Pa. where she attended school.
Monday, April 4, 2016

Leonard L. Mickelson "Hammer"
Leonard L. Mickelson "Hammer" of Pelican Lake passed away unexpectedly March 30, 2016. He was born in Crookston, Minn. on Feb. 7, 1936 to Martin and Lillian (Rivette) Mickelson. Later, at the age of four, he moved with his mother and stepfather, Anton Sr., to Rock Falls, Ill. Leonard graduated from Rock Falls High and served briefly in the U.S. Army at 19 years old.
Friday, April 1, 2016

Thomas S. Hogan
Thomas S. Hogan of Rhinelander passed away in his home on Friday, March 25, 2016, just before his 76th birthday. Tom was born in Clintonville on April 10, 1940. He married his wife, Judith Ann Hogan, on June 19, 1965 and the couple moved to Rhinelander. Tom taught math at James Williams Junior High School for 29 years. 
Friday, April 1, 2016

Thomas S. Hogan
Thomas S. Hogan of Rhinelander passed away in his home on Friday, March 25, 2016, just before his 76th birthday. Tom was born in Clintonville on April 10, 1940. He married his wife, Judith Ann Hogan, on June 19, 1965 and the couple moved to Rhinelander. Tom taught math at James Williams Junior High School for 29 years. 
Friday, April 1, 2016

Delores E. Raith
Delores E. Raith, 90 of Rhinelander, formerly of Summit Lake, died Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Milestone Senior Living in Rhinelander. Delores was born Jan. 21, 1926 to Oscar and Mollie Claus in Milwaukee. She graduated from Milwaukee Lutheran High School in 1945. Delores married Leo E. Raith in Oct. 11, 1949. Leo preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 1979. They raised their family at Bass Lake, Langlade County, where Delores lived until she moved to Rhinelander in 2006.
Friday, April 1, 2016

Dr. Carol J. LeClerq
Dr. Carol J. LeClercq, age 89, of Rhinelander, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was born on April 17, 1926 in Sauk City. Her parents were Edward and Johanna (Frey) Geier. Carol attended the University of Wisconsin where she received her doctoral degree.

Carol was employed as a psychologist at the Milwaukee Mental Health Complex for 28 years. Following her retirement, Carol and her husband Greg moved to Rhinelander, where Carol continued her work as a psychologist at Community Health.
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Friday, April 1, 2016

June Audrey McElroy
June Audrey McElroy passed away peacefully in her home on March 21, 2016. She was born June 29, 1930 to Tony and Alice (Daul) Svic as an only child. She grew up and attended grade school in Jennings.

She later attended high school in Elcho. June then attended nursing school at Mother Cabrini Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, after which she joined the United States Navy.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Wilbur G. Robison
Wilbur G. Robison died March 24, 2016.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Walter W. Wendt
Walter W. Wendt passed away peacefully March 26, 2016, in his own home, at the age of 97.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

William L. Ludwig
William L. Ludwig passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016, on his birthday. He was 89 years old.
Saturday, March 26, 2016


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