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  • Faith Anne (née Porter) Caskey
    Faith Anne (née Porter) Caskey passed away on Nov. 13, 2021, after a brief hospitalization.  

    She was born on Oct. 1, 1931, in Ashland, Wis., to James and Frances Porter. 

    Faith resided in
  • Greta I. Hintz
    Greta I. Hintz, age 84, a resident of Eagle River, Wis., since 1996, and formerly of Stevens Point, Wis., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, at the Friendly Village Nursing Home in Rhinelander, Wis., with her husband by her side.

    Greta was born on
  • Deborah Olson went to heaven peacefully on Nov. 23, 2021. 

    Deborah is survived by her loving husband, Jeff Wasson; sisters, Rebecca and Sylvia; brother-in-law, Mark; two nephews and two nieces. She will be missed by
  • Yvonne ‘Bonnie’ Bonack
    Yvonne “Bonnie” Bonack of Three Lakes died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, at Friendly Village nursing home in Rhinelander. She was 87.

    She was born Dec. 13, 1933, in Monico, to Owen and Lillian Greene. 

    On May 15, 1954, she married
  • Barbara Eleanor Porter
    Barbara Eleanor (née Sjostrom) Porter, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and formerly of Wilmette, Ill., died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, surrounded by family. She was 87.

    Mrs. Porter was born
  • Russell Thomas ‘Rusty’ Lurvey
    Russell Thomas “Rusty” Lurvey, born in Oshkosh, Wis., on Aug. 21, 1973.

    Raised in Three Lakes, Wis., and schooled in Minneapolis, Minn., Rusty lived a fulfilling 25 years in 
  • Jean Rose
    Jean Rose, age 67, a resident of Eagle River, Wis., since 2018, went to be with the Lord on Thursday Nov. 18, 2021, at Aspirus Eagle River Hospital. 

    Jean was born on Sept. 22, 1954, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Lester and Doris Zirbel.  

    She enjoyed
  • Gail Kathleen Jones
    Gail Kathleen Jones, age 78, of St. Germain, Wis., passed away peacefully at Whispering Pines Assisted Living in Plover, Wis.

    Gail was born in Racine, Wis., on May 12, 1943, the daughter of Joseph and Irene (Lauzon) Seifert. 

    She attended
  • Vernon E. Frank
    Vernon E. Frank passed away at his home on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, at the age of 86. He was born June 14, 1935, on his family farm in Caledonia, Wis.

    He attended Trinity Lutheran School in Caledonia and graduated from Racine Lutheran High School in 1953. 

    He worked at
  • Greta I. Hintz, a resident of Eagle River and formerly of Stevens Point, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, at Friendly Village Nursing Home in Rhinelander. She was 84.

    Memorial services will be held
  • Elizabeth Mayer Drought
    Bette Ann passed away peacefully with family on Nov. 3, 2021, in Glendale, Wis.

    Fondly known to many as “Pooshie,” the name bestowed by her Dutch grandmother, Bette Ann grew up in Milwaukee, Wis., and Shorewood, Wis., graduating from
  • Bonnie Bonack, a resident of Three Lakes, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, at Friendly Village Nursing Home in Rhinelander. She was 87.

    A complete obituary will appear in a future edition.

    Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River is serving the family.
  • James J. Kehoe, Jr.
    James J. Kehoe, Jr. went to join his loved ones in heaven on Friday Nov. 5, 2021, after his valiant crusade with multiple illnesses and a continuing love of life. 

    Jim passed holding hands with his wife Mary and
  • Donald Harry Oberg
    Donald Harry Oberg, aged 89, lifelong resident of Phelps, Wis., left this earth to meet with his Lord and Savior on Nov. 2, 2021. He died in Marshfield, Wis. 

    He is survived by
  • Patricia Marie Passarelli
    Patricia Marie Passarelli (née O’Connor) was born on Jan. 4, 1942, and unexpectedly passed away on Nov. 2, 2021. 

    Pat grew up in Aurora, Ill., where she attended Sacred Heart Grade School and graduated from Madonna High School. 

    She graduated from
  • Ludwig “Lou” Bruckmoser was called home to the Lord on Nov. 1, 2021, at the age of 82. His life was well-lived and he was well-loved. 

    Lou was born in Mertingen (Bavaria) Germany, and joined the Navy at the age of 17 to come to the United States and serve our country. During that time he met his beautiful bride and wife of 58 years, Annie, and
  • Robert “Cobb” Pete 75 of Watersmeet, Mich., passed away at his home, with his family by his side, on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. He was born Sept. 6, 1946, in Watersmeet Township.

    He was preceded in death by
  • Charles ‘Chuck’ Haefner, Sr.
    Charles “Chuck” Haefner, Sr., 84, of Conover, Wis. died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, of congestive heart failure. 

    He was born Jan. 15, 1937, in East Bristol, Wis., to John and Laura Haefner. 

    He attended
  • Joyce Turnquist Wielichowski
    Joyce Turnquist Wielichowski, a resident of Land O’ Lakes, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 at Eagle River Memorial Hospital. She was 69.

    She was born Jan. 19, 1952 in Phelps to Felix and Lillian Turnquist. 

    She was a cook at many places in and around Land O’ Lakes where she lived her whole life. She
  • Jo Ann Langley
    Jo Ann Langley, 77, passed away peacefully on Nov. 4, 2021, in her home in Eagle River, Wis. She was surrounded by the love of her family and friends and aided by the gentle and amazing help of the angels of Compassus hospice. 

    Our beloved Jo was born in
  • Suzanne Marie Petruzates
    Suzanne Marie Petruzates, 63, left for her forever home on Oct. 29, 2021, at her home in Eagle River, Wis.

    With Sue was her husband, Frank, who she had shared a total of 46 happy years together. 

    Sue’s heart was in the farm where she and Frank lived. She
  • Jerry Matzdorf
    Jerry Matzdorf of Plymouth died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. He was 46.

    He was born July 15, 1975, to Arthur and Wanda Matzdorf.

    He graduated from
  • Robert Elko

    Robert Elko, a lifelong resident of the Eagle River area, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, in the comfort of his home. He was 69 years old.

    Mr. Elko was born Aug. 17, 1951, in Phelps to parents Peter and Joyce (née Morgan) Elko.

    Mr. Elko graduated from

  • Sandra “Sandy” Sorenson of Oconomowoc and formerly of Eagle River died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. She was 80.

    Ms. Sorenson was born Aug. 10, 1941, in Oconomowoc where she lived until moving to Eagle River in 1977.

    She worked at 

  • Judith Ann ‘Judy’ Weber

    Judith Ann “Judy” Weber died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, at House of the Dove Hospice House in Marshfield. She was 75.

    She was born Jan. 16, 1946, in Rhinelander to Charles Theodore and Catherine Mabel Osterberg.

    Mrs. Weber attended 

  • Russell Jansen, a resident of Eagle River and formerly of Bensenville, Ill., died Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was 83. 

    He was born Sept. 13, 1938, in Chicago, Ill. to Towner and Ruth Jansen. 

    Mr. Jansen served in the U.S. Army and attended

  • Joan Leola Noxon

    Joan Leola Noxon, 81, of Sheridan, Wyo., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, at home surrounded by her loving family. 

    Joan was born on Feb. 12, 1940, to Floyd and Jean (Owen) Klemp in Shawano, Wis. 

    Joan enjoyed

  • Edwin J. ‘Charly’ Tillman

    Edwin J. “Charly” Tillman of Three Lakes, Wis., passed away on Oct. 27, 2021, at the age of 84. 

    He was born on Feb. 25, 1937, in Antigo, Wis., to Edwin R. and Goldie (née Nowe) Tillman. 

    He was an active member of the U.S. Army serving in 

  • Lynn Marie Stuckemeyer Silber

    Lynn Marie Stuckemeyer Silber of Three Lakes, Wis., passed away on Oct. 28, 2021, at the Aspirus St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander, Wis., with her family at her side. 

    Lynn was born on

  • Suzanne Petruzates of Eagle River died Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. She was 63.

    A full obituary will appear in a future edition. 

    Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River is serving the family.

  • Services set for William Green

    A memorial service for William “Bill” K. Green will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, at 11 a.m. at Pioneer Lake Lutheran Church in Conover. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to

  • Barbara Jane Luczak

    Barbara Jane Luczak, 85 of Sugar Camp, Wis., passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, at home. 

    She was born June 27, 1936, in Chicago, Ill., to Stephen and Florence Bazany. 

    Barb is survived by

  • Phillip W. Archdale
    Phillip W. Archdale, aka Dad, Papa, Philly the Kidd, and friend, was born in Waukegan, Ill., Sept. 30, 1938, and after battling heart disease passed away on Oct. 22, 2021, at the age of 83. 
    Phil graduated from 
  • Michael R. ‘Mike’ Breese
    Michael R. “Mike” Breese, 65, Wausau, Wis., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. 
    He was born Nov. 11, 1955, in Phelps, Wis., son of Stephanie (Kukanich) Breese, Wausau, and the late Richard Breese. On July 29, 1989, he married Susan Sparks at
  • Gertrude Kienast, a resident of St. Germain for the past 10 years and formerly of Pewaukee, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff. She was 95. 
    She enjoyed
  • Wayne Allen Rychlock
    Wayne Allen Rychlock, 56, of Three Lakes, Wis., passed away unexpectedly at his home Monday, Oct. 18, 2021.  
    Wayne met his wife, Mary Jo, when they were in high school. They were married on March 20, 1989. 
    In his younger years Wayne worked as
  • Elaine Schaffer, age 81, a lifetime resident of Eagle River, Wis., passed away Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at Phelps Care. 
    Elaine was born Jan. 28, 1940, to parents Leonard and Signe Merkel in Eagle River.  
    After graduating from
  • Judith “Judy” Weber of Sayner died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, at the House of Dove Hospice House in Marshfield. She was 75.  
    Funeral arrangements are pending with Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Services in Woodruff.
    A full obituary will appear in next week’s paper.
  • 1927-2021

    Catherine “Katy” Hall, 94, of Kenosha, Wis., previously of Waukegan, Ill., died Oct. 8, 2021.  
    Born Feb. 10, 1927, in

  • Karen Eileen Chamberlin
    Karen Eileen Chamberlin, age 79, a lifelong resident of Eagle River, Wis., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021. 
    She was born on Oct. 9, 1942, to Phillip and Elna Numrich. 
    Karen was employed for many years at
  • William G. Anderson
    William G. Anderson recently celebrated his 97th birthday on Sept. 26 with family. 
    On Oct. 11, 2021, he died peacefully at his home. 
    Bill was born
  • Karen Ann Dunivin
    Karen Ann (Stewart) Dunivin passed away peacefully on Oct. 8, 2021.  
    She had a wonderful sense of humor and always said “Yes, I can take my age to the grave with me.”
    She was preceded in death by
  • Mary Ann ‘Cuda’ Rosner
    Mary Ann “Cuda” Rosner, age 81, a resident of Phelps, Wis., died on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at Ascension Eagle River Hospital. 
    She was born in Green Bay, Wis., on April 23, 1940, to Gilbert and Mae Hucek. 
    Mary worked at
  • William K. ‘Bill’ Green
    William K. “Bill” Green, loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle, passed away at Howard Young Medical Center on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, with his family at his side. 
    He will
  • Claudette Muetlein
    Claudette Muetlein, age 86, a resident of Three Lakes, Wis., and formerly of Beaver Dam, Wis., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, at Rennes Health and Rehab in Rhinelander, Wis. 
    She was born in
  • Bob Kelly
    Bob Kelly died suddenly Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at his cabin on Big Sand Lake in Phelps. He was 85. 

    After a career as a Navy pilot and 32 years as a commercial airline pilot, Mr. Kelly spent his
  • Nola Sue Richards
    Nola Sue Richards, age 81 of St. Germain, Wis. God Our Savior has called Nola, on Oct. 5, 2021, home to be with him and her beloved husband, Don, who preceded her to heaven on Feb. 3, 2021.
    Nola was born in
  • Harold ‘Pete’ Petersen
    Harold “Pete” Petersen died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, at his home in St. Germain after a long battle with cancer. He was 86.

    Mr. Petersen served in the U.S. Army where he met his wife, Ayako, while stationed in Japan.  

    He joined
  • Christine L. Bell
    Christine L. Bell, Age 77, of Anoka, Minn., passed away Thursday, Sept. ­30, 2021.  
    Christine was born May 20, 1944, to Clarence “Butch” and Mildred Sell and grew up in Eagle River, Wis.
    In young adulthood, she
  • Glen ‘Frosty’ Faust
    Glen “Frosty” Faust of Eagle River, Wis., passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at the age of 65. 
    He graduated Eagle River High School in 1973.  Following graduation, he served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Plymouth Rock as a boiler technician from
  • Carol Taylor
    Carol Taylor, a resident of Sayner and Florida, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, in Tavares, Fla. She was 79. 

    She was born in Milwaukee and graduated from Notre Dame High School, and then attended Milwaukee Area Technical College, Layton School of Art and
  • Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Johnson
    Kenneth “Kenny” Johnson, age 78, of Eagle River, Wis., passed away on Sept. 29, 2021. 
    Kenny was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Nov. 18, 1942. 
    He was predeceased by
  • Robert ‘Bob’ Splinter
    Robert “Bob” Splinter passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, at the age of 88.

    Beloved husband of 53 years to the late Joanne (née Albrecht). Loving dad of Daniel (Lynne Cobb) Splinter, Terri (Eric) Frank, the late Robbie Splinter and the late
  • Brent Thorgren, age 70, a resident of Phelps, Wis., since 2009 and formerly of Rockland, Mich., passed away at his home on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021.
    Brent was born on March 5, 1951, to William and Betty Thorgren in Hobart, Ind.  
    He loved
  • Jason Andrew Tomlanovich
    With deepest sorrow, we announce that Jason Andrew Tomlanovich, born Sept. 30, 1971, our beloved son, brother, family member and friend passed suddenly on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021.
    Those who knew Jason, even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives. Jason graduated from
  • Janice M. Giese
    Janice M. Giese, age 81, passed away Feb. 4, 2021, at Heritage Senior Living in Middleton, Wis.  
    She was born May 14, 1939, in Conover, Wis., to Leonard and Pearl (Thresher) Johnson.
    Janice graduated from
  • William Samuel Jones
    William Samuel Jones passed away at Whispering Pines in Plover, Wis., on Sept. 21, 2021, at the age of 82. 
    He was born in Racine, Wis., on May 17, 1939, the son of William Samuel Sr. and Elizabeth (Daniel) Jones, both of whom preceded him in death. 
    William grew up on
  • Beverley Rose Klemp
    Beverley Rose Klemp, age 77, of Eagle River, Wis., passed away Sept. 22, 2021, at Friendly Village in Rhinelander, Wis.
    Beverley was born on Jan. 13, 1944, in Green Bay, Wis., to Lewis and Margaret (Welch) Price.  
    Beverley (Price) married
  • Gerald ‘Jerry’ Struck
    Gerald “Jerry” Struck, 48, of Campbellsport, Wis., found peace on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021.
    He was born on Dec. 6, 1972, to Glenn and Mary “Betty” (née Kopanski) Struck in Phelps, Wis.
    Jerry grew up in
  • Gerald Walter Kehl
    Gerald Walter Kehl of Sayner died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. He was 79.

    He was born May 8, 1942, and raised in Racine.

    He graduated from
  • Frederick R. Moore of Phelps died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021.  
    He was born Oct. 17, 1937, in Antigo, to Dr. George and Jessie Moore. 
    Mr. Moore graduated from
  • Memorial set for Roberts
    A celebration of life for Judith Roberts will be held Saturday, Oct. 2, at 1 p.m. at O’Brien’s Pub in Eagle River. 
    The public is welcome to attend and refreshments will be served.
    Ms. Roberts was born Jan. 9, 1945. She died Sept. 21, 2021, at Seasons of Life in Woodruff. She was 76.
  • Walter Frederick Marty
    Whether rescuing a fawn from a newly poured foundation, welcoming a starving stray cat into his arms on a cold spring day or the affection he showed for all family and neighborhood pets, Walter Marty will be remembered as a lover of all creatures great and small. 
    Walter Frederick Marty was born
  • Ernest ‘John’ Swenson
    Ernest “John” Swenson of Casselberry, Fla., died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at his home. He was 79.
    Mr. Swenson was born Feb. 15, 1942, in Waverly, Iowa, to Edna (née Schrader) and Ernest Swenson.
    He served in
  • Terry Knitt, age 66, a resident of St. Germain, Wis., since 1979