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June 29, 2022


Mark Mraz
Mark Lee Mraz, age 61, of Rhinelander, died on June 23, 2022, in Rhinelander.
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Paul James Skeen
Paul James Skeen, age 41, of Rhinelander, died on June 22, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his family.
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Richard Tracy
Richard Lambert Tracy, age 81, of Rhinelander, died on June 23, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Robert "Bob" Allen Bart
Robert (Bob) Allen Bart, age 85, passed away on June 19, 2022 at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau. He was born on April 2, 1937, in Milwaukee, the son of Harry and Irene (Szerbat) Bart.
Friday, June 24, 2022

Shirley Bushong
Shirley Bushong, age 95, of Rhinelander, died on June 19, 2022, at her home, with her loving family at her side. She was born on Dec. 6, 1926, in Mellen, the daughter of Reinhold and Nellie (Scribner) Henke. She was born and raised in Mellen and graduated from the Mellen High School in 1945. After her schooling she worked in Milwaukee for a couple of years.
Friday, June 24, 2022

Sandra Jean Gardner
Sandra Jean Gardner, age 77, of Rhinelander, died on June 16, 2022, at the Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital.
Friday, June 24, 2022

Patricia Joy Holperin
Patricia Joy Holperin, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, remembered for her strong faith, wisdom, good humor and respect for others, passed peacefully on June 19, 2022, in Eagle River, at the age of 99.
Friday, June 24, 2022

Linda M. Honegger
Linda M. Honegger, 76, formerly of Rhinelander, passed away peacefully in the early hours of Saturday, June 18, 2022, at The Inn at Belden Village in Canton, Ohio, and is now home with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Friday, June 24, 2022

Harlyn Jensen
On Saturday, June 18, 2022, loving father, caring brother and cherished friend Harlyn Jensen peacefully passed away after a year-long battle with cancer.
Friday, June 24, 2022

Audrey Mae Loka
Audrey Mae (Fickau) Loka went to be with the Lord on June 19, 2022. She passed away at Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital with her family by her side.
Friday, June 24, 2022

Maxine Joyce Meyer
Maxine Joyce Meyer was born Feb. 12, 1941 to Michael and Geraldine (Moore) Libby in Rhinelander.
Friday, June 24, 2022

Rich C. Setzer
Rich C. Setzer, 60, of Rhinelander, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2022, at Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital.
Friday, June 24, 2022

James Allen Stafford
James Allen Stafford, 72 of Rhinelander, passed away at his home on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.
Friday, June 24, 2022

Richard "Dick" Claire Taylor
Richard "Dick" Claire Taylor, age 84, of Rhinelander, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, after a long bout with diabetes. He was born on May 8, 1937, in Rhinelander to Claire and Delores (Perlberg) Taylor.
Friday, June 24, 2022

Reginald Glen "Bucky" Reed
Reginald Glen "Bucky" Reed, age 95, of Rhinelander, died on April 22, 2022, in Rhinelander. He was born on Nov. 9, 1926, in Rhinelander, the son of Carleton and Mary Reed.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Sandra Jean Gardner
Sandra Jean Gardner, age 77, of Rhinelander, died on June 16, 2022, at the Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital. She was born on Jan. 16, 1945, in Rhinelander, to Merritt and Virginia (Carlson) Scheidegger.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Duane Arthur Doede
Duane Arthur Doede, age 90 of Minocqua, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2022 at his residence. Duane was born on July 4, 1931, in Bear Creek, the son of Arthur W. and Delores (nee Bechard) Doede.
Friday, June 17, 2022

Matthew David Gentz
Matthew David Gentz, age 60, passed away on June 7, 2022, at his home in Rhinelander. He was born on July 25, 1961, in Laona, to David and Marge (Osgood) Gentz.
Friday, June 17, 2022

Lester Marshall Felbab
Lester Marshall Felbab, age 85 of Rhinelander, died on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at his home. Lester was born on April 4, 1937, in Racine, to Marshall and Betty (Evans) Felbab.
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Friday, June 17, 2022

Donald Everette Funk
Donald Everette Funk, fourth generation seedsman and seed industry pioneer, died on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at home and surrounded by family. He was 79.
Friday, June 17, 2022

Leah Mary Fox
Leah Mary Fox peacefully passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2022. She was born to the late Raymond and Coreta Ottensmann on Oct. 20, 1931 in Sheboygan.
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Evelyn Kress
Evelyn Kress (nee Trochinski) passed away on May 3, 2022 at the age of 74. She was married to Jim Kress for 43 years.
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

John Elliott Fondie
John Elliott Fondie, age 70, passed away at Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
Friday, June 10, 2022

Carolyn Cora Giles
Carolyn Cora (Wick) Giles, age 93, passed away peacefully June 4, 2022, at Country Terrace Assisted Living Home in Rhinelander after a lengthy illness.
Friday, June 10, 2022

Barbara Ann Thompson
Funeral services for Barbara Ann Thompson of Rhinelander are scheduled for Saturday, June 11, 2022 at St Augustine's Episcopal Church in Rhinelander. The visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. with the funeral Mass to follow at 10:30 a.m.

A luncheon to follow in Guild Hall.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Julie Ann Durkee Plomb
Julie Ann Durkee Plomb of Rhinelander passed away on Friday, May 27, 2022.

Julie was born in Rhinelander on June 29, 1965, the daughter of Edwin and Lois Durkee.
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Friday, June 3, 2022

Betty B. Fahrenbach
Betty B. Fahrenbach passed away on Friday, May 27, 2022 in Tomahawk. Betty was the best grandmother to her grandchildren who they fondly called "Grandma Sugar".
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Friday, June 3, 2022

I. Russell Hutter
I. Russell Hutter, age 88, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022. He was born Aug. 8, 1933 in Beloit, the son of Irvin "Casey" and Phyllis (Davis) Hutter. His parents owned and operated the Hutter Shoe Store in Milton where he spent his childhood. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 3, 2022

Marilynn Pearl Orton
Marilynn Pearl Orton passed away on May 28, 2022, at home surrounded by family, succumbing to her third battle of cancer.
Friday, June 3, 2022

Erma Pauline Petersen
Erma Pauline Petersen, age 95 of Rhinelander, died on Monday, May 23, 2022, at Milestone Senior Living in Rhinelander. She was born on March 7, 1927, in Rhinelander, to David and Cecilia (Delabreau) Myers.
Friday, June 3, 2022

Dennis C. Reissmann
Dennis C. Reissmann, 74, of Rhinelander, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital.
Friday, June 3, 2022

Peter A. Smith
Peter A. Smith, 70, of Rhinelander passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Friday, June 3, 2022

John P. Harkins
John P. Harkins was born on July 18, 1961 in Rhinelander. He is the son of the late William B. Harkins and Marcia L. (Dyckhoff) Harkins.
Friday, May 27, 2022

Hazel "Babs" Bogart
Hazel "Babs" Bogart was born in St. John's, Newfoundland on Feb. 15, 1920, and passed away at the Tomahawk Health Center, Tomahawk, on May 22, 2022.
Friday, May 27, 2022

Allan Alexander Johnson
Allan Alexander Johnson, age 83, of Rhinelander, passed away at his home on Friday morning, May 20, 2022, with his family at his side and under the care of Compassus Home Hospice. He was born on Sept. 10, 1938, in Iron River, Michigan to Ocey and Helmi Johnson. He grew up in Crystal Falls, Mich. and graduated from Crystal Falls High School in 1956.
Friday, May 27, 2022

Erma Pauline Petersen
Erma Pauline Petersen, age 95 of Rhinelander, died on Monday, May 23, 2022 at Milestone Senior Living in Rhinelander. She was born on March 7, 1927, in Rhinelander, to David and Cecilia (Delabreau) Myers.
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Friday, May 27, 2022

Judith White
Judith Ann "Judy"(DeMars) White, age 76, passed away peacefully on May 18, 2022, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, under the care of her loving family.
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Friday, May 27, 2022

John Swearingen
John Swearingen, age 66, of Rhinelander, died on May 9, 2022, in Rhinelander. He was born on Nov. 27, 1955, in Rhinelander, the son of Mark and Frances (Lathrop) Swearingen. John was born and raised in Rhinelander and attended schools here.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Connie Bloom
Constance "Connie" Marie Bloom (nee Rawnick) passed away on May 15, 2022, at the age of 97 in Rhinelander, at her home and surrounded by those who love her.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Christopher J. Rolain
Christopher J. Rolain, age 50, of Holcombe, died on May 17, 2022, at his home in Holcombe. He was born on Sept. 29, 1971, in Rhinelander, the son of Alfred and Elna (Erickson) Rolain. He attended schools graduating from the Eagle River High School. After his schooling he was employed by Headwaters. Inc, for quite a number of years. He enjoyed working at Headwaters and made a lot of friends there.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Carole Mae Johnson
Carole M. Johnson, age 87, of Rhinelander, passed away Wednesday morning, May 18, 2022, at her residence under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services and surrounded by her loving family.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Norma Delores Frankenberg
Norma Delores Frankenberg, 88, passed away on May 19, 2022, at Grace Lodge in Rhinelander. She was born May 1, 1934, at home to John and Augusta (Haugen) Hughes in Hillsdale.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Judith A. Hogan
Judith A. Hogan of Rhinelander, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021. Judy was born in Milwaukee on October 10, 1942. She met her husband, Thomas S. Hogan, at UW-Oshkosh and they married on June 19, 1965. The couple moved to Rhinelander a few years later to make their home in the Northwoods and raise their daughter Heather and son Steven.
Friday, May 20, 2022

Kenneth Albert Braun Jr.
A memorial service for Kenneth Albert Braun, Jr. will be held at a later date. Kenneth was born Jan 9, 1959, in Phelps, and entered rest on May 4, 2022 in Minden, La.
Friday, May 20, 2022

Jean Woods
Jean Woods, age 87, of Rhinelander, passed away peacefully on May 8, 2022. She was born Aug. 30, 1934, in Menasha, the daughter of Joseph and Valeria (Luka) Altenhofen. Jean was the youngest of five siblings. She was raised and educated in Menasha.
Friday, May 20, 2022

Lois I. Kettner
Lois I. Kettner, age 81 of Rhinelander, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2022, at her home under the care of Compassus Hospice after a battle with lung cancer.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Leroy "Val" Lukowski
Leroy "Val" Lukowski, age 79, of Rhinelander, died on Feb. 27, 2022 at Milestone Senior Living in Rhinelander. He was born in Little Rock, Ark., on Sept. 18, 1942, the son of Walter and Maisel (Pinson) Lukowski.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Alex J. Mankoski
Alex J. Mankoski, age 82, of Rhinelander, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2022, under the care of his family and Compassus Hospice. He was born in Ironwood, Mich., on Aug. 23, 1939, to the late Alex Mankoski and Agnes Jenkins.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Debra Lee Myers
Debra Lee Myers, age 66, of Rhinelander, died on March 28, 2022, at the Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital in Rhinelander. Debi-Lee, as she was known by her friends, was born on July 19, 1955, the daughter of Will and Dixie (Stuart) Kleinmeyer.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Romelle "Mel" "Romey" Vandervest
Romelle "Mel" "Romey" Vandervest, age 55, of Rhinelander, passed away on April 22, 2022, in Victoria, Minn. She was born on Feb. 21, 1967, in Port Washington, to Robert and the late Beverly (Anderson) Metropulos.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Iris Ford House
Iris Elizabeth Taylor Ford House, 102, passed away on January 22, 2022, at the Friendly Village Nursing Home in Rhinelander. Iris was born on April 10, 1919, at her family's logging camp in Monico. She was the oldest of seven children born to Lucius A. Taylor II and Lillian Mae Flannery Taylor.
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Friday, May 13, 2022

Conrad Paul Kuczmarski
Conrad Paul (Butch, Uncle Buck) Kuczmarski, age 79, passed away peacefully at home on May 6, 2022, surrounded by family. Conrad was born on Sept. 5, 1942, in Starks, to Emil Kuczmarski and Betty (Fojut) Kuczmarski. He was born the ninth child of 12.
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Friday, May 13, 2022

Joel Sandberg Sr.
Joel Sandberg Sr., age 79, of Rhinelander, passed away peacefully at home on May 6, 2022. He was born on Jan. 27, 1943, in Rhinelander, to Francis and Audrey (Bellile) Sandberg.
Friday, May 13, 2022

Patrick Schaller
Patrick Schaller, age 70, died on May 5, 2022, in Rhinelander. He was born on March 16, 1952, in Chicago. Survivors include his many friends and caregivers.
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Friday, May 13, 2022

Patricia Ann Colby
Patricia Ann Colby, 79, of Sycamore, Ill., died Thursday, May 5, 2022, at Lincolnshire Place, Sycamore.
Friday, May 13, 2022

Wayne Keith Denney
Wayne Keith Denney passed peacefully on May 5, 2022, at the age of 93 with his daughter at his side in Eagle River. Through his progression of his increasing medical concerns in recent years, he showed courage, optimism, and great faith during each stage.
Friday, May 13, 2022

Joyce Carol Tucci
Joyce Carol Tucci, age 84, passed away on May 7, 2022, at Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital.
Friday, May 13, 2022

John Swearingen
John Swearingen, age 66, of Rhinelander, died on May 9, 2022, in Rhinelander. He was born on Nov. 27, 1955, in Rhinelander, the son of Mark and Frances (Lathrop) Swearingen.
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Friday, May 13, 2022

John Paul Laggis
John Paul Laggis, 88, passed away April 15, 2022, at his home in Parowan, Utah. He was born Aug. 27, 1933, in Chicago, to Paul and Lillian Laggis. He moved to Rhinelander with the family as a young boy, and split time growing up between Rhinelander and Bath, New York.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Leland "Lee" Furrer
Leland "Lee" Furrer, age 79, of Rhinelander, died on January 15, 2022, in Laona. He was born on May 12, 1942, in Lake Mills, the son of Lester and Lois (Bade) Furrer. Survivors include his wife, Barbara.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Theodore "Ted" Southgate Herbst
Theodore (Ted) Southgate Herbst passed peacefully on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at the age of 94. Ted was born Oct. 24, 1927, in Cresco Township (Algona), Iowa, to Theodore Tennant and Olive Southgate Herbst.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Jacob D. (Jake) Houg
Jacob D. Houg (Jake), age 36, died on Sunday, April 17, 2022, at his home in Greeley, Colorado. Jake was born in Rhinelander, on Nov. 16, 1985, the son of Tom and Kari Houg.
Friday, May 6, 2022

Jay Anderle Sr.
Jay Anderle Sr., age 69, of Rhinelander, died on May 2, 2022, at his home. He was born on July 12, 1952, in Rhinelander, the son of Joseph and Edna Mae (Reeves) Anderle.
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Thursday, May 5, 2022

Romelle "Mel" "Romey" Vandervest
Romelle "Mel" "Romey" Vandervest, age 55, of Rhinelander, passed away on April 22, 2022, in Victoria, Minn., after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was born on Feb. 21, 1967, in Port Washington, to Robert and the late Beverly (Anderson) Metropulos.
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Reginald Glen "Bucky" Reed
The morning of April 22, 2022 "Earth Day" ...Reginald Glen "Bucky" Reed passed away peacefully, attended by family and good friends at Rennes in Rhinelander.
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Sandra Jean Dankmeyer
Sandra Jean (Williams) Dankmeyer, age 74, of Rhinelander passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

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.
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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


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