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  • Joseph John Casey Jr.
    Joseph John Casey Jr. of Eagle River, Wis., passed away Sunday, July 24, 2022, at the age of 64 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

    Joe was born October 11, 1957, to Joseph John Casey Sr and Marguerite Palmer Casey in Phoenix, Ariz. 

    Shortly thereafter they moved to
  • Dale Henning died Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield. He was 87.

    He was born June 10, 1935, in Antigo, to Raymond and Esther Henning.

    He later resided in
  • Charles A. Larsen Jr.
    Charles “Charlie” A. Larsen Jr., 68, passed away July 27, 2022, at home.

    Charlie was born December 4, 1954, in Janesville, Wis., to Charles Albert Larsen Sr. and Marie Tillie (Schumacher) Larsen.

    Charlie was raised in and around
  • Edmund H. Drager
    Edmund H. Drager, 87, passed away on June 20, 2022, at his home in Tucson, Ariz. 

    Ed was born in Eagle River, Wis., to Ed and Kay Drager on July 1, 1934.

    After graduating from
  • Robert D. Nelson
    Robert “Bob” D. Nelson of Three Lakes, Wis., passed away on July 29, 2022, at the age of 85 following a hard-fought battle with melanoma.

    Bob and his wife Lois were married for 49 years and they enjoyed many adventures together including running a successful RV business, exploring Wisconsin, jeeping in
  • Robert M. Sookochoff, M.D., a resident of Eagle River, died Thursday, July 28, 2022, at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was 67.

    A memorial service will be held at a later date. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition.

    Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River is serving the family.
  • James Stephen O’Toole
    James Stephen O’Toole, of Burlington, Wis., passed away on July 30, 2022, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

    Jim was born on December 30, 1938, in Chicago, Ill., to Francis and Sadie O’Toole.

    After being raised in
  • Don John Wagner
    Don John Wagner, age 86, a resident of Eagle River, Wis., passed away peacefully at his home on July 27, 2022.

    Don was born on September 22, 1935, in Evanston, Ill., to Edward C. Sr. and Edna Wagner.

    Don was married to
  • Ellen ‘Ellie’ Allen
    Ellen “Ellie” M. (nee Ginther) Allen of Menomonee Falls, Wis., passed away July 19, 2022, at the age of 99.

    Beloved wife of the late Duane F.; dear mother of Barbara (Randy) Riley, David M. Allen and the late Richard P. Allen; grandmother of Tamra (Orlando) Moreno, Megan (Tony) Leitheiser, Jacob Allen, Robyn Riley, Anthony Allen and
  • Joseph “Joe” Casey died at Aspirus Wausau Hospital Sunday, July 24, 2022. He was 64.

    A complete obituary will appear in a future edition.

    Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River is serving the family.
  • Carole Jean Hogan
    Carole Jean Hogan passed away peacefully in her home in Eagle River, Wis., on Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

    Carole was born May 5, 1944, to Earl and Vivian Clay and grew up on the family farm in Tomah, Wis., until 1956, when her family moved to Clinton, Wis. 

    Carole graduated from
  • Marjorie A. Houg
    Marjorie A. Houg, 96, of Three Lakes, Wis., passed away Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Riverview Health Services in Tomahawk, Wis., under the care of Compassus Hospice.

    Marg was born
  • Meg E. George
    Meg E. George, a resident Eagle River and formerly of Merrill and Madison, died Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Dianne’s Home In The Northwoods in Eagle River. She was 77.

    She was born
  • Alice Turner
    Alice Turner, a resident of Eagle River since 1988, died Thursday, July 21, 2022, at her home. She was 69.

    She was born Nov. 9, 1952, in Berwyn, Ill. to John and Alice Rulec. 

    Mrs. Turner worked for many years in
  • Patricia Alice VanAcker
    Patricia Alice VanAcker (née Recob) of St. Germain died Saturday, July 9, 2022, at Marshfield Medical Center in Minocqua. She was 78.

    She was born Sept. 2, 1943, in Elkhorn to Ronald and Opal Recob.

    She attended
  • Connie Wroblewski
    Connie Wroblewski, age 89, a resident of Eagle River, Wis., and formerly of Stevens Point, Wis., passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at Country Terrace in Rhinelander, Wis.

    Connie was born on
  • Sammy L. Blakley
    Sammy ‘Sam’ L. Blakley of Eagle River, Wis., passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 7, 2022, at the age of 83. 

    Sam was born on August 13, 1938, in Danville, Ill., to Leland and Ivy Blakley. 

    As a young man, he
  • Kathleen Mae ‘Kay’ Patricelli
    Kathleen Mae “Kay” Patricelli, 92, of Fairview, N.C., passed away from pancreatic cancer on Feb. 11, 2020, in Asheville, N.C.

    She was born in Bessemer, Mich., to Helen and Isaac Turner on May 28, 1927.

    She married
  • Meg E. George, a resident of Eagle River and formerly of Merrill and Madison, died Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Dianne’s Home In The Northwoods in Eagle River. She was 77.

    Funeral services will be held at
  • Scott Bradley Anderson
    On Tuesday, July 5, 2022, Scott Bradley Anderson, loving husband, father, and grandfather passed away at the age of 66 after a long battle with a degenerative lung condition.

    Scott was born
  • William R. Doerr died Monday, June 20, 2022. He was 76.

    He was born Aug. 29, 1945.

    Mr. Doerr was preceded in death by
  • Burial for Roger Godleske will be held Friday, July 15, at 3 p.m. at the Three Lakes Cemetery.

    The service will include a military salute as Mr. Godleske was an Army veteran.

    Mr. Godleske died Feb. 5, 2022, at age 89.
  • Lloyd Fisher
    Lloyd “Kim” Fisher passed away peacefully on Christmas morning 2021 at the age of 89.

    Born in Milwaukee, Wis., Lloyd Fisher served in the army during the Korean War, and spent most of his adult life in the Janesville, Wis., area before retiring to the great
  • Linda Jo Jensen
    Linda Jo Jensen, 70, of St. Germain, Wis., passed away at her home on July 5, 2022.

    Linda was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She treasured the time she spent with her family, and enjoyed over 51 years with the love of her life.

    She welcomed
  • Anthony Stachura
    Anthony Stachura of Conover died July 4, 2022.

    He was 45.

    He was born
  • Nancy Jane Moses
    Nancy Jane Moses, loving wife, stepmom, sister, aunt, great aunt and friend, passed peacefully in the Lord on July 6, 2022, in Eagle River, Wis., at the age of 83. 

    Nancy was born
  • Kerry Beth Vermoch
    Kerry Beth Vermoch of St. Germain died Thursday, June 30, at her residence with her family by her side.

    She was 57.

    Mrs. Vermoch was born
  • Eugene Walter Ziegler Jr.
    Eugene Walter Ziegler Jr. passed away unexpectedly on July 3, 2022, at the young age of 51. Gene was in a happy place in life and went peacefully surrounded by loved ones at home, his favorite place. 

    Gene enjoyed
  • Mary Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Baker
    Mary Elizabeth “Beth” (née Brand) Baker, of Three Lakes and formerly of Oshkosh, died Thursday, July 7, 2022 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander. She was 94.

    Mrs. Baker was preceded in death by
  • Sam Blakley died Thursday, July 7, 2022. He was 83.

    A funeral mass will be held Tuesday, July 26, at 11 a.m. at St. Peters Catholic Church in Eagle River. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service. 

    A
  • Eva Hall
    Eva Hall, a resident of Conover, died Thursday, July 7, 2022. She was 51.

    She was born Sept. 25, 1970, in Phelps to Hayden and Judith Hall. 

    She graduated from
  • Grace Tienhaara died Thursday, July 7, 2022. She was 18.

    A funeral mass will be held Friday, July 15, at noon at St. Peters Catholic Church in Eagle River. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. 

    Memorials can be sent to
  • Kerry Beth Vermoch
    Kerry Beth Vermoch of St. Germain died Thursday, June 30, at her residence with her family by her side.

    She was 57.

    Mrs. Vermoch was born
  • William ‘Bill’ Butelewski
    William “Bill” D. Butelewski, formerly of Kaukauna, Wis., age 80, died peacefully on June 25, 2022, at St. Paul’s Elders Services in Kaukauna.

    Bill was born on April 28, 1942, in Appleton, Wis., to Raymond and Wilma (Cotter) Butelewski.

    Soon after graduating high school, Bill met
  • Scott Culver, a resident of Eagle River, died Monday, June 27, 2022. He was 59.

    A full obituary will appear in a future edition. 

    Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River is serving the family.
  • Chado S. DeYoung
    Chado S. DeYoung, 38, of Eagle River, Wis., passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 25, 2022. 

    Chado was the son of the late Walter N. DeYoung, and Bonnie (DeYoung) Smola and his planned adopted father, Joe Smola. He was also the loving father to
  • Donald C. Gierl
    Donald C. Gierl of Kenosha died from cancer Saturday, May 7, 2022, at his home. He was 80.

    He was born Sept. 5, 1941, in Owen, to Morris and Caroline (Lehman) Gierl.

    He grew up on a dairy farm in
  • Audrey Joann Steffen died Thursday, June 16, 2022, while in home hospice care. She was 89.

    She was born Jan. 16, 1933, to Alma and John Franz in the town of Texas in Marathon County.

    She married
  • Robert E. Kern died Monday, June 20, 2022, at Friendly Village Nursing Home in Rhinelander due to Parkinson’s disease at the age of 80.

    He was born Jan. 10, 1942 in Dubuque, Iowa, to Edmund and Armella (née Schuster) Kern.

    Mr. Kern was preceded in death by
  • Funeral services for Patricia Joy Holperin will be held Thursday, June 30, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Eagle River.

    Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. with service at 11 a.m., and a luncheon will follow.

    Mrs. Holperin died Sunday, June 19, at age 99. Her obituary can be found in last week’s News-Review or online at gaffney-busha.com.
  • Maxine A. Dominkowski
    Maxine A. (Jarvi) Dominkowski, age 80, went to be with the Lord on June 13, 2022, at Seasons of Life Hospice House in Woodruff, Wis.

    Maxine was born in Ironwood, Mich., on Sept. 25, 1941, to August and Elaine (Ovaska) Jarvi. On August 26, 1961, she married Donald Dominkowski.

    Maxine had
  • Jennifer Ann Cook Jindrich
    Jennifer Ann Cook Jindrich, of Monona, Wis., beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter, teacher, and friend, passed on Saturday, June 11, 2022, surrounded by her family.

    Jennifer was born
  • 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, Wis., at the age of 99.

    Joy was born
  • Leatrice Joy Lillian Katzer
    Leatrice Joy Lillian Katzer, of Eagle River, Wis., passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2022, in Milford, Ind., at the age of 87.

    Joy was born in Wauwatosa, Wis., on December 23, 1934, to Clair and Gertrude Lodes. She was the third child of four children.

    She married
  • Jack William Langhoff, a 53-year resident of Eagle River, died at his home Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

    He was 83. 

    He
  • JoAnn Fehrenbacher Sprague
    JoAnn Fehrenbacher Sprague, 97, passed away June 5, 2022, surrounded by family.

    She was born October 30, 1924, in Joliet, Ill., to Mary (Blunk) and Dr. Frank J. Fehrenbacher.

    JoAnn is preceded in death by
  • John G. ‘Jack’ Stoviak
    John G. ‘Jack’ Stoviak of Eagle River, Wis.

    Jesus called “Come Home” on June 8, 2022, at age 88.

    Survived by
  • Edward Lester Numrich, a life-long resident of Eagle River, Wis., passed on to eternal life on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Minocqua Health & Rehab Center. He was 91 years old.

    Edward was born
  • Linda Gail Wagner
    Linda Gail Wagner died Friday, June 17, 2022.

    She was 74.

    She was
  • Barbara L. Beere died Friday, April 29, 2022, after battling with a brain cancer. She was 70.

    She was born in Racine to Eugene and Audrey Barnhart and spent her early life on the family farm in Waterford.

    In 1971, she married
  • David ‘Bucky’ Bucholtz
    David “Bucky” Bucholtz, a 23-year resident of Star Lake, died at his home Wednesday, May 25, 2022. He was 85. 

    He was born Feb. 5, 1937, to Bernard and Bernice Bucholtz. 

    He served in
  • Willard ‘Bill’ Adams Miller
    Willard “Bill” Adams Miller passed away peacefully on June 8, 2022.

    He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Florence “Honey” Warner Palmer Miller, with whom he shared 48 wonderful years.

    He is survived by
  • Agendrew L. (Jim) Heffner Jr.
    Agendrew L. (Jim) Heffner Jr., age 83, a resident of Sugar Camp, Wis., died on June 6, 2022.  

    He was born May 4, 1939 at Beloit Memorial Hospital, Beloit, Wis., son of Agendrew L. Heffner Sr. and Christine Mae (Machtan) Heffner.

    Jim graduated from
  • Celebration of life set for Wise
    A celebration of life for Chris Wise will be held Saturday, June 25, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Eagle River.

    Visitation will be at 9 a.m. followed by services at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be offered following the service.

    Mr. Wise, a 16-year resident of Plum Lake, died Dec. 9, 2021, at age 75.
  • Bertie-Leigh Berg
    Bertie-Leigh Berg died Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at the NuRoc nursing home in Laona from complications of pancreatic cancer. She was 91.

    She was born July 16, 1930, to Leo and Carrie Bloomer.

    Mrs. Berg was preceded in death by
  • Marilyn Jean (Riley) Dunphy
    Marilyn Jean (Riley) Dunphy, 95, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

    Born in Cudahy, Wis., on April 3, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Ada (Horne) Riley. They made their home in Eau Claire, Wis., where she graduated from
  • Angeline Stopczynski, a resident of Land O’ Lakes, died Sunday, May 22, 2022. She was 100.

    She was born March 30, 1922, in Milwaukee. 

    Mrs. Stopczynski enjoyed
  • Harry M. Dodd
    Harry M. Dodd, age 77, born in Milwaukee, Wis., and a long-time resident of Three Lakes, Wis., passed away suddenly on May 24, 2022.

    He was predeceased by parents, Mel and Millie Dodd; and brothers, Tom and Richard Dodd.

    Surviving family members include
  • Grace Kettermann
    Grace Kettermann, 94, of Conover, Wis., was called home to eternal rest on May 31, 2022.

    She was born in Polar, Wis., to Minnie and Edward Flemming.  Grace lived in Milwaukee, Wis., for over 37 years and moved to Conover where she lived for the past
  • A graveside service for Elaine Mary Emma Voeltner (née Priebe) will be held Thursday, June 9, at 10 a.m. at the Eagle River Cemetery.

    Ms. Voeltner died Dec. 5, 2021, at age 84.

    Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River is serving the family.
  • Daniel Valentine Gaszak

    May 15, 1940 - May 15, 2022

    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Daniel Gaszak, 82, our loving and devoted father, grandfather, and

  • Gerald F. Gruhn

    May 28, 1929 - May 21, 2022

    Gerald F. Gruhn, 92, passed away peacefully, joining his beloved wife, Kathlyn in heaven, on Saturday, May 21, 2022.

    Born in

  • Frank Rexilius, a resident of Sugar Camp, died Friday, May 20, 2022. He was 77.

    He was born June 11, 1944, in Racine, to Frank and Janet Rexilius. 

    He was
  • Sarah ‘Dee Dee’ Mignin
    Sarah “Dee Dee” Mignin of Geneva, Ill., passed away May 14, 2022, at the age of 99. 

    Sarah was born March 7, 1923, to Max and Katharine Finley in Peoria, Ill.

    She grew up in
  • A combined memorial service for Clarida “Teri” (nee Stroik) and Richard “Mort” Morton, both of Eagle River, will be held Wednesday, June 8, at 11 a.m. at Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River.

    Visitation will be
  • Memorial services will be held for Fred “Butch” and Yvonne “Bonnie” Bonack, Thursday, June 9, at 11 a.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Three Lakes. 

    Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the memorial service. 

    Mrs. Bonack died
  • Jerold C. Christel
    Jerold C. Christel, age 86, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers, Wis., surrounded by family.

    He was born Aug. 28, 1935, in Valders, Wis., son of the late Victor and Alverta (Matznick) Christel. Jerry was one of the many great grandchildren of William F. Christel of Valders. In
  • Zofia Daniszewski
    Zofia Daniszewski, a resident of Eagle River, died Tuesday, May 17, 2022. She was 83.

    She was born May 3, 1939, in Bajki Stare, Poland, to Konstanty and Stefania Ciborowski. 

    Mrs. Daniszewski came to the United States with her husband in
  • Jamie Kadlec
    Jamie Kadlec, a former resident of Eagle River, died Sunday, May 8, 2022, in Plover. She was 43. 

    She was born April 29, 1979, in Oak Park, Ill., to Neil and Judy Ann Kadlec. 

    Ms. Kadlec attended
  • Ronald Louis LaMarche
    Ronald Louis LaMarche, of Eagle River, Wis., passed away on May 15, 2022 of an extended illness. He was 77.

    He was born Oct. 2, 1944, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Francis and Annette LaMarche. He grew up in Highland Falls, N.Y., and graduated high school in 1962. 

    He served
  • George Nosek
    George Nosek, age 92, of Eagle River, Wis., formerly of Oak Park, Ill., passed away May 6, 2022, at Legacy of the Northwoods in Eagle River.

    George was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving as Staff Sgt.

    George was the beloved husband of
  • Paul E. Rosenow
    Paul E. Rosenow, age 80, of St. Germain, Wis., passed away peacefully on May 20, 2022, at Rennes Health and Rehabilitation in Rhinelander, Wis. 

    Paul was born Oct. 30, 1941, in Shawano, Wis., to Emma (nee Springer) and Ed Rosenow.

    Paul married
  • Marilyn Fay (Luer) Heleniak
    Marilyn Fay (Luer) Heleniak, age 90, passed peacefully at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King, Wis., with her nephew, Mark, at her side.

    Marilyn was born March 7, 1932 in Eau Claire, Wis., to Kenneth and Alta Luer. She grew up in Eau Claire and was a graduate from Memorial High School.

    She was employed by