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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

Carol Anne Slowikowski
Carol Anne Slowikowski, age 70, passed away Monday, March 21, 2016 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

Carol was born on May 4, 1945 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Toivo & Lillian (Lund) Walin. Carol moved to California where she met the love of her life, Tony. She married Tony Slowikowski in Fullerton, Calif. on Oct. 23, 1982. Carol attended cosmetology school, owned and operated her own salon and later became an instructor in cosmetology at Fullerton College.
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

William Lowell Ludwig
William Lowell Ludwig, age 89, of Eagle River, died March 20, 2016, in Marquette, Michigan.

Bill was born March 20, 1927, in Plymouth, to Andrew and Margaret (Berringer) Ludwig.

Survivors include his wife Shirley of Eagle River.

A complete notice will follow in Saturday's River News and can also be found at www.carlsonfh.com.

The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) is handling the arrangements for the Ludwig family.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

David F. DeNoble
David F. DeNoble, age 82, of Rhinelander, went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, March 18, 2016.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Harley LeRoy Savage
Harley LeRoy Savage, age 86, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016 with his loving family by his side.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

John Cash Huven
On March 18, 2016, John Cash Huven raced through the gates of heaven to receive his final checkered flag, with many planned adventures left unfinished.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Richard D. Murray
Richard D. Murray, age 82 of Lake Tomahawk, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016, at Seasons of Life Hospice in Woodruff where he received outstanding care.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Warren "Doc" Johnson Jr.
Warren "Doc" Johnson Jr. of Elcho, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016, at his residence, at the age of 88. He was born in Waukesha on March 25, 1927, the son of Warren and Elsie (Phillips) Johnson Sr.

Doc lived in Delafield and was a graduate of Delafield High School. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II where he was a Medic stationed in Hawaii. After the war, Doc returned to the Delafield area where he served and completed a plumbing apprenticeship.
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Friday, March 18, 2016

Howard H. Parkkonen
Howard H. Parkkonen, 74, formerly of Ishpeming, Mich. and longtime resident of Rhinelander, passed away Tuesday evening, March 15, 2016, at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility.

Howard was born Dec. 11, 1941 in Negaunee to Hilpi and Sylvia (Koivula) Parkkonen and graduated from Negaunee High School, Class of 1960. He married Teresa Delarye and together they enjoyed over 51 years of marriage.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Rosemary Butterfield
Rosemary Butterfield, age 80, of Rhinelander, died March 13, 2016 at Ministry St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander. She was born in Rhinelander on Jan. 3, 1936 to Esden and Opal (Hoffhein) Fortier. She attended schools here graduating from Rhinelander High School in 1954. On June 11, 1955 she married Richard Butterfield and they enjoyed 60 years of marriage. Before she became a full-time mom, Rosemary was employed by Reeve's Foodlane. After the kids were raised she went back to work at City Cleaners for a short period of time.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Fran Dorich
Fran Dorich, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at the age of 78. She was born Sept. 2, 1937, to Fred and Florence (Schlieben) Wise.

Fran was born and raised in Chicago and completed her education there. She married Larry Dorich in 1973. In November of 1973, they moved to Rhinelander where they owned and operated Dorich's Pine Isle Resort for 22 years.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Richard J. Lyman
Richard J. Lyman of the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, age 77, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016. He was born Dec. 6, 1938 to the late James and Anne Lyman. Dick was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force. He had been involved with the Boy Scouts. He worked for S & E Windows for many years. Dick enjoyed and was very good at art and made a lot of crafts, he arranged silk wedding bouquets and wreaths.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Rosemary Butterfield
Rosemary Butterfield, age 80, of Rhinelander died March 13, 2016, in Rhinelander. She was born

Jan. 3, 1936 to Esden and Opal (Hoffhein) Fortier. A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church-St. Mary's site. 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 Rosemary's family.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Thomas C. Schmidt
Thomas C. Schmidt, age 80, of Rhinelander, died on March 10, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born Aug. 31, 1935, in Milwau-kee, to Cyril and Caroline (Prybil) Schmidt.

Tom attended schools in Milwaukee, graduating from Messmer High School in 1953. In 1954 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served until honorably discharged in 1956. He returned to Milwaukee and on Oct. 19, 1957 he married Patricia Kukus.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Josephine Marie Littleton
Josephine Marie Littleton of Monico passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 12, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was 50 years old. She was born Feb. 14, 1966, a daughter of the late Allan and Vivian Littleton.

She is survived by a son, Chad Littleton, and a brother, Mitch Littleton, both of Monico.

In remembrance of Josephine, family and friends are invited to gather at the Monico Town Hall from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday, March 19.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Sally Ann Schultz
Sally Ann Schultz, age 82, of Rhinelander, died March 11, 2016 at the Milestone Senior Living. She was born March 14, 1933 in Rhineland-er to James and Hazel (Babineau) McCormick. Sally was a lifelong resident of Rhinelander. She graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1951 and then was employed for many years as an executive assistant for the Wisconsin DOT. She married Allen Schultz on March 19, 1953 and they enjoyed almost 63 years of marriage.
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Monday, March 14, 2016

Philip Kettner
Philip "Fat Cat" Kettner, age 79, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home in Rhinelander with his family at his side. He was under the care of Ministry Hospice.

A celebration of Phil's life will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Hildebrand Russ Funeral Home. Military honors will take place at the funeral home immediately following the service. Visitation will be held on Saturday morning March 19, 2016, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.  

In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial contributions be made to the InterACT of the Northwoods (for autism), P.O. Box 555, Rhinelander, WI 54501 and/or Spina Bifida Northern Wisconsin (SBNW) c/o Tammy Rasmussen, 42745 Kavanaugh Road, Cable, WI 54821.

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

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Ellen May Amelse
Ellen May Amelse, age 96, of Rhinelander, died Thursday, March 10, 2016. Ellen was born March 9, 1920, in Rhinelander, the daughter of Paul E. and Edna (Bunker) Larson. She was united in marriage to Nickolas Amelse on July 5, 1941, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Harrison. Ellen had been employed with the Patterson Laundry and Weinbrenner Shoe Factory in Merrill. The couple lived in Bundy until 1987 when they moved to Rhinelander. Ellen was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and later St. Mary's Catholic Church/Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church in Rhinelander. She enjoyed needlepoint, cloth painting and other crafts. Ellen also enjoyed playing cards, especially Uno and Phase Ten. But most of all she loved her family and cherished spending every moment that she could with them.
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Marion J. Shay
Marion J. Shay, age 74, of Rhinelander, died on March 10, 2016, at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. She was born on Sept. 27, 1941 in Rhinelander, to Samuel and Laura (Vint) Cooper. Marion attended schools in Rhinelander and then went to work as CNA For 34 years. She worked with disabled adults her entire working career and they often times referred to her as the caregiver from heaven. She married Kenneth Shay and he preceded her in death on Dec. 27, 1989.
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Patricia "Pat" Bauer
Patricia "Pat" Bauer, age 70 of Rhinelander, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 7, 2016, with the love of her life by her side. She was born on Feb. 8, 1946, in Oshkosh to Emil and Norma (Krause) Ebert.

Pat moved to Rhinelander as a young girl and graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1964. She married her best friend and love of her life, Ed Bauer on Dec. 28, 1965, in Rhinelander. They resided in Puerto Rico for two years while Ed completed his military service and then returned to Rhinelander where they raised their family of two daughters.
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Friday, March 11, 2016

Thomas Schmidt
Thomas Schmidt, age 80, of Rhinelander, died on March 10, 2016, at his home. He was born on Aug. 31, 1935 in Milwaukee to Cyril and Caroline (Prybil) Schmidt.

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

Friday, March 11, 2016

Patricia "Pat" Bauer
Patricia "Pat" Bauer, age 70 of Rhinelander, passed away on Monday, March 7, 2016. She was born on Feb. 8, 1946, in Oshkosh to Emil and Norma (Krause) Ebert.

Survivors include her husband, Ed Bauer, and daughters, Marna Bauer and Paula Laddusire.

A complete obituary will appear in the Saturday, March 12, 2016, edition of the River News. Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414 / www.carlsonfh.com) is assisting Pat's family with arrangements.
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Lawana Sheldon
Lawana F. Sheldon, 75 of Rhinelander passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016 at St. Clare's Hospital in Weston.

Lawana was born Aug. 2, 1940 in Laona, daughter of Jack and Verla (Cunningham) Lafferty. She was united in marriage to Phillip Sheldon on May 16, 1959 in Crandon. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness in Rhinelander. Lawana enjoyed playing cards, dancing, writing poetry, making wedding cakes, and most of all spending time with her family.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Mabel Streblow
Mabel (nee Olson Johnson) Streblow passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at Milestone Senior Living.

Mabel was born on March 16, 1917, in Jeffries, the youngest of 12 children who have all preceded her in death. She received her education at Jeffries and Merrill schools. Mabel resided in Jeffries until 1934 when she and her mother moved to Rhinelander.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Dennis Haker
Dennis Haker was born in Rhinelander, on Aug. 7, 1949, and went to be with his Savior March 2, 2016.
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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Francis F. "Butch" Alsteen
Francis F. "Butch" Alsteen of Rhinelander, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at St. Clare's Hospital in Weston at the age of 73.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Lloyd C. Hirman
Lloyd C. Hirman of Rhinelander, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital at the age of 76.
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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Frederick H. Lavey
Frederick H. Lavey passed away Feb. 26 at the age of 87. He is survived by his wife Sherry and sons Lance and Link (Anju). He was preceded in death by parents Harry and Helen and a sister. Frederick was born in Wauwatosa, was long-time resident of Muskego and retired to Rhinelander. A member of the United State Air Force, Fred worked at AC Delco as part of the Apollo Space Program, followed by a successful career as plant manager at Milwaukee Chaplet. He was a 32nd degree mason of the McKinley Lodge, an active member of Shriners and involved with several Muskego community organizations. Internment will take place at Arlington Park Cemetery with private memorial.
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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Dolores Cummings
Dolores Marian Cummings, age 86 passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 3, 2016 with her husband at her side. Dolores was born in Hobart, Indiana on April 26, 1929 to Robert and Flora (Goebel) Leeson. She graduated from Wausaukee High School in 1947 in Wausaukee while living on the family farm in McAllister.

After high school, Dolores worked at the Scott Paper Company in Marinette before becoming a member of the working staff at The Wausaukee Club, where she met the love of her life, Earl (Chip) Cummings. They were married in October 1949 and celebrated 66 years of marriage this past October 2015.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Shirley Elisabeth Martiny
Shirley Elisabeth Martiny "Liz", age 82, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at Life Care Center in Tullahoma Tennessee. Mrs. Martiny was the daughter of the late Norbert and Loretta Engeleiter Ziemer. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Richard "Dick" Martiny; daughters, Christine Weisman and her husband Steve and Janine Keuhn and her husband Chuck; son, Richard Martiny and his wife Linda, a daughter-in-law Debbie, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mrs. Martiny's family celebrated her life privately. She was preceded in death by a son, David Martiny. She was formerly a member of St. Francis Cabrini Church in West Bend and St. Joseph's Church in Rhinelander.

To share thoughts or memories, visit www.roselawnfh.com. Roselawn Funeral Home, 5350 NW Broad Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37129, (615) 893-2742.

Friday, March 4, 2016


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