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March 24, 2019

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Philip A. Guzik
Philip A. Guzik, age 78, of Rhinelander, died March 21, 2019 at Rennes Health and Rehab in Rhinelander.
Saturday, March 23, 2019

Richard Hunter
Richard Hunter, age 91, of Rhinelander, died March 20, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander.
Saturday, March 23, 2019

Marcy J. Smith
Marcy J. Smith, age 55, of Pelican Lake, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at St. Mary Hospital in Rhinelander.
Saturday, March 23, 2019

Elmer Gordon Payn
Elmer Gordon Payne, age 101, died Tuesday, March 20, 2019, at Country Terrace in Rhinelander.
Saturday, March 23, 2019

Elmer Payne
Elmer Payne, age 101, of Rhinelander, died March 20, 2019 in Rhinelander. He was born Nov. 2, 1917, in Parish, to Walter and Frances (Wagner) Payne.
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Gregory James Strasburg
Gregory James Strasburg, 69, passed away March 14, 2019 at his home in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Becky S. Butterfield
Becky S. Butterfield, 55 of Wallace, Mich. passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, March 7, 2019.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Phyllis (McKenzie) Haack
Phyllis (McKenzie) Haack celebrated her 88th birthday on March 1 in grand style and passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at her Verona home with her family at her side.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Barbara J. O'Brien
Barbara J. O'Brien, age 64, of Rhinelander, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Dolores Joslin
Dolores Joslin, age 87, of Rhinelander, died March 16, 2019, at the House of the Dove in Marshfield.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Barbara J. O'Brien
Barbara J. O'Brien, age 64 of Rhinelander, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Barry Lee French
Barry Lee French, age 68, of Rhinelander, died on March 10, 2019, in Rhinelander. He was born on Nov. 20, 1950 in Madison to Leslie and Betty (Dettinger) French.
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Timothy James Dotter
Aug. 15, 1978 - Feb. 27, 2019

Timothy J. Dotter from Rhinelander; recently residing in Apopka, Florida, passed away early morning on Feb. 27, 2019.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Lorraine Mae (Bonack) Torgerson
Lorraine Mae (Bonack) Torgerson, 85, of The Villages, Fla., formerly of Neenah and Big Falls, went to the loving arms of Jesus on Saturday, March 2, 2019 after enduring a long and courageous journey with Alzheimer's disease.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Judy Ellen Waydick
Judy Ellen Waydick, age 67 of Rhinelander, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
(2 comments)

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Jolene Renae Knox
Jolene Renae Knox, 60, of Rhinelander, passed away at her home on Friday, March 8, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Barry Lee French
Barry Lee French, age 68, of Rhinelander, died on March 10, 2019 in Rhinelander.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Glenn K. Johnson
Glenn K Johnson, age 95, of Rhinelander, died on Feb. 27, 2019, at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.
Saturday, March 9, 2019

Scott Patrick Sullivan
Scott Patrick Sullivan, age 55 of Chippewa Falls, Wis., passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at his home.
Saturday, March 9, 2019

Ann Margaret Hildebrand Murphy
Ann Margaret Hildebrand Murphy passed away March 2, 2019 at the Lutheran Home in Wauwatosa.
Saturday, March 9, 2019

Charles "Chuck" Lloyd Day
Charles "Chuck" Lloyd Day, age 78 of the Town of Crescent, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019. He was born on June 8, 1940, in Rhinelander to Edwin and Alice (Shaver) Day.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Charlotte Ann Stroede
Charlotte Ann Stroede, 81, died March 1 in Decatur, Ill., after battling health issues over the last few years. (subscriber access)
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Scott P. Sullivan
Scott P. Sullivan, died unexpectedly on March 2, 2019, at his home.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Richard A. Peterson
Richard A. Peterson passed away on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Gerald Olson
Mr. Gerald Ernest Olson (Jerry), 86, of Statesville NC, died Saturday, March 2, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Theresa L. "T" Bennett
Theresa L. "T" Bennett, 52 of the Town of Pine Lake, passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at her residence with her husband Keith at her side and under the care of Ascension at Home Hospice.
(1 comments)

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Priscilla (Melby) Helmes
Priscilla (Melby) Helmes, 79, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 at her home in Marshalltown, Iowa at the Iowa Veterans Home.
Saturday, March 2, 2019

Victor "Vic" P. Zettler
Victor "Vic" P. Zettler, 101, of Rhinelander, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 at Grace Lodge with his family at his side and under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice.
(1 comments)

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Glenn K. Johnson
Glenn K. Johnson, age 95, of Rhinelander, died Feb. 27, 2019 in Marshfield. Glenn was born Nov. 14, 1923, in Racine, to Chris and Elsie (James) Johnson.
Saturday, March 2, 2019

Mary E. Johnson
Mary E. Johnson, 67 of the town of Crescent, passed away at her residence on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.
Saturday, March 2, 2019

Matthew Ralph Graczyk
Matthew Ralph Graczyk, age 99, passed away Sunday afternoon Feb. 24, 2019.
Saturday, March 2, 2019

Carol M. Plourd
Carol M. Plourd (Dahm) age 67 of Arbor Vitae, passed away Wednesday Feb. 13, 2019, while enjoying the sun in Casa Grande, Arizona. Carol was born on Feb. 25, 1951 in Wausau, the daughter of Murill and Eleanor (Wesolowski) Dahm.
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Judith M. Pospychalla
Judith M. Pospychalla, age 86 of Ashland, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Ashland.

Judy was born July 28, 1932, in Lake Tomahawk, the daughter of Leo and Sadie (Tolliver) Salawater.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Agnes E. Steckbauer
Agnes E. Steckbauer, of Harshaw, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 at Ascension St. Mary's Hospital at the age of 99.

She was born Monday, May 5, 1919 in the Town of Rolling, a daughter of Frank and Nancy (Noe) Fellner.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Pauline M. Underhill
Pauline M. Underhill, 74, died Feb. 19, 2019 at her West Bend residence.
(2 comments)

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Ernest T. "Todd" Mountjoy Jr.
Ernest T. "Todd" Mountjoy Jr., 55 of Rhinelander, passed away Feb. 19, 2019 at Ascension St. Mary's Hospital.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Carol Joyce Roeser
On Friday, February 8, 2019, Carol Joyce Roeser, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family at the age of 83.
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Jaclyn Eskau
Jaclyn Eskau, age 65, of Rhinelander, died Feb. 19, 2019, in Rhinelander.
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Jaclyn Eskau
Jaclyn Eskau, age 65, of Rhinelander, died Feb. 19, 2019, in Rhinelander.

She was born Nov. 30, 1953, in Milwaukee, to John and Evangeline (Clancy) Eskau.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Harvey Fasbender
Harvey Fasbender, of Pelican Lake, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at home.
Saturday, February 16, 2019

Timothy J. Hall
Timothy J. Hall, 56, of Osseo, passed away Feb. 11, 2019 at home surrounded by family.
Saturday, February 16, 2019

Carol Jeane Johnson
Carol Jeane Johnson, most commonly known as "Grandma," passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. She was born Nov. 4, 1939.
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Gary Lee Garrow Sr.
Gary Lee Garrow Sr. May 12, 1952 - Feb. 11, 2019

Gary Garrow Sr. passed away after a short battle with brain cancer. Gary was born May 12, 1952 to Frank and Evelyn (Gauthier) Garrow in Newberry, Mich.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Raymond Arthur Kukanich
Raymond Arthur Kukanich, age 85, of Rhinelander, died Feb. 8, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander. Ray was born Aug. 29, 1933 in Eagle River, to Joseph and Julia (Kauzlaric) Kukanich.
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Dixie O. Fixmer
Dixie O. Fixmer, 82, of Rhinelander, passed away Feb. 8, 2019, at the Friendly Village Nursing Home, in Rhinelander.
(3 comments)

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Raymond Arthur Kukanich
Raymond Arthur Kukanich, age 85, of Rhinelander, died Feb. 8, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Randy Dervetski
Randy Dervetski passed away Feb. 9, 2019 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital after a long battle with cancer.


(4 comments)

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

David E. Lehman
David E. Lehman, age 72 of the Town of Newbold, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at his home.
(2 comments)

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Kathleen Faye Mullen
Kathleen Faye Mullen, age 54, of Harshaw, died Feb. 5, 2019, at the Howard Young Medical Center in Minocqua.
Saturday, February 9, 2019

Dixie O. Fixmer
Dixie O. Fixmer, 82 of Rhinelander, passed away Feb. 8, 2019, at the Friendly Village Nursing Home, in Rhinelander.
(1 comments)

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Teresa Marie (McKenzie) Kaplan
Teresa Marie (McKenzie) Kaplan age 65 of Rhinelander, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, at UW Madison Hospital after a prolonged illness.

Teresa was born Dec. 2, 1953, to Duane "Spider" and Rosetta (Ruttan) McKenzie.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Roger Otto Andreas
Roger Otto Andreas, age 57, of Antigo died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 at his home under the care of LeRoyer Hospice, his family and friends.
Thursday, February 7, 2019

Robert "Bob" M. Hulbert
Robert "Bob" M. Hulbert, 84, of Rhinelander, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at Ascension St. Mary's Hospital. He was born in Duluth, Minn. on Monday, Feb. 12, 1934, the son of Robert and Ann (Miller) Hulbert.
(1 comments)

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Kathleen Faye Mullen
Kathleen Faye Mullen, age 54, of Harshaw, died Feb. 5, 2019, at Howard Young Medical Center in Minocqua. She was born June 10, 1965, in Kenosha, to Charles and Marjorie (Moeller) Madsen.
Thursday, February 7, 2019

Richard E. Woods
Richard E. Woods, 89, of La Porte, Ind. passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 at Oak Woods Manor.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Joseph R. LaPuma
Joseph R. LaPuma, age 81 of Rhinelander, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at Rennes Health and Rehab. He was born June 12, 1937, in Chicago, to Anthony and Genevieve (Klabaha) LaPuma.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Anna Fedor
Anna Fedor, age 79, passed away at her home Jan. 26, 2019. She was born Jan. 1, 1940 in Gdansk Poland to her parents Edmond and Stella Hass.
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Joanet Gutsche
Joanet Gutsche, age 87, of Rhinelander, died Jan. 27, 2019 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Appleton. She was born Sept. 7, 1931, in Milwaukee, to Arthur and Emma (Braaz) Gutsche.
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Elizabeth "Betty" Hargraves
Elizabeth "Betty" Hargraves, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 at the age of 83, surrounded by her family. She was born Saturday, Dec. 21, 1935, in Rhinelander, the daughter of Thomas and Ida (Dahlin) Duffy.
(1 comments)

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Betty June Kurtz
Betty June Kurtz, age 77, of Rhinelander, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at her residence at Country Terrace Assisted Living.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Bruce Kramer
Bruce Kramer, age 80, of Rhinelander, died Jan. 24, 2019 at Rennes Health and Rehab. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Elizabeth T. "Betty" Pienkowski
Elizabeth T. "Betty" Pienkowski, 93, of Rhinelander, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 25, 2019 in St. Paul, Minn. with her family at her side.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Michael J. O'Brien
Michael J. O'Brien, age 83, of Lake Tomahawk, formerly of Janesville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at Ascension St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Patrick J. Hutchinson
Patrick J. Hutchinson, 65, of Rhinelander, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.
Saturday, January 26, 2019

Glenda May Clark
Glenda May Clark, 72, daughter of Irvin J. Clark and Marie (Thompson) Clark was born Dec. 20, 1946 in Rhinelander. She passed away Jan. 20, 2019, at home, with her three loving sisters at her side.
Thursday, January 24, 2019

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.
(5 comments)

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.
(3 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.
(1 comments)

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.
(1 comments)

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.
(1 comments)

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.
(1 comments)

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.
(2 comments)

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.
(1 comments)

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


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