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  • 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
  • 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
  • Victoria ‘Vicki’ Neubauer
    Victoria “Vicki” Neubauer, of Kronenwetter and formerly of St. Germain, died Sunday, April 3, 2022, at Marshfield Medical Center in Weston. She was 49.

    In lieu of a traditional service, a Celebration of Life and Lantern Lighting Ceremony will take place Saturday, May 21, at 4 p.m. at Radtke Park in Schofield.

    A pot luck will follow at
  • Elmer Peter Mages of Arbor Vitae died Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at Marshfield Medical Center in Minocqua. He was 74.

    He was born Nov. 22, 1947 in Milwaukee.

    He graduated from
  • John Allan “Jack” Millington of Eagle River, Wis., passed away peacefully on Friday, May 10, 2022, after a short illness. He was 86 years old. 

    Jack was born in Chicago, Ill., on March 3, 1936, the only child of father, Berton Raymond Millington and mother, Margaret Brand Millington.

    Jack had
  • Richard Carl Peters
    Richard Carl “Itch” Peters of Eagle River died Thursday, May 5, 2022, at his home. 

    He was born March 1, 1951, in Eagle River to Nancy (nee Wilson) and Carl “Curly” Peters.

    Mr. Peters spent most of his life 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
  • Judy Beaver
    Judy Beaver of St. Germain, Wis., followed the path to heaven on May 3, 2022, at the age of 78.  

    Judy was born Judith Joan Klikno on April 28, 1944, in Rockford, Ill., to Frank and Veda (Bjork) Klikno. 

    Judy stayed home to
  • James Anthony Deditz
    James Anthony Deditz, a lifelong resident of Eagle River, died Wednesday, May 4, 2022, following an accident. He was 67. 

    Mr. Deditz was born Feb. 11, 1955, to Joseph and Elizabeth (née Mietus) Deditz.

    After graduating from
  • Virginia ‘Ginny’ Main
    Virginia “Ginny” Main, 77, of Sugar Camp, Wis., passed away peacefully on April 24, 2022.

    She was born on February 19, 1945, in Jackson, Mich., to Gerald and Evelyn Main. 

    She was preceded in death by
  • Markie Jane Olechowski
    Markie Jane (Pederson) Olechowski, 69, went to be with the Lord on May 4, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. 

    Markie was born to the late Rudy and Jeanette Pederson of Monico, Wis., on January 1, 1953. She graduated valedictorian from Three Lakes High School in 1971 and attended
  • A Celebration of Life for James “Jim” J. Bilke will be held Saturday, May 14, at Bolger Funeral Home in Woodruff. 

    Services will start at 12:30 p.m. and be followed by a luncheon at the funeral home.

    Mr. Bilke died Dec. 18, 2021. He was 86.
  • A Celebration of Life for Barbara Jane Luczak will be held Saturday, May 21, at St. Kunegunda Church, Sugar Camp.

    Visitation will be held at 10 a.m., followed by Memorial Mass at 11 a.m.

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Three Lakes Christian Food Pantry.
  • Ervin Terrance Bennewitt
    Ervin Terrance Bennewitt died on April 19, at the age of 73.

    From gold panning in Montana to fishing in Key West, Fla., Terry lived his life in his own way.

    He was proud to
  • Steve Boucher died Thursday, April 28, 2022, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison after a long battle with kidney failure, vascular disease, diabetes and other conditions. He was 69.

    Mr. Boucher was born
  • Susan (Sue) D. Hannam
    Sue Hannam of Three Lakes, Wis., followed the path to heaven on April 27, 2022, at the age of 69. 

    She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by those who had the pleasure to know her. 

    Sue was born
  • Jeanette Ann Lund
    Jeanette Ann Lund, 87, of Allouez, Wis., passed away peacefully at her home with her family and her puppy, Chloe, by her side after a brief illness.

    Jeanette was born Jeanette Ann Bader on November 14, 1934, in Red River, Wis. to Edward and Florence Bader. 

    She was raised by
  • Jerry E. Bauknecht, a lifelong resident of Three Lakes, died at his home Sunday March 6, 2022. He was 76.

    A memorial service will be held Friday, May 6, at 4 p.m. at the Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
  • Robert E. Bartos
    “Dr. Bob” passed away peacefully at home on April 9, 2022, at age 90. 

    Loving husband of the late Carol Bartos for 60 years. Beloved father of Sue (Chris) Holm, Steve (Christine), Jeff "Howie," Jean "Margo" (Dave) Struebing, Sara Carpenter and John "Augie." Devoted grandfather of
  • John Gaffney
    John Gaffney lost his battle with Alzheimer’s on April 18, 2022.  He was 81 years old.  

    John was born in Rhinelander, Wis., on June 19, 1940, to Thomas and Elizabeth (Kurtz) Gaffney.  

    He grew up in
  • Dale LeRoy Klemp
    Dale LeRoy Klemp of Clearwater Lake, Wis., died at home on April 13, 2022.  He was 92 years old.

    Dale was born at home in the town of Rolling, Wis., to Louis and Leola (Monroe) Klemp on April 3, 1930. 

    He married
  • Shirley M. Penn
    Shirley M. Penn, 94, entered her Heavenly home on Good Friday, April 15, 2022. 

    She resided at her Weston, Wis. home and up north at her daughter and caregiver Gigi’s cottage until just weeks before passing on.

    Shirley was born
  • Donald Henry Schmidt, M.D.
    Donald Henry Schmidt, M.D. passed away at the age of 86 on April 19, 2022. 

    Loving husband of Mary K. Schmidt. Cherished father of Suzanne (Jeffrey Herold), Teresa (Jeffrey Sherman), Amy (Andrew Jones) and Donald, Jr. (Jessica Garretson). Beloved grandfather (“Papa”) to
  • Marjorie Adele (Johnson) Burns
    Marjorie Adele Burns, 86, of Carol Stream, Ill., passed away peacefully on April 18, 2022, in Windsor Park Manor, Carol Stream.

    She was born in Chicago, Ill. to Clarence and Alma Johnson on June 25, 1935.  

    Marge is survived by
  • A funeral service will be held Friday, May 6, at 11 a.m. for Henry Charles Mayo of Eagle River.

    Mr. Mayo died Dec. 24, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was 65.

    Services will be held at
  • LaVerne Olson
    LaVerne Olson, a resident of Eagle River, died Thursday, April 14, 2022, at his home. He was 95.

    He was born Sept. 13, 1926, in Newark, to Edwin and Isabel Olson. 

    Mr. Olson served in the U.S. Navy for two years in
  • Candace “Candy” Pride, a nine-year resident of Eagle River and formerly of Burlington, died at her home Thursday, April 14, 2022. She was 68.

    She was born April 27, 1953, in Rhinelander, to Russell and Gloria Pride.

    Ms. Pride worked for many years as
  • John F. "Jack" Brah of Kentuck Lake peacefully passed away on April 6, 2022, at the age of 91. 

    Beloved husband of the late Shirley Brah (Quick); father of Tim (Cheryl) Brah, and Kathy Brah; grandpa of Christopher Brah, Patrick Brah (Rebecca Sherman) and
  • Judith Ann Creadon (Stehlik)
    Judy had an infectious laugh. 

    She passed away on March 10, 2022, at the age of 80, at her home in Fort Myers, Fla.

    Survived by
  • Constance J. "Connie" Scherf
    Passed away peacefully at the age of 83, surrounded by her loving family on March 27, 2022. 

    She is survived by her children, Gene (Lorie) Scherf of Waukesha, Wis., and Gail (Shannon Buelow) Johnson of Wautoma, Wis. Constance was the extremely proud grandmother of
  • Norbert "Norb" Nigbur
    De Pere, Wis. — Norbert "Norb" Nigbur, 89, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2022. 

    He was born on Dec. 27, 1932, to the late Alfred and Jeanette (Szalewski) in Milwaukee, Wis. 

    Norb grew up in
  • Mark G. Obukowicz
    Mark Gerard Obukowicz, 67, was born into Eternal Life on Saturday, April 2, 2022, surrounded by family, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis.

    He was born on March 21, 1955, in Cudahy, Wis., to Marion and Grace Obukowicz. 

    After graduating from
  • George Ellis Jr.
    George Ellis Jr., a lifelong resident of Eagle River, died at his home Sunday, March 27, 2022. He was 69.

    He was born April 28, 1952, to George Sr. and Relindes Berg.  

    Mr. Ellis worked for
  • Lila Connors-Grieger, age 93, passed away on March 22, 2022 at Maplewood of Sauk Prairie nursing home in Sauk City, Wis.

    She was born on June 8, 1928 to Alois and Stanislawa (Estelle) Ligocki in Milwaukee, Wis.

    Lila raised her family of four children in
  • Betty Lou Popp
    Betty Lou Popp (née Baumann), age 89 of Germantown, Wis., (formerly Milwaukee, Wis. and Eagle River, Wis.) went to be with the Lord, Sat., March 26, 2022 at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, Wis. surrounded by loving children and caring hospital staff.

    Betty was born
  • Terry Bergemann
    Terry Bergemann, age 61, passed away after a courageous battle at Rennes Health and Rehab.

    He was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on July 28, 1960 to Herbert and Jean Bergemann. 

    Terry worked for 18 years at
  • Jim Kopanski, a resident of St. Germain, died at his home Monday, March 21, 2022. He was 77.

    He was born Dec. 17, 1944, in Merrill, to Alex and Margaret Kopanski. 

    He married
  • Rebecca Ann (Berdal) Roeder
    July 30, 1976 - March 23, 2022

    Rebecca Ann (Berdal) Roeder, age 46, of Stoughton, Wis., formerly of Wausau, Wis., passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, surrounded by family. Rebecca was born on July 30, 1975 (three minutes after her twin brother), to

  • Richard ‘Mort’ Morton
    Richard “Mort” Morton, age 80, of Eagle River, Wis., passed from this life into eternal life on March 18, 2022, surrounded by family at Aspirus Eagle River Hospital.

    Born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., on Oct. 7, 1941, Mort was the son of
  • John Uecker
    John Uecker, a resident of Conover since 1998 and formerly of Big Bend, died Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Rib Lake Health Services in Rib Lake. He was 75. 

    He was born
  • Don Buse, a resident of Eagle River, died Monday, March 21, 2022, at his home. He was 82.

    He was born Nov. 19, 1939, in Greendale, to Robert and Edna Buse. 

    Mr. Buse served in
  • Virginia (Jan) A. Hansen, a resident of Cedarburg, died Monday, March 7, 2022, at the Hamilton House in Cedarburg. She was 85.

    She was born Oct. 28, 1936, in Eagle River, one of eight children of Walter and Norah Byington.

    Mrs. Hansen grew up in the North Woods and
  • Nancy Gayle Vold
    Nancy Gayle Vold, age 80, a resident of Rothschild, Wis., passed away peacefully at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau on Fri., March 18, 2022. Nancy was born in Phelps, Wis. on April 29, 1941, daughter of the late Lloyd and Isabelle (Brenwall) Vold. 

    She loved
  • Noel ‘Butch’ A. Vollmer
    Noel “Butch” A. Vollmer, 78, of Land O’ Lakes, Wis., passed away at his home on Fri., March 11, 2022.

    Noel was born in South Milwaukee, Wis., on Dec. 3, 1943, to Gilbert and Edna (Rootes) Vollmer.

    He was raised in
  • Amber Lynn Shea
    Amber Lynn Shea, a resident of Eagle River since 2009 and formerly of Phoenix, Ariz., died Tuesday, March 15, 2022, in Tomahawk. She was 22.

    She was born May 3, 1999, to Laura Madl and Michael Shea. 

    Ms. Shea was a graduate of
  • Nancy M. (Kolka) Pophal, age 84, of Eagle River, Wis. passed away peacefully at her home Sun., March 13, 2022. Nan was born May 31, 1937, daughter of the late John and Ann (Tutt) Kolka in Merrill, Wis. 

    Nan graduated from
  • Jerry E. Bauknecht
    Jerry E. Bauknecht, 76, a lifelong resident of Three Lakes, Wis., passed away at his home on Sunday, March 6, 2022. Jerry was born on Dec. 28, 1945 in Crandon, Wis., the son of June (Skidmore) and Emil Bauknecht. 

    Jerry was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed
  • Paul Jay Bonkowski
    Paul Jay Bonkowski, of St. Augustine, Fla., died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, at Baptist Medical Center South. He was 63.

    Mr. Bonkowksi was born in Rhinelander and resided in St. Augustine for several years. He was a graduate of Nairobi International High School.

    After graduation he entered the U.S. Navy and
  • Joseph M. Mazza passed peacefully in his sleep March 1, 2022 at the age of 90.

    He is survived by his loving family, Tom (Lori) Mazza, MJ (Larry) Lieberman, Robert (Eva) Mazza and Susan (Neil) Hennes; adored grandfather of Anthony, Alex, Kennedy, Lily, Emily, Isabel, Sophia and Vincent; great-grandfather to Giada; sister-in-law Santa “Sandy” (late Nick) Mazza. Also survived by
  • Julie (née Brandenburg) Gensler
    Julie (née Brandenburg) Gensler’s love of life didn’t come to an end with her death. Julie passed away on March 7, 2022 at the age of 57 after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor her legacy by
  • Evelyn M. Miller
    Evelyn M. Miller passed away on Wed., March 9, 2022, at the age of 85. She was greeted in Heaven by her loving husband, Karl E. Miller, granddaughter, Brandy Alexis Miller and many family members and friends.

    “Ev” was a wonderful
  • A memorial service for Alma “Skippy” Burzynski will be held Saturday, March 26, at 3 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Clearwater Lake.

    Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

    Mrs. Burzynski died
  • Jeremy Allen Richter
    Jeremy Allen Richter, of Eagle River, died Wednesday, March 9, 2022, with his family by his side. He was 39. 

    Mr. Richter was born Feb. 25, 1983 in Eagle River.

    He graduated from
  • Darlene Ann Seyfert
    With very heavy hearts, we announce the death of Darlene Ann Seyfert (Ryan), age 82, of Eagle River, Wis. Darlene passed away comfortably in her sleep on Mon., March 7, 2022 at Clark County Rehabilitation & Living Center where she went to be with the Lord.

    She was born Feb. 22, 1940 in
  • Nancy Pophal, a resident of Eagle River, died Sunday, March 13, 2022. She was 84.

    A complete obituary will appear in a future edition. 

    Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River is serving the family.
  • Jack Allan Morabito
    Jack Allan Morabito, 90, passed away March 5, 2022. 

    He grew up in Waukegan, Ill., and joined the Army in 1952.

    Jack owned and operated many businesses including
  • Nancy De Young of Three Lakes, and formerly of Willowbrook, Ill., died Thursday, March 10, 2022 at her home.

    She was 72.

    She was born
  • James Carl Beck
    James Carl Beck entered eternal life on March 6, 2022, at the age of 82. 

    James (Jim) was born in Milwaukee, Wis. on July 27, 1939, son of Wilbert and Helen (Heims) Beck.

    He was a former resident of
  • James B. Brendlinger
    On Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, James B. Brendlinger surrendered his battle with cancer while holding the hand of his beloved wife and true love, Sharon, less than a year after this terrible diagnosis.

    He fought bravely but
  • Karen Reineck
    Karen Reineck passed at home on Jan. 30, 2022 at age 75.

    She was born in Madison, Wis. 

    Karen and her husband, Ron, owned
  • Vincent Stanley Staszak Jr.
    Vincent Stanley Staszak Jr., 77, of Crowley, Texas, passed away peacefully in the presence of his children, on Feb. 7, 2022.

    Born in Chicago, Ill., Vince grew up in the “Back of the Yards” neighborhood before becoming a police officer for the city. Even in his youth, the Wisconsin Northwoods was a place that was near and dear to his heart, and
  • Floyd H. Thomas Jr.

    Oct. 30, 1929 - Feb. 21, 2022

    Born at the beginning of the Depression on Oct. 30, 1929, in the small town of Sayner, Wis., on West Plum Lake to Violet and Floyd Sr., Floyd “Buster” Thomas was

  • Anita ‘Saltie’ Wolfer
    Anita “Saltie” (née Saltenberger) Wolfer passed away peacefully at Pride Therapy and Living Campus (TLC) in Weston, Wis., on March 5, 2022, with family at her side. 

    Anita was preceded in death by
  • Robert Nicholas ‘Bob’ Corby
    Jan. 10, 1946 - Jan. 29, 2022

    Robert Nicholas “Bob” Corby of Madison, Wis., died peacefully at Agrace Hospice on Jan. 29, 2022, after a brave battle with esophageal cancer. 

    Bob was

  • James “Jim” Gary Houg passed away peacefully at home with family by his side on Feb. 24, 2022. 

    Jim was born Aug. 17, 1938, to Alfred and Esther (Edwardson) Houg in Rhinelander, Wis. 

    After graduating, Jim
  • Lawrence E. ‘Larry’ Mattes
    Lawrence E. “Larry” Mattes, 87, of Eagle River, Wis., unexpectedly passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022.

    Larry was born May 12, 1934 in Aurora, Ill., the son of Steven and Florence Mattes. 

    Larry was a