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Lisa Marie (Mikkelson) Somers
Lisa Marie (Mikkelson) Somers, age 47, of Rhinelander, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at home under hospice care.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Norman "Tuff" Gehrman
Norman "Tuff" Gehrman, 96, of Spooner passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 at Shell Lake Healthcare Center.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Charles "Chuck" Franz
Charles "Chuck" Franz, age 89, of Rhinelander, died peacefully on Jan. 13, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Michael John Obrodovich
Michael John Obrodovich (Mick), was born on March 14, 1941, and passed away at St. Joe's Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona on Jan. 9, 2017.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Linda Kay Klaas
Linda Kay Klaas, 69, of Seymour, made her last move on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 after a courageous battle with colon cancer.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Elizabeth Joanne Juday
Elizabeth Joanne (Jensen) Juday became an Angel on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 at the age of 86.
(1 comments)

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Dale Leavitt
Dale Leavitt, age 76, of the town of Stella, died Jan. 8, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Gary Allen Harris
Gary Allen Harris, age 70 of Rhinelander, passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at Friendly Village Nursing Home in Rhinelander.
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Bruce Liebscher
Bruce Liebscher, age 73, a longtime resident of Sugar Camp, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. He passed peacefully in sleep while surrounded by family.
(1 comments)

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Morton L. Dreger
Morton L. Dreger, age 82, of Rhinelander, passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at his residence.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Shirley Ann Kernin
Shirley Ann Kernin, age 87, of Rhinelander, died Jan. 5, 2017, at St. Claire's Hospital in Weston.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Richard D. Hall
Richard D. Hall, 74, of Springfield, formerly of Rhinelander, and Zion, Ill., passed away at 4:50 p.m. Friday, Jan, 6, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Antonette "Ann" M. Czaplinski
Antonette "Ann" M. Czlapinski, 63, passed away at St. Mary's Hospital on Jan. 8, 2017.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Dale Leavitt
Dale Leavitt, age 76, of Rhinelander, died Jan. 8, 2017 at his home.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Carol Ann Caskey
Carol Ann Caskey, of Rhinelander, passed away peacefully in Milwaukee Jan. 4, 2017, at the age of 86.
Saturday, January 7, 2017

William "Bill" "Cat" Fischer
William "Bill" "Cat" Fischer, age 91, of Tomahawk, passed away peacefully Jan. 5, 2017, surrounded by his family, telling the stories that Bill loved.
Saturday, January 7, 2017

Wilbur J. Petroskey
Wilbur J Petroskey, age 90, of Rhinelander, died Jan. 1, 2017, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander.
(5 comments)

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Donald F. Kunze
Donald F. Kunze, age 84 of Pelican Lake, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at St. Clare's Hospital in Weston.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Craig A. Raths
Craig A. Raths, 62, of McNaughton (Rhinelander) passed away to the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at home with his family by his side after a valiant battle with cancer.
(4 comments)

Thursday, January 5, 2017

David James Crabb
David James Crabb, age 48 of Green Bay and formerly of Rhinelander, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, in Rhinelander.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Carol A. Caskey
Carol A Caskey, age 86, of Rhinelander, died Jan. 4, 2017 in Milwaukee.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Glenn Beckman
Glenn Beckman, age 81, of Rhinelander, died Dec. 31, 2016, at Wausau Aspirus Hospital.
(2 comments)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Cyril "Cy" Zetts
Cyril "Cy" Zetts, age 89, of Rhinelander, died Dec. 31, 2016 at Milestone Senior Living.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Roger A. Swenson Sr.
Roger A. Swenson Sr., 54 of Rhinelander passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, with his family by his side.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Robert W. "Bob" Johnson
On Dec. 28, 2016 Robert W. "Bob" Johnson closed his eyes on earth then opened to see the face of God.
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Rosella Mae Call
Rosella Mae Call, age 63 of Rhinelander, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 surrounded by her family, at the St.Claire's Hospital in Weston.
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Patricia "Trish" P. Augustin
Patricia "Trish" P. Augustin of Rhinelander, passed away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016 at her residence at the age of 65. She was born in Murphysboro, Illinois on Feb. 20, 1951, the daughter of Lily M. (Harring) and Benjamin F. McRaven.
Thursday, December 29, 2016

Rosella Mae Call
Rosella Mae Call, age 63 of Rhinelander, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 surrounded by her family, at St.Claire's Hospital in Weston. She was born on June 9, 1953, in Antigo, to Everette and Hazel (Smith) Jenkins.
Thursday, December 29, 2016

Roger A. Swenson
Roger A. Swenson of Rhinelander, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016 in the emergency room at St. Mary's Hospital, at the age of 54. A complete obituary will appear in the River News at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hildebrand Funeral Home & Cremation Specialists, 24 E. Davenport Street, Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501, 715-365-4343. www.hildebrandrussfh. com
Thursday, December 29, 2016

Wayne A. Fumich
Wayne Allen Fumich, 52, of Rhinelander, passed away Monday, Dec.12, 2016, at Clark County Living Center, due to a terminal illness.
(1 comments)

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Bonnie Jean Knauf Warwick
Bonnie Jean Knauf Warwick, 63, of Sturgeon Bay, formerly of Rhinelander, died peacefully Monday night, Dec. 19, 2016, in the comfort of her home with her family at her side.
(1 comments)

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Bess V. Misfeldt
Bess V. Misfeldt, age 91, of Rhinelander, died Dec. 22, 2016, at the Friendly Village, in Rhinelander.
Saturday, December 24, 2016

Elizabeth Caroline Aschenbrener
Elizabeth Caroline Aschenbrener of Greenville, Wis. entered into eternal life on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, and joined her beloved George in heaven.
(1 comments)

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Wayne A. Fumich
Wayne Allen Fumich, 52, of Rhinelander, passed away Monday, Dec.12, 2016 at Clark County Living Center, due to a terminal illness.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Eve C. Robinson
Eve C. Robinson, age 72, of Harshaw, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 at her home.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Muriel Jean Spencer-Tate
Muriel Jean Spencer-Tate, of Chicago, Ill., passed away peacefully at Agrace Hospice Facility in Fitchburg.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Rosella Mae Call
Rosella Mae Call, age 63, of Rhinelander, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, surrounded by her family, at St. Clare's Hospital in Weston.
(1 comments)

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Leon Kukanich
Leon Kukanich, age 81, a lifelong resident of Eagle River, passed away on Monday Dec. 12, 2016.
Thursday, December 15, 2016

John Sterling Ratliff
John Sterling Ratliff was born Dec. 12, 1963 and was granted his angel wings on Dec. 13, 2016.
(1 comments)

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Sheila Yvonne Neptune
Sheila Yvonne Neptune, age 85, died suddenly, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander, on Dec. 6, 2016.
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Angeline Skibinski
Angeline Skibinski of Stevens Point died Thursday evening Dec. 8, 2016 at Portage County Health Care Center while under the care of Heartland Hospice.


(1 comments)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

James Walter Meyer    
James (Jim) Walter Meyer of Llano, Texas passed away Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at the age of 94.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Wilma M. Gildner
Wilma M. Gildner, age 95, of St. Germain, passed away on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, surrounded by her children.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Lawrence A. Langlois
Lawrence A. Langlois of Rhinelander passed away Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at Friendly Village Nursing and Rehabilitation at the age of 84.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Carol E. Burhop
Carol E. Burhop, 66, of Pelican Lake, died peacefully with family around her on Dec. 1, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Jean Louise Kilbane
Jean Louise Kilbane, age 88, of Rhinelander, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 in Canadian Lakes, Mich.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Theodore J. Shelbrack
Theodore J. Shelbrack, age 85, of the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.
Saturday, December 3, 2016

Carol E. Burhop
Carol E Burhop, age 66, of Pelican Lake, died Dec. 1, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander.
Saturday, December 3, 2016

Marie M. Sparks
Marie M. Sparks, formerly of Rhinelander, passed away Nov. 12, 2016 in Prescott, Ariz. at the age of 80. There will be an informal graveside service at Forest Home Cemetary at 11 a.m. Dec. 2, 2016. All friends and family are welcome.
Saturday, November 26, 2016

Dorothy Lehmann
Dorothy Lehmann, age 90, of Rhinelander and formerly of Fox Lake and Milwaukee, passed away Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, at Rennes Health and Rehab. She was born Nov. 28, 1925, in Milwaukee, to Erwin and Hattie (Ohm) Kaliebe.
Saturday, November 26, 2016

Alfred Wayne Hurlbutt
On Nov. 15, 2016, one of the biggest hearts in all the world stopped beating. Alfred Wayne Hurlbutt, 75, son of Wayne J. Hurlbutt and Ernestine Wilhelm Hurlbutt, passed away at Aspirus Cardiac Care in Wausau.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Meryl "Feetz" Cornwell
Meryl "Feetz" Cornwell, age 88 of the town of Sugar Camp, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at the Friendly Village.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Bruce Elliott Reynolds
Bruce Elliott Reynolds, age 66, of Rhinelander, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 at Rennes Health and Rehab in Rhinelander.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Dr. George F. Pratt
Dr. George F. Pratt passed away peacefully on Nov. 16, 2016, at age 92, in Rhinelander.
(2 comments)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Lola Rose Kuski
Lola Rose Kuski, age 85 of Rhinelander, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at her home.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Lonny Huebner
Lonny Huebner of Rhinelander passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at St. Joseph Hospital in Marshfield at the age of 59.
(1 comments)

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Dr. George F. Pratt
Dr. George F. Pratt, age 92, of Rhinelander, died Nov. 16, 2016, in Rhinelander.
(2 comments)

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Clifford A. Olson
Clifford A. Olson, 86, of Mountain View, Arkansas passed away on Nov. 14, 2016 at Stone County Medical Center.
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Yvonne Kathleen Kline
Yvonne Kathleen Kline, age 83, of Rhinelander, died Nov. 13, 2016 at Friendly Village in Rhinelander.
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Lonny Huebner
Lonny Huebner of Rhinelander passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, at the age of 59.
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Eugene "Gene" Kwaterski
Eugene "Gene" Kwaterski, 81, a 26-year resident of Three Lakes, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 at his home.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Lloyd D. Cady
Lloyd D. Cady, age 87 of Shawano, passed away on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016.
Saturday, November 12, 2016

Mary Ellen Carlson
Mary Ellen Carlson, age 91, of Rhinelander, died Nov. 3, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her family.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

John C. Goossen
John C Goossen, age 81, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 at JA Wedum Residential Hospice, in Brooklyn Park, Minn.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Alfred S. Gerdes
Alfred S. Gerdes, age 93, of Rhinelander, died Nov. 5, 2016 at Rennes Health and Rehab Center.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Michele Marie Gambetti-Gerdes
Michele Marie Gambetti-Gerdes, age 47, died Nov. 4, 2016 at the Seasons of Life Hospice in Woodruff.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Melvin F. Statezny
Melvin F Statezny, age 90, of Crandon, passed away at the Crandon Nursing Home on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016.  If you look in a dictionary for the meaning of an angel, you will see him. He lived each day to the fullest, loving all that he did and all that surrounded him.
Saturday, November 5, 2016

L. Thomas (Tom) Tambellini
Tom Tambellini, age 79, formerly of Rhinelander, passed away Nov. 1, 2016 at The Pavilion at Glacier Valley in Slinger.
Saturday, November 5, 2016

Carol M. Johnson
Carol M. Johnson, age 82, of Rhinelander, died Nov. 2, 2016.
Saturday, November 5, 2016

Mary Ellen Carlson
Mary Ellen Carlson, age 91, of Rhinelander, died Nov. 3, 2016, at her home.
Saturday, November 5, 2016

Orlene Brownell Brandow
Orlene Evangeline (Evenson) (Brownell) Brandow died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander.
Thursday, November 3, 2016

Michael Jeffery Bernard Wanty
Michael Jeffery Bernard Wanty, age 17, was tragically taken away from us in an automobile accident on Oct. 22, 2016.
Thursday, November 3, 2016

Ludwig Bernard "Ben" Hodkiewicz
Ludwig Bernard "Ben" Hodkiewicz of Rhinelander, passed away Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 at his residence under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice and his family at the age of 90.
(2 comments)

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Alice A. Mueller
Alice A. Mueller, age 89, of Rhinelander, passed away Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, at her home. She was born on Nov. 30, 1926, in Park Falls, to Louis and Gertrude (Larsen) Daus.
(1 comments)

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Howard C. Zoelick
Howard C. Zoellick, 83 of Watertown, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 at Heritage Homes of Watertown.
Saturday, October 29, 2016

Kathleen Chester
Kathleen Marie Chester, age 64, passed away peacefully in her son's home on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.
(2 comments)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Deann H. Zdroik
Deann H. Zdroik of Piehl passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, peacefully in her sleep at home, at the age of 57.
Saturday, October 15, 2016


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