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Jean M. Carlson
Jean M. Carlson, age 97, of Arbor Vitae, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Seasons of Life Hospice House. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Minocqua, followed by a Memorial Service at 11:30 a.m. Obituary to follow. Bolger Funeral and Cremation Services is assisting the family, 715-356-3200 or www.bolgerfuneral.com to share condolences.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Kathryn Brown Crisostomo
Katie Crisostomo, age 45, a resident of Aurora, Ill., passed away after a courageous battle with Lymphoma and Leukemia on Monday, May 16, 2016, at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora.  She was born May 21, 1970 in Winfield to Elden and Judith Brown.

Katie grew up in Indianapolis and moved to Boulder Junction in 1984. She graduated from Lakeland Union High School in 1988. She returned to the Chicago area in the early 1990s where she worked and attended college, and met her husband, Alberto Crisostomo, whom she married on July 13, 2001.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Sybil B. Ferguson
Sybil B. Ferguson, a long-time Minocqua resident, died Monday, May 16, in Madison. She was 97. After retiring from teaching speech at the UW-Stevens Point, she moved to Minocqua and began a new career volunteering and later working at the Northwoods Wildlife Center for nearly 20 years. During that time she also published a compilation of stories about the animals cared for at the center called Wildlife Hospital.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Calvin G. LaPorte
Calvin G. LaPorte, 91, of Manitowish Waters, passed away at Our Home K-Care on May 20, 2016.

Arrangements are pending with Bolger Cremation and Funeral Services of Minocqua and Woodruff.

Please visit www.bolgerfuneral.com.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Steven Ward
Stephen Ward, of Naples, Fla., passed this life on May 15, 2016. Born in Utica New York, Stephen spent most of his childhood in Milwaukee, graduating from Nicolet High School in 1982 and receiving a bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse. His career as a casualty claims professional for The Travelers spanned over 20 years.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Alyce Jean Cooksey
Alyce Jean Cooksey, better known as Ally or Cooks, passed away Friday, May 13, 2016, at Howard Young Medical Center, at the age of 81. Ally was a well-known beloved teacher and resident in the Lakeland area.

Ally was born Feb. 25, 1935, in Decorah, Iowa, to Hubert and Laura (Bruette) Opsahl. She was one of five children: Helen, Joyce, Dick, and Shirley.

She married G. Curt Cooksey on Aug. 19, 1956.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Virginia I. Szymanski
Virginia I. Szymanski, 76, of Winchester, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016, at her home.

Arrangements are pending with Bolger Funeral and Cremation Services. Call 715-356-3200 or visit www.bolgerfuneral.com for more information. A full obituary will appear in a future edition.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Patrick R. McFarland
Patrick R. McFarland of Minocqua, died Saturday, May 14, 2016 with his wife Gerry by his side. He was 72 years old.

Pat was born Feb. 15, 1944 to the late Lloyd and Rawlins (Ovenell) McFarland in Snohomish, Wash. He graduated from Snohomish High School, attended Everett Community College, and graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor's Degree in secondary education.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Edward T. Lenchek
Edward T. Lenchek, age 93, of Lac du Flambeau, died peacefully on May 13.

He is survived by his daughter, Barbara (Ken) Draeger and son, Thomas (Mary) Lenchek and by grandsons: Chad (Kate) and Christopher (Erin Kokta) Draeger. Further survived by his sister Julia Kempka and brothers John (Marlea) and Stan Lenchek. Brother-in-law of Shirley Fraederich, Carol Budish, Dennis (Ingrid) and James (Brenda) Carr.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Adam Jon Lisner
Adam Jon Lisner, age 31, passed away on May 14, 2016 in Minocqua. Adam was born in Minocqua on March 15, 1985. Adam is survived by parents Diana Anthony Lisner of Lac du Flambeau; siblings Brandon and Kasey Lisner of Lac du Flambeau; fiancé Rachael Lawry of Madison; grandparents Dianna Lisner of Lac du Flambeau, Darlene Guttenberg of Jefferson, and many other loving family members and countless friends, and was predeceased by grandfather Joseph Lisner of Lac du Flambeau, and grandfather Robert Guttenberg of Jefferson.
Friday, May 20, 2016

Sally Ann (Birkholz) Himes
Sally Ann (Birkholz) Himes of Bar Harbor died May 15, 2016, at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth at the age of 86. She was born on Jan. 6, 1930, in Minocqua, the daughter of Alfred and Crystal Birkholz.

Sally attended nursing school at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and graduated from nurse's training at Michael Reese School of Nursing in Chicago.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Ronald "Steiny" Steinberger
Ronald "Steiny" Steinberger, age 74 died at his home in Arbor Vitae, on Jan. 9, 2016 after a five year battle with cancer. Steiny was a lifelong resident of Woodruff.

A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on May 22, 2016 at Steiny's house, 1279 Gross Road in Arbor Vitae. Beverages and lunch will be served at 3 p.m. come and share memories.


Friday, May 20, 2016

Agnes L. Szczepkowski
Agnes L. Szczepkowski, 88, of Arbor Vitae, formerly of Milwaukee passed away at her home on Sunday May 15, 2016.

Agnes retired from Delco Electronics.

She is survived by her son William (Dawn) Szczepkowski, daughter Sandra (John) Granger, three grandchildren, Rebecca (Juan) Magallon,

Ryan (Diane) Regent, Erin (Javon) Campbell and four great grandchildren, Marissa, Mireya, Jaida and Treyvon.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Jean M. Michaelson
Jean M. Michaelson, age 84 formerly of Lac du Flambeau, died on Monday, May 16 at Friendly Village Nursing Home in Rhinelander. Jean was born on May 21, 1931 in Chicago, the daughter of Roy and Mildred (nee Krause) Tripphahn.
Friday, May 20, 2016

Frederic "Fred" Upham Everhard III
Frederic "Fred" Upham Everhard III, age 55 of Hazelhurst, died on Sunday, May 15 at Friendly Village Nursing Home in Rhinelander. Fred was born July 10, 1960 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey the son of Frederic and Barbara Everhard II.

Fred is survived by partner, Barbara Sawle and children: Rebecca, Frederic, Ashley and Aaron Everhard and Joseph (Blake) Sawle and April (Andrew) Hallberg and by nine grandchildren. Further survived by other relatives and many friends.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Alyce J. Cooksey
Alyce J. 'Ally' Cooksey, 81, of Arbor Vitae, died Friday, May 13, 2016, at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff.

A memorial gathering for Ally will be held Thursday, May 26, 2016, 3 to 6 p.m., at Nimsgern Funeral Home Chapel in Woodruff, with a memorial service at 6 p.m.

A complete obituary will appear in a future edition.

Online condolences may be shared at www.nimsgernfuneral.com. Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Services is serving the family.
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Friday, May 20, 2016

Alyce J. Cooksey
Alyce J. 'Ally' Cooksey, 81, of Arbor Vitae, died Friday, May 13, 2016, at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff.

A memorial gathering for Ally will be held Thursday, May 26, 2016, 3 to 6 p.m., at Nimsgern Funeral Home Chapel in Woodruff, with a memorial service at 6 p.m.

A complete obituary will appear in a future edition.

Online condolences may be shared at www.nimsgernfuneral.com. Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Services is serving the family.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Jamie L. Jackson
Jamie L. Jackson, 27, of Lac du Flambeau, died Saturday, May 14, 2016, in Kaukauna.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Services in Woodruff. Please call 715-439-4100 for more information.

A complete obituary will appear in a future edition.

Online condolences may be shared at www.nimsgernfuneral.com. Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Services is serving the family.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Edward T. Lenchek
Edward T. Lenchek, 93, of Lac du Flambeau, died peacefully May 13, 2016, at Country Terrace in Minocqua.

He is survived by his daughter, Barbara (Ken) Draeger and son, Thomas (Mary) Lenchek. Proud grandfather of Chad (Kate) and Christopher (Erin Kokta) Draeger. Further survived by his sister Julia Kempka and brothers...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Adam J. Lisner
Adam J. Lisner, 31, of Lac du Flambeau, died Saturday, May 14, 2016.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Services in Woodruff. Please call 715-439-4100 for more information.

Online condolences may be shared at www.nimsgernfuneral.com. Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Services is serving the family.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Agnes Szczepkowski
Agnes Szczepkowski, 88, of Arbor Vitae, passed away at her home Sunday, May 15, 2016.

Services are pending with Bolger Cremation and Funeral Services of Woodruff and Minocqua.

Please visit www.bolgerfuneral.com for more information.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Dona Paszkiet
Dona Paszkiet (nee Milauckas), born March 1, 1942, was called into the loving arms of Our Lord on May 14, 2016.

Dona was the dear wife of the late Walter Paszkiet and their beloved sons Kyle and Walter, Jr.

She leaves behind two sisters, Patricia Valintis and her children Steven and Sheri; Ginger Boese and her children Liz and John, and Walters extended family. Dona also leaves behind dear friends Patt and Stan Ellis and their sons Scott, Troy and Ryan.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

James C. Zeinert
Graveside service for James C. Zeinert will be at 11:30 a.m. on May 21, 2016 at Forrest Garden Cemetery. Lunch will follow the service at Arbor Vitae Town Hall.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Michael C. Gonder
Michael C. Gonder, 66, passed away at his home in Yuma, Ariz., on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Mike was a 1967 graduate of Lakeland Union High School. He went on to UW-Madison to pursue a degree in business before returning home to manage and eventually own Minocqua Furniture. Mike was a long-time committee member and volunteer of events such as Beef-A-Rama, Breakfast with Santa and 4th of July activities for the town of Minocqua.
Friday, May 13, 2016

Elsie M. Lobermeier
Elsie M. Lobermeier, 90, of Woodruff passed away on May 6, 2016 at Our Home-K Care in Lac du Flambeau.

She was born in Wausau on May 29, 1925 to Frank and Anna LaFave.

Elsie was a educator in the Lakeland area; having taught at AV-W, Lac du Flambeau and LdF Head start program. She retired from teaching and then went to work at the Security State Bank in Minocqua, retiring again from the bank after many years of service.

Friday, May 13, 2016

John Clifford Allen Jr.
John Clifford Allen Jr., age 81 of Woodruff, died on April 3. Memorial Gathering will be held on Thursday, May 19 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Community Presbyterian Church of Lac du Flambeau, with Memorial Services at 3 p.m. and a reception following the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Presbyterian Church of Lac du Flambeau in memory of John Clifford Allen Jr.

Online condolences may be shared at www.nimsgernfuneral.com. Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Services is serving the family.


Friday, May 13, 2016

Lawrence "Larry" I. Lang
Lawrence "Larry" I. Lang, 87, Marathon, died Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield.
Friday, May 13, 2016

Michael C. Gonder
Michael C. Gonder, 66, passed away at his home in Yuma, Ariz., on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Mike was a 1967 graduate of Lakeland Union High School. He went on to UW-Madison to pursue a degree in business before returning home to manage and eventually own Minocqua Furniture. Mike was a long-time committee member and volunteer of events such as Beef-A-Rama, Breakfast with Santa and 4th of July activities for the town of Minocqua.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Pamela Rae Hoff
Pam Hoff, born in Marshfield on July 20, 1940, passed peacefully at her home on May 5, 2016. Pam, daughter of Helen and Ray Schuler, grew up in Marshfield. She married Tom Hoff and raised four children living for a period of time in Romeoville, Ill., before moving to Arbor Vitae. Pam had a love for life and all of the vibrant colors and visual wonders in this world.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

James A. Funk
James A. Funk, 71, of Mercer passed away at Our Home K-Care on Friday May 6, 2016.

Arrangements are pending with Bolger Cremation and Funeral Services of Minocqua and Woodruff.

www.bolgerfuneral.com

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Robert W. Michaelsen
Robert W. Michaelsen, 97, of Presque Isle passed away May 5, 2016, at Avanti Health and Rehabilitation Center in Minocqua.

He was born in Milwaukee to Robert and Edna Michaelsen. He is survived by his son William of Presque Isle. Pray that your life could be as rewarding, fulfilling and exciting. A true patriot warrior and naturalist.

His wishes were to be cremated without any public services.

Bolger Cremation and Funeral Services of Minocqua and Woodruff assisted the family.

www.bolgerfuneral.com

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Elsie Lobermeier
Elsie Lobermeier, 90, of Arbor Vitae passed away on May 6, 2016, at Our Home K Care.

Arrangements are pending with Bolger Cremation and Funeral Services of Woodruff and Minocqua.

www.bolgerfuneral.com


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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Arnold H. Rotermund
Arnold H. Rotermund, 90, went to be with his Lord on April 20, 2016. Arnie was born on Dec. 5, 1925, to Rev. Frederick and Marie (Scheiwe) Rotermund, Sigel, Wisc. He attended St. John's Lutheran for elementary school and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1943. Arnold worked on the family farm, then as a milk delivery man for Wisconsin Valley Dairy and Dairy State Cheese, before joining Consolidated Papers in 1950.
Friday, May 6, 2016

Madeline Rose Barber
Madeline Rose Barber was born into the arms of angles and met Jesus at 6:28 p.m. on April 29, 2016 at Arora BayView Medical Center in Green Bay.

Madeline Rose was the daughter of Jef and Chloe (Goodrich) Barber of Boulder Junction.

She is survived by her parents and big sister, Sophia Catherine Barber; maternal grandparents Mark Goodrich of Arbor Vitae and Julie Brown of Ashland; paternal grandparents Donald and Millie Barber, Uncle Joe Barber, Aunt and Uncle Liz and Matt Ruess of Boulder Junction.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Merlyn H. Stelter
Merlyn H. Stelter, 89, of Jefferson, Wisc., passed away on April 28, 2016. Beloved husband of Joyce E. Stelter (nee Taberski). Cherished father of Michael H. (Lyn) Stelter of Germantown, Sandra L (Michael) Polyak of Menomonee Falls, and Garald Mac (Dana) Stelter of Milwaukee. Loving grandfather of Curtis (Ashley) Stelter, Jonathan (Allison) Stelter, Jessica Polyak, Pamela Polyak and Melissa Polyak. Step-grandfather of Amy Floryance...
Friday, May 6, 2016

Mercurio (Mike) Nicholas Oddo Jr.
Mercurio (Mike) Nicholas Oddo Jr., 85, of Lac du Flambeau died May 3, 2016 at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff.

Born Nov. 19, 1930, Mike lived in Chicago until retiring to Lac du Flambeau in 1995. He was predeceased by his parents, Mercurio and Augustine, and his three brothers Salvatore, Vincent, and Dominic. He is survived by wife (Pam), sister (Rita), children (Barbara/Rick, James/Linda, and Mark/Kim), step-children (Susan/Satyen, Sharon/Pat, and Holly/John) and nine beloved grandchildren.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Robert E. Bennett
Robert E. Bennett, 85, of St. Germain passed away at the Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff on Monday, May 2, 2016.

Arrangements are pending with Bolger Cremation and Funeral Services of Woodruff and Minocqua. Please visit www.bolgerfuneral.com.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Thomas Arnold Barrett
Thomas Arnold Barrett, 72, at the Rennes Health and Rehab, in Rhinelander, died in his sleep on April, 17, 2016. Tom lived at 618 Vernon, Glencoe, Ill., for over 35 years and also had a summer cottage in the Northwoods of Wisconsin on Annabelle Lake. Tom had the heart and soul of a writer. He was an accomplished writer, editor, and producer and had his own business called, Tom Barrett Productions. One of the highlights of his career is that he wrote, directed and produced a movie with Mike Ditka after the great Chicago Bears 1985 season called, "Are You Satisfied?".
Friday, May 6, 2016

Judith Mae Kurth
Judith Mae Kurth, age 76, passed away on April 29, 2016 in Minocqua, after a brave battle with cancer. She was born on Jan. 14, 1940 in Kewaunee,to Willis and Gladyce Stone.

Her childhood was spent in Kewaunee with her parents and siblings Kenneth, David, and Paulann. She married William Kurth on Aug. 2, 1958 and they were married for 57 years.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Judith M. Kurth
Judith M. Kurth, age 76, of Boulder Junction, WI, died on Friday, April 29, at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff, WI.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Frank W. Lobermeier Sr.
Frank W. Lobermeier Sr., age 61 of Hazelhurst, WI died on Saturday, April 30 at his residence.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Nancy Turley Wickstrom
Nancy Turley Wickstrom, died on April 19, 2016 at Kirby Medical Center. She was born on Oct. 14, 1935 in Peoria, Ill., to Meade Walton Turley and Louise Enslow Turley. She married the love of her life Donald M. Wickstrom on July 9, 1956; he survives. Nancy lived most of her life in Joliet, Ill., retired with Don to Manitowish Waters, and moved to Monticello, Ill., in January 2014 to be closer to family.
Friday, April 29, 2016

Elizabeth May Sorensen
Elizabeth May Sorensen, age 79 of Minocqua, died on Sunday, April 24 at her residence on Blue Lake with her daughters by her side. Elizabeth, as she was known by her siblings, was the fourth of six children and the oldest girl. She lived in Webster Groves, Mo., and until three years ago continued to attend all of her high school reunions. She was active in scouting growing up and worked her summers at a resort out of the city. She married Robert Sorensen on July 23, 1962.
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Friday, April 29, 2016

Sandra Lee Bennett
Sandra Lee Bennett, 73, of Avon Park, Fla./Clear Lake, Minn., passed away on April 17, 2016 in her home.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. June 4, 2016 at St Marcus Catholic Church. 8701 Main Avenue Clear Lake, MN 55319. A celebration of life will immediately follow at Travelers Country Club Clubhouse 8520 85th Ave Clear Lake, MN 55319 320-743-2268. Interment is private.

Sandy was born in Glencoe, Minn., on August 4, 1942. She married Jerry Bennett on April 22, 1961.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Elizabeth Sorensen
Elizabeth "Liz" M. Sorensen, age 79, of Minocqua, WI died on Sunday, April 24, at her residence with her daughters by her side.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 29, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Nimsgern Funeral Home Chapel in Woodruff, WI with Funeral Services on Saturday, April 30, at 11 a.m. at Faith Evangelical Free Church in Woodruff, WI followed by burial at Minocqua Memorial Cemetery...

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Helen M. Kur
Helen M. Kur, age 92, of Harshaw, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at her home surrounded by family. She was born on August 3, 1923 in Chicago, the daughter of Antonio and Anna Kur. Helen is preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Mary and Ann. She is survived by her brother, Frank Kur; nephew, Ken Donner and niece, Joan Donner.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Nancy Lou Hollenbeck
Nancy Lou Hollenbeck, 76, of Arbor Vitae passed away on April 14, 2016 at Agrace Hospice Center Madison.

She was born Nov. 6, 1939 in La Crosse, to William and Bernice Barney.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Jerry Hollenbeck and her four children; Kim (Dave) Ary; Shawn (Brenda) Hollenbeck; Shelly (Dan) Maxwell; Keene (Cynthia) Hollenbeck; 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren...

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Donal L. "Don" Otto
Donal L. "Don" Otto, age 91 of Minocqua, died on Friday, April 15 at Avanti Health and Rehab in Minocqua.
Friday, April 22, 2016

Jeffrey J. Lattig
Jeffrey J. Lattig, age 57, of Minocqua, passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at his home.
Friday, April 22, 2016

Clint Richard Mabie
Clint Richard Mabie, 49, of Hurley, returned home to his Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, April 16, 2016.
Friday, April 22, 2016


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