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January 26, 2021


Joan M. Erlitz
Joan M. Erlitz of Rhinelander died on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 at Seasons of Life Hospice in Woodruff.
Friday, January 22, 2021

Imogene "Jean" Bessa
Imogene "Jean" Bessa was born on Feb. 3, 1928, in Pelican Lake. She was married to Ervin Bessa for 65 years until his death in 2013.
Friday, January 22, 2021

Nancy Lorraine Daniels
Nancy Lorraine Daniels, age 60 of Rhinelander, died at her home on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.
Friday, January 22, 2021

Jeffrey "Jeff" L. Lutter
Jeffrey "Jeff" L. Lutter, 70, of Watertown, passed away Jan. 9, 2021 at St. Luke's Hospital in Milwaukee with his loved ones at his side following quadruple bypass surgery and a valiant fight.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Martin C. Ring
Martin C. Ring, age 61, of the Town of Pine Lake, passed away at his home on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 with family at his side and under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice.
Friday, January 15, 2021

Peggy Joy Colburn Intrepidi
Peggy Joy Colburn Intrepidi was born in Antigo, on Jan. 29, 1943, to Robert W. and Irene M. (Rosio) Colburn Sr.
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Friday, January 15, 2021

Dennis L. Kimps
Dennis L. Kimps, age 77, of Harshaw, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.
Friday, January 15, 2021

Raymond Thomas Johnson
Raymond Thomas Johnson, formerly of Rhinelander, died peacefully of complications following a heart attack on Jan. 8, 2021, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg.
Friday, January 15, 2021

Joseph C. Gechas
Joseph C. Gechas, age 77, died on Jan. 4, 2021 at Wausau Aspirus Hospital due to extreme heart failure.
Friday, January 15, 2021

Karter Alan Glebke
Karter Alan Glebke, age 8 months, passed from this world on Jan. 8, 2021.
Friday, January 15, 2021

Julia M. Eaker
Julia M. Eaker, age 88, of the Town of Pelican passed away at home on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Rogene "Ro" Ann Reidinger
It is with great sadness that the family of Rogene "Ro" Ann Reidinger, 84, of Rhinelander, announces that she has passed away.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Alan Hugh Nelson
On Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, a loving husband and father, Alan Hugh Nelson, passed away at 79 years old.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Ann Manning
Ann Manning was born in Eagle River on July 17, 1921 to Peter and Katherine Miazga.
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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Maureen Amelia Rosenberger
Maureen Amelia Rosenberger, age 78, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, at Four Winds Manor, in Verona, Wis.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Andrew John Olds
Andrew John Olds, age 47, of Rhinelander, died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021.
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Friday, January 8, 2021

Darrell A. Juedes
Darrell A. Juedes, 72, of Tomahawk passed away Jan. 3, 2021 in Tomahawk. Darrell was born Oct. 7, 1948 to Edwin & Helen (Canon) Juedes in Merrill.
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Friday, January 8, 2021

Marie Arline Mahner
Marie Arline Mahner, age 99, of Rhinelander, died on Jan. 4, 2021, in Rhinelander.
Friday, January 8, 2021

Gregg Donald Darton
Gregg Donald Darton, age 72, passed away after a lengthy illness on Jan. 1, 2021.
Friday, January 8, 2021

Dr. Mark D. Seefeld
Dr. Mark D. Seefeld, age 67 years, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly near his home in Little Rock, Ark., on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020.
Friday, January 8, 2021

Scott F. Gauthier
Scott F. Gauthier, age 59 of Rhinelander, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 at the Marshfield Medical Center.
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Friday, January 8, 2021

Richard L. French Sr. (Herm)
Richard L. French Sr., age 94, passed away peacefully in his home with his family by his side on Dec. 28, 2020.
Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Judy A. Helmrich
Judy A. Helmrich, age 80 of Rhinelander, passed away on Tuesday evening, Dec. 29, 2020 at Seasons of Life in Woodruff.
Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Craig Allan Schmidt
Craig Allan Schmidt died peacefully on Tues. Dec. 29, 2020 in Germantown.
Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Russel A. Van Brakel Jr
Russel A. Van Brakel Jr, age 83 of the Town of Pine Lake is absent from the body but present with his Lord and Redeemer Jesus Christ.
Tuesday, January 5, 2021

John "Jack" Warren Smith
John "Jack" Warren Smith, age 92 of Rhinelander, passed away peacefully on Dec. 30, 2020 at Ascension St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander.
Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Russell Dale Bouffiou
Russell Dale Bouffiou, a native Hodag, was born in Rhinelander to Russell and Katherine (Tanner) Bouffiou on May 29, 1926.
Thursday, December 31, 2020

John W. Dunn
John W. Dunn, age 69, of Tomahawk, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield, after waging a courageous battle against Covid19 and complications from pneumonia.
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Lynn Rae Lintereur
Lynn Rae Lintereur, 60, of Rhinelander, passed away peacefully on Dec. 22, 2020, after a beautiful winter sunset, at her home with her family by her side.
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Lynn Rae Lintereur
Lynn Rae Lintereur, age 60, of Woodboro, died on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 at her home.
Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Bernice Evelyn Keto
Bernice Evelyn Keto, age 77, of Rhinelander, died on Dec. 23, 2020, at the Rennes Health and Rehab, in Rhinelander.
Tuesday, December 29, 2020

John Edward Krebsbach
John Edward Krebsbach, 77, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away unexpectedly at home.
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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Hillis Edward Wendt
Hillis Edward Wendt, age 84, of Rhinelander, died on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 at Milestone Senior Living in Eagle River.
Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Judy (Croker) Braaten
Eagle River resident Judy (Croker) Braaten passed away on Dec. 17, 2020.
Thursday, December 24, 2020

Eugene Alvin Kennedy
Eugene Alvin Kennedy passed away peacefully in Richmond, Va., on Dec. 14, 2020
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Thursday, December 24, 2020

Robert "Bob" E. Huhn
Robert "Bob" E. Huhn, age 92, Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge, Madison died on Dec. 15, 2020.  He was born on March 18, 1928 in Watertown, the son of George and Barbara (Flynn) Huhn. 
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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Carolyn Ann (Turcin) Rasmussen
Carolyn Ann (Turcin) Rasmussen, 95, passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 9, 2020 in the Town of Woodboro.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Anton E. Zdroik
Anton E. Zdroik died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Michael "Mike" Edward Taylor
Michael "Mike" Edward Taylor, 78, of Rhinelander, passed away in his home on Dec. 15, 2020.
(3 comments)

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Lorraine Thomson
Our mother, Lorraine Thomson of Round Lake, Ill., died peacefully on Dec. 15, 2020 from advanced stages of dementia complicated by COVID.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Marilyn Ruth Koenig


Marilyn Ruth Koenig, 92, of Peachtree City, Ga., went home to heaven on Dec. 9, 2020.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Dona M. Pasanen
Dona M. Pasanen, of Rhinelander, passed away on Monday morning, Dec. 14, 2020 at Ascension St. Mary's Hospital at the age of 85.
(3 comments)

Friday, December 18, 2020

Arthur H. Platta
Arthur H. Platta, 87 of Sartell, Minn., died peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 at CentraCareTherapy Suites.
Friday, December 18, 2020

Joseph Pozarski
Joseph Pozarski, born Sept. 13, 1927, in Boyd, Wis., died at age 93 on Dec. 11, 2020, at his home in Rhinelander.
Friday, December 18, 2020

Edythe Sparks
Edythe Sparks, age 98, of Brookfield, formerly of Rhinelander, died Dec. 11, 2020, in Brookfield.
Friday, December 18, 2020

David Raymond Wilmot
David Raymond Wilmot, age 85, died on Friday, Dec. 11 2020 at Ascension St Mary's Hospital.
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Friday, December 18, 2020

Patricia Clair Karko
Patricia Clair Karko, age 73, of Harshaw, died Dec. 15, 2020 at her home.
Friday, December 18, 2020

Dawn Marie (Dorion) Harvey
Dawn Marie (Dorion) Harvey, age 54, passed away peacefully at Advent Health in Ocala Fla. on Nov. 28, 2020.
Friday, December 18, 2020

Marliyn Koenig
Marliyn Koenig, age 92 of Peachtree City, Georgia, formerly of Rhinelander, died on Dec. 9, 2020.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Edythe Sparks
Edythe Sparks, age 98, of Brookfield, formerly of Rhinelander, died on Dec. 11, 2020, in Brookfield.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

June Antonuk
June Antonuk, age 93, of Rhinelander, died on Dec. 6, 2020, at Ascension St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander.
Friday, December 11, 2020

Peter C. Day
Peter C. Day, age 80, of the Town of Pelican passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
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Friday, December 11, 2020

Donald Peter Gurskey
Donald Peter Gurskey, longtime resident of Sugar Camp, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 at Cumberland Heights Assisted Living, after a battle with dementia, COVID-19 and pneumonia.
Friday, December 11, 2020

Raeburn A. Wachal
Raeburn A. Wachal, age 80, of Rhinelander, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 at Friendly Village Nursing & Rehab and under the care of Ascension at Home Hospice.
(1 comments)

Friday, December 11, 2020

Amy Adams
Amy Adams, age 100, of Rhinelander, died Dec. 6, 2020, at Grace Lodge in Rhinelander.
Friday, December 11, 2020

Gerald (Jerry) Jakubowski
Gerald (Jerry) Jakubowski quietly and peacefully left this life Dec 3, 2020.


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Friday, December 11, 2020

Robert Arthur Pound
Robert Arthur Pound, born June 9, 1948, passed away peacefully at 7 p.m. on Nov. 24, 2020, at his home in Green Valley, Ariz.
Friday, December 11, 2020

June May Antonuk
June May Antonuk, age 93, of Rhinelander, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Rhinelander.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Robert Daniel Behm
Robert Daniel Behm of the Town of Pine Lake passed away Dec. 1, 2020, at home, at the age of 84.
Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Donald Peter Gurskey


Donald Peter Gurskey, longtime resident of Sugar Camp, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 at Cumberland Heights Assisted Living, after a battle with dementia, COVID-19 and pneumonia.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Shirley (Dickerson) Harker
Shirley (Dickerson) Harker, loving mother and grandmother, passed away with family by her side on Nov. 29, 2020 at Friendly Village in Rhinelander.
Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Gerald "Jerry" Jakubowski
Gerald "Jerry" Jakubowski, age 83. of Sugar Camp, died on Dec. 3, 2020, in Tampa Florida.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Dena F. Kriesel
Dena F. Kriesel, age 77, of Rhinelander, died Dec. 4, 2020 at the Tomahawk Health Services.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

James Donald Burhop
James Donald Burhop, age 74, of Rhinelander, died on Nov. 24, 2020, at the Friendly Village Nursing Home in Rhinelander. He was born on Nov. 1, 1946, in Grafton, to Arno and Viola (Kaul) Burhop.
Friday, December 4, 2020

Joan M. Fannin
Joan M. Fannin, 80, of Argonne, passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 at the Hospice House, Wausau. Joan was born May 12, 1940, in Rhinelander, the daughter of Stanley and Myrtle (Wickham) Bowman Sr.
Friday, December 4, 2020

Kenneth Gene Golden
Kenneth Gene Golden, 65, of Rhinelander, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020.
Friday, December 4, 2020

Franklin Andrew Hill Sr.
Franklin Andrew Hill Sr, age 58, of Sugar Camp, died on Nov. 25, 2020, at the Ascension St. Mary's Hospital. He was born on Aug. 25, 1962, in Zanesville, Ohio, to Larry and Nadine (NcNabb).
Friday, December 4, 2020

Dennis (Denny) Earl Houle
Dennis (Denny) Earl Houle, 66 of Rhinelander, passed away Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton.
Friday, December 4, 2020

Anne Marie "Peg" Maney
Anne Marie "Peg" Maney, of Elcho, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at Friendly Village in Rhinelander. She was 90 years old. She was born on May 29, 1930, in Antigo, a daughter of Linn and Gladys (Anderson) Johnson. She married Claude "Glenn" Maney on June 12, 1948, at Elcho. He preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 2014.

She was a graduate of Elcho High School, class of 1948.

Friday, December 4, 2020

Clara Joyce (Kimball) McRae
Clara Joyce (Kimball) McRae, age 84, of Rhinelander passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 at Friendly Village Nursing Home. Clara was born April 14,1936, the daughter of George and Violetta (Lemke) Kimball of Laona. She was the fourth child in a family of nine. She grew up on a farm in Laona and attended Laona High School. On June 11, 1955 she was united in marriage to Duncan D. McRae at the First Presbyterian Church of Wabeno. After marriage she made her home in Rhinelander, where she remained a lifelong resident of the Town of Newbold.
Friday, December 4, 2020

Joseph "Joe" Allen McMullen
Joseph "Joe" Allen McMullen, age 72, passed away on Dec. 1, 2020 due to COVID complications. He passed peacefully. Joe was a jolly soul with a kick of energy that left memories. Joe donated his time at Nativity Thrift Store. He loved to go fishing and enjoyed time spent with friends. He enjoyed going out to eat and was pleased with the life he lived.
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Friday, December 4, 2020

Ralph Edwin Staus
Ralph Edwin Staus, 82, of Rhinelander, died unexpectedly on Nov. 24, 2020, at his home. Ralph was born on April 26, 1938, in Waukesha, the son of Frederick and Edna May (Bergles) Staus. He grew up in Merton, Wis. and graduated from Pewaukee High School in 1956.
Friday, December 4, 2020

Carl Weidling
In the afternoon of Nov. 9, 2020, Carl A. Weidling of Sugar Camp passed away peacefully at the Friendly Village Nursing Home. He was 100 years 8 months old.

Born in Chicago on March 12, 1920, he was the only child of Julius and Johanna (Scharlach) Weidling. During the Great Depression when he was 14 years old, he had to quit high school to help support his family after his father lost his job due to the Depression.
(1 comments)

Friday, December 4, 2020

Carol Louise Polkowski
Carol Louise Polkowski (Perry), age 85, of Rhinelander, passed away on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 while a resident at Tomahawk Health Services.
Friday, December 4, 2020

Russell Carl Steinke
Russell Carl Steinke, age 86 of Rhinelander and former resident of Milwaukee, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 at his residence under the care of Ascension at Home Hospice.
Friday, December 4, 2020

Misty Dawn Kecker
Misty Dawn Kecker, age 46, passed away Nov. 26, 2020.
Friday, December 4, 2020

David Charles Bronk
David Charles Bronk, age 86, died Nov. 19, 2020 peacefully and at home.
(2 comments)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Thomas P. Cady
Thomas P. Cady, age 82, of the Town of Stella passed away on Monday morning, Nov. 16, 2020 at Ascension NE Wisconsin St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Robert "Bob" Fries
Robert "Bob" Fries, age 91, passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 at Milestone Senior Living in Woodruff after a long 3-year stay.
(6 comments)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Eugene Polkowski
Eugene Polkowski, age 85, of Rhinelander, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 at Tomahawk Health Services.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Ralph E. Staus
Ralph E. Staus, age 82, of Rhinelander, died Nov. 24, 2020, at his home.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Robert Alan Stewart
Robert Alan Stewart, son of Charles Stewart and the late Jacquelyn Voltz Stewart, was born April 16, 1963 in Joliet, Ill.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Raymond "Frito Ray" James Lundberg
Raymond "Frito Ray" James Lundberg, 80, of Republic, Mich., passed away Nov. 24, 2020, at Florence Health Services in Florence.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Franklin Hill
Franklin Hill, age 58, of Sugar Camp, died on Nov. 25, 2020 at Ascension St. Mary's Hospital.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Dr. Joseph Adams Bodensteiner
Dr. Joseph Adams Bodensteiner of Rhinelander died Wednesday, Nov. 25 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn. He was 78 years old.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Kenneth Golden
Kenneth Golden, age 65, of the Town of Monico, died on Nov. 26, 2020, at his home.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Misty Thostenson
Misty Thostenson, age 46, of Rhinelander, died on Nov. 27, 2020, in Chippewa Falls.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

George C. Allen Jr.
George C. Allen Jr., age 60, of Rhinelander passed away on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020.
(2 comments)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

James Burhop
James Burhop, age 71, of Rhinelander, died Nov. 24, 2020 at the Friendly Village in Rhinelander.
Friday, November 27, 2020

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


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