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September 19, 2020


Donald H. Austin
Donald H. Austin, who grew up in Rhinelander and returned every summer, passed away on April 29, 2020, after a brief struggle with COVID-19. He was born on Christmas Day, 1925, in Indianapolis, Ind., to Ralph Vernon Austin and Helen Mayo Austin. His father, a Disciples of Christ minister who served a small church north of downtown, lost his position after he objected to a Klan-affiliated initiative to declare the local neighborhood an all-white area.
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Friday, September 18, 2020

Norma Brickman
Norma Brickman, age 94, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 at Friendly Village in Rhinelander. She was born in Marshalltown, Iowa on June 17, 1926 to Verl and Lilly Moorman.
Friday, September 18, 2020

Charlotte L. Nitzel
Charlotte L. Nitzel of Mission, Texas, formerly of Rhinelander, passed away July 29, 2020.
Friday, September 18, 2020

Jean M. Spafford
Jean M. Spafford, 89, of Crandon, passed away Monday, Sept. 7, 2020 at the Lakeshore Assisted Living, Minocqua.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Robert Charles "Bob" Craig
Robert Charles "Bob" Craig, 82, of Rhinelander, passed away Sept. 10, 2020, at his home.
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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Robert Lee Bastian
On Sunday Sept. 6, 2020, our father Robert Lee Bastian passed away at the age of 96, at the Friendly Village in Rhinelander. He was born on March 12, 1924, the son of Lee and Esther (Johnson) Bastian.
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Friday, September 11, 2020

Michael Allen Gruett
Michael Allen Gruett passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 5, 2020. Mike was born on Nov. 4, 1951, in Milwaukee, to Donald and Hazel (Lango) Gruett.
Friday, September 11, 2020

James M. Andrus
Jim Andrus of Menomonee Falls was peacefully called home to his Lord on Sept. 7, 2020 at the age of 83 years.
Friday, September 11, 2020

Marlene D. Tushoski
Marlene D. Tushoski, age 83, of Rhinelander passed away on Monday evening, Sept. 1, 2020 at Country Terrace of Wisconsin and under the care of Ascension at Home Hospice.
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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Richard Nofftz
2020 has taken another great one!
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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Art Jarocki
Art Jarocki "AJ", age 78, a resident of Eagle River, died Sunday July 5, 2020 at his home. He was born in Abbotsford, on June 17, 1942, to Walter and Mary Jarocki.
Friday, September 4, 2020

Thomas R. Wingreen
Thomas R. Wingreen, age 70, of Rhinelander, died on Aug. 30, 2020, at his home. He was born on Oct. 19, 1949, in Racine.
Friday, September 4, 2020

Dorothy L. Kudick
Dorothy L. Kudick, age 90, of Rhinelander and a former resident of Post Lake, passed away on Monday morning, Aug. 31, 2020 at Riverview Health Services in Tomahawk and under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice.
Friday, September 4, 2020

James S. Michalek "Jimpa"
James S. Michalek "Jimpa" found peace on Aug. 31, 2020 at the age of 64.
Friday, September 4, 2020

Lawrence "Larry" A. Monk, Jr.
Lawrence "Larry" A. Monk, Jr., age 80, of Sugar Camp passed away on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 30, 2020 at his home with his loving family at his side and under the care of Ascension at Home Hospice.
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Friday, September 4, 2020

Jack R. Antonuk
Jack R Antonuk, age 85, of Rhinelander, died on Aug. 27, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Aug. 31, 1934 in Hiles, the son of John and Irene (Babula) Antonuk, immigrants of Ukraine.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Peter J. Cummins
Peter J. Cummins, age 57, of Rhinelander, died on Aug. 27, 2020, in Rhinelander. He was born on Oct. 16, 1962, in Chicago, to Paul and Jacqueline (Pfaff) Cummins.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Carol Joy Fawley
Carol Joy Fawley, age 86, of Rhinelander, went to be with The Lord she loved on Aug. 26, 2020 at the Seasons of Life Hospice House in Woodruff. She was born on July 1, 1934, in Rhinelander, the daughter of Bert and Dorothy (Miller) Spafford.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Mary L. Stenstrom
Mary L. Stenstrom, age 93, died peacefully in her sleep on Aug. 25 while under hospice care.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Thomas R. Wingreen
Thomas R. Wingreen, age 70, of Rhinelander, died on Aug. 30, 2020, at his home in Rhinelander. Tom was born in Racine on Oct. 19, 1949, the son of Richard and Patricia (Beyer) Wingreen.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Rose E. (Betty) Johnson
Rose E. (Betty) Johnson, 89, died Aug. 22, 2020, under hospice care at her long-term care residence in Bedford, Texas.
Friday, August 28, 2020

Carol Joy Fawley
Carol Joy Fawley, age 86, of Rhinelander, died Aug. 26, 2020 at the Seasons of Life Hospice in Woodruff.
Friday, August 28, 2020

Barbara Jane Snyder
Barbara Jane Snyder took her walk to heaven on March 17, 2020 from her home in Loveland, Colorado at the age of 85. Barbara was born in Rhinelander, on Aug. 23, 1934, to Ruth Hutchison Sweo and Wilbert Sweo. The oldest of three daughters, she was a graduate of Rhinelander High School.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Melva Jean Zarm
Melva Jean Zarm, age 78, of Rhinelander, died on Aug. 18, 2020,at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born on Jan. 21, 1942 in Rhinelander, to George and Caroline (Punches) Alsteen. She was a lifelong resident of Rhinelander.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Patricia A. Dienberg
Patricia A. Dienberg, age 86 of the Town of Starks, went home to her Lord and Savior on Saturday morning, Aug. 22, 2020 at Friendly Village Health & Rehab Center and under the care of Ascension at Home Hospice.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

William J. Fritz
William J. Fritz, age 86, of Rhinelander, died on Aug. 17, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Aug. 4, 1934 in Chicago, the son of William and Mildred (Brown) Fritz.
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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Nettie M. Skochil
Nettie Marie Skochil passed away early Monday morning, Aug. 17, 2020, at Friendly Village in Rhinelander, at the age of 90. She was born May 18, 1930, in Crandon, to her parents Everett and Golda (Jacobs) Cole. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard in 2002, parents, one sister, Margie McPherson of Mukwonago, and one brother, Everett Cole Jr, Rhinelander.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Robert "Bob" A. Stefonek
Robert "Bob" A. Stefonek, age 84, of the Town of Sugar Camp, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at his home with his loving wife, Willy and his family at his side, and under the care of Ascension at Home Hospice.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

William Fritz
William Fritz, age 86, of Rhinelander, died Aug. 17, 2020, at his home in Rhinelander. He was born on Aug. 4, 1936, in Chicago, to William and Mildred (Brown) Fritz. Survivors include his wife Gladys (Miller) and his children Terri, Toni, Daniel and William.
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Friday, August 21, 2020

Nettie M. Skochil
Nettie M. Skochil, age 90, of Rhinelander, died Aug. 17, 2020 at Friendly Village in Rhinelander.
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Friday, August 21, 2020

Melva Zarm
Melva Zarm, age 78, of Rhinelander, died Aug. 18, 2020, at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau. She was born Jan. 21, 1942, in Rhinelander, to George and Caroline (Punches) Alsteen. Survivors include her husband Peter and her sons Peter, Kevin and Roy. A complete notice will follow in the River News and at www.carlsonfh.com. You may leave your private condolences for the Zarm family at www.carlsonfh.com.
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Friday, August 21, 2020

Marian L. Timm
Marian L. Timm, age 95, of Rhinelander, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at Milestone Senior Living and under the care of Ascension at Home Hospice.

Marian was born Aug. 25, 1924 in Breckenridge, Minn., daughter of James and Hazel Dekker. She attended Rhinelander High School graduating in 1942.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Johncurtis C. Bailey
Joncurtis C. Bailey, age 82, of Rhinelander, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020 at Seasons of Life Hospice Home in Woodruff. He was born Aug. 25, 1937, in Superior, to Jesse Claude and Genevieve (Campbell) Bailey. He attended Superior State Teachers College, now the University of Wisconsin Superior where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1960 then a Masters Degree in Theatre Arts from UW Madison in 1964. Jon also joined the Merchant Marine and was employed by the Colombia Transportation Co. cooking for guests on the Joseph H. Franz and the Edmund Fitzgerald in summers of 1957-1962.
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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Mary Ann Roth
On August 13, 2020 heaven received one of the hardest working, helpful, energetic souls possible. Mary Ann was the matriarch of the family and there wasn't anyone who had not sought her advice, talked to her about their problems, asked for guidance and direction or simply just wanted to visit.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Janice J. Voigt
Janice J. Voigt, age 79, of Tomahawk, formerly of Rhinelander, died on Aug. 14, 2020 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Tomahawk. She was born on Aug. 30, 1940 in Rhinelander, the daughter of John and Selma (Soderman) Anderson.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Bonnie Wittrock
Bonnie Lee Wittrock, age 78, of Rhinelander, died on Aug. 11, 2020 at Wausau Aspirus Hospital. Bonnie was born Dec. 19, 1941, in Oconomowoc, the daughter of Michael and Doris (Gauerke) Condella.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Bonnie Wittrock
Bonnie Wittrock, age 78, of Rhinelander, died Aug. 11, 2020 at Wausau Aspirus Hospital.
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Friday, August 14, 2020

Johncurtis "JC" Bailey
Johncurtis "JC" Bailey, age 82, of Rhinelander, died on Aug. 9, 2020, at the Seasons of Life Hospice in Woodruff. He was born on Aug. 25, 1937 in Superior.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Thomas W. Hewson
Thomas W. Hewson, age 86, of Rhinelander, died on August 5, 2020 at Rennes Health and Rehab. He was the youngest of 4 children, born on Sept. 6, 1933 in Cicero, Ill., to Charles and Anne (Beranek) Hewson.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Jay C Miller
Jay C Miller, age 74, of Rhinelander, died on Aug. 4, 2020, at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. He was born on Feb. 21, 1946 in Oak Park, Ill. to Clyde and Mary (Nyberg) Miller. As a child he moved to Ironwood, Mich. and then to Rhinelander where he attended schools.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Janice J. Wanty
Janice J. Wanty, age 87, of Rhinelander, died on Aug. 6, 2020 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Ernest "Ernie" J. DeBay
Ernest "Ernie" K. DeBay, age 54, of Rhinelander, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 at his residence.
Friday, August 7, 2020

Robert "Rapper" Fritz
Robert "Rapper" Fritz, age 83, of Rhinelander, died on June 10, 2020, at Tomahawk's Golden Age Nursing facility. Bob was born on Dec. 6, 1936, in Chicago, the son of William and Mildred (Brown) Fritz.
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Friday, August 7, 2020

Rosemarie Gresser
Rosemarie Gresser passed away unexpectedly at home on Aug. 1, 2020 at the age of 57.
Friday, August 7, 2020

David Liedtke
The family of David Liedtke would like you to know that his time on earth is done. On Aug. 1, 2020, he departed into the arms of God, comforted by his Heavenly Father and welcomed by family members that have gone before him.
Friday, August 7, 2020

Jay C. Miller
Jay C. Miller, age 74, of Rhinelander, died Aug. 4, 2020, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.
Friday, August 7, 2020

Thomas William Hewson
Thomas William Hewson, age 86, of Rhinelander, died on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 at Rennes Health and Rehab in Rhinelander.
Friday, August 7, 2020

Brian M. Crist
Brian M. Crist, age 73, a longtime resident of Eagle River, died Monday, July 27, 2020 at Marshfield Medical Center.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

David P. Liedtke
David P. Liedtke, age 73 of Sugar Camp, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 at his home. He is survived by his wife Donna (Marquard) Liedtke, other family and many friends.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Douglas "Doug" F. Bartnick
Douglas "Doug" F. Bartnick, age 76 of Rhinelander, passed away Tuesday morning, July 28, 2020 at his home with his life partner Vicki at his side.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

John "Jack" W. Honrath
John "Jack" W. Honrath, age 97, of Rhinelander, passed away on Thursday morning, July 30, 2020 at Friendly Village and under the care of Ascension at Home Hospice.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Loretta M. Julian
Loretta M. Julian, age 92 of Rhinelander died on July 25, 2020, at Milestone Assisted Living. She was born Feb. 9, 1928, in Lynnville, Ind., to Enoch and Arzilla (Beckwith) Miller. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill Julian, her parents, her brother Bert and two sisters Hazel and Madolin.
Friday, July 31, 2020

Michael C. Sweo
Michael C. Sweo, age 77 of Lac du Flambeau, formerly of Rhinelander, died Sunday, July 26, 2020 at Avanti Health and Rehab in Minocqua.
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Friday, July 31, 2020

William (Bill) M. Hansen
Bill Hansen, age 93, a long-time resident of McNaughton, died on July 29, 2020, after a valiant struggle with cancer.
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Friday, July 31, 2020

Susan Shoeder
Susan Shoeder, age 64, a resident of Rhinelander, died Tuesday July 21, 2020 at her home.
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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Doris Meyer
Doris (Coleman) Meyer was born on Nov. 1, 1927 to Marvin Coleman and Florence (Heisner) Coleman in Rice Lake, and passed peacefully away at Rennes Health & Rehab on July 23, 2020 at the age of 92.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Wayne Fenus
Wayne Fenus, age 87, of Rhinelander, died July 21, 2020, at Ascension St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Michael C. Sweo
Michael C. Sweo, age 77, of Lac du Flambeau, formerly of Rhinelander, died Sunday, July 26, 2020 at Avanti Health and Rehab in Minocqua.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Michele Hannie Gulsvig
Michele Hannie Gulsvig, age 54, of Wahpeton, N.D., passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 4, 2020. She was born July 31, 1965, in Rhinelander, to Harold and Wilma (Mueller) Hannie. 
Friday, July 24, 2020

Helen Mildred Freudenberg
Helen Mildred Freudenberg, age 95, of Rhinelander, died peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease on July 15, 2020, at Friendly Village nursing home in Rhinelander.
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Friday, July 24, 2020

Bruce E. Litzen
Bruce E. Litzen, age 64, of Rhinelander, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 with his family at his side and under the care of Ascension at Home Hospice.
Friday, July 24, 2020

Wayne Fenus
Wayne Fenus, age 87, of Rhinelander, died on July 21, 2020, at Ascension St.
Friday, July 24, 2020

Charles F. Skinner Sr.
Charles F. Skinner Sr. 83, passed away Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 in Fort Myers, Fla.
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Mary T. Shriel
I, Mary T. Shriel passed away on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 at the age of 78 due to complications from cancer and COPD.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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

Gerald James Van Beynen Jr.
Gerald James Van Beynen, Jr. age 69 of Flat Rock, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 following a five-year battle with cancer.
(4 comments)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Susan Alice Storma
Sue lost her battle with cancer on Thursday October 19, 2017. She was born in Rhinelander at St. Mary's Hospital to Ray and Audrey Winquist.
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Atwood "Shorty" E. Sherry
Atwood "Shorty" E. Sherry, age 92, of Rhinelander, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at his residence.
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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Mary O'Brien
Mary O'Brien, age 75, a longtime resident of Eagle River, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 in Eagle River.
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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Margaret A. Feger
Margaret A. Feger, age 87, of Rhinelander, a former resident of Crandon, passed away Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at Friendly Village.
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Marjorie L. Lovestead
Marjorie L. Lovestead, age 98, of Rhinelander, died August 8, 2017, at Friendly Village Nursing Home.
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Saturday, October 21, 2017

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

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

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

Nancy J. Newman
Nancy J. Newman, age 77 of Rhinelander, passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.
(1 comments)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

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


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