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  • Louise E. Engelbrecht
    Louise E. Engelbrecht died Jan. 8, 2020, at age 69.
    She was born March 31, 1950, to Roger and Zoe Marcy of Deerfield, Ill.
    She is survived by
  • Sarah Murphy, a resident of Eagle River, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at Milestone Senior Living. She was 79. 

    She was born Nov. 22, 1940, in Milwaukee, to Francis and Jane Purtell.

    Mrs. Murphy was preceded in death by
  • Larry Rosner, a resident of Phelps, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. He was 79. 
    A complete obituary will be published in a future edition.
    Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River is serving the family.
  • Jean M. Thoren
    Jean M. Thoren (Sydow), 86, of Elk Grove, Ill., passed away peacefully in her sleep on Dec. 29, 2019.

    Originally from Illinois, Jean and her husband, Bob, spent most of their married years in Eagle River, Wis., where they raised two sons, Chris and Doug.

    She was active with
  • Kenneth “Ken” Wendt, a resident of Watersmeet, Mich., died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at Rennes Health & Rehab Center in Rhinelander. He was 82. 
    He was born Aug. 24, 1937, in Milwaukee.
    Mr. Wendt retired from
  • A celebration of life will be held for Dawn L. Couey Saturday, Jan. 25, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Reiter Center in Three Lakes.
    Light refreshments will be available.
    Ms. Couey died Dec. 24, 2019, at age 54. 
  • Maurine M. Biedermann
    Maurine M. Biedermann of Sayner died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at Tomahawk Health Services in Tomahawk. She was 89.

    Mrs. Biedermann was preceded in death by her husband, John; one son, Gregg; and one brother, Brian.

    She is survived by
  • Dawn L. Couey
    Dawn L. Couey, age 54, passed away Dec. 24, 2019, at Aurora Baycare surrounded by family.
    She was born Nov. 5, 1965, to Nancy Joan Peters (Wilson) and Carl Glen Peters.
    She spent most of her life in
  • Christina “Tina” Doerr of Eagle River died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, with her family at her side after a three-year battle with breast cancer.
    She was born May 21, 1961, to Hubert and Carol Mattson.
    She married
  • Robert ‘Bobby’ ‘HillBilly’ Dorer

    Born Dec 20, 1950  Passed Dec. 20, 2019

    Bobby left this earth to be with the Lord on his 69th birthday, Dec. 20, 2019, after a short battle with cancer.

    Bobby was born on

  • Robert “Bob” Lugar, a lifelong resident of Phelps, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at Seasons of Life in Woodruff. He was 91.  

    He was born July 6, 1928, in Phelps, to Antone and Margaret Lugar.

    Mr. Lugar owned and operated 
  • David Maxson “Dave” Everett, age 81, a 50-year resident of the Eagle River, Wis., area, passed peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019.
    He was born in Fresno, Calif., on Feb. 13, 1938, to Max and Elizabeth Everett. His family later moved across country to Phillipsburg, N.J., where Dave received his schooling before moving to
  • Terrence R. ‘Terry’ Hart
    Mr. Terry Hart of Fredonia, Wis., passed away unexpectedly Sunday afternoon, Dec. 15, 2019, at the family residence in Fredonia.  He was 63 years old.
    Terry was born in Heidelberg, Germany, on March 15, 1956, son of Ronald and Caroleen Traeder Hart.
    Following his father’s deployment, the family moved back to
  • June Marheine, a resident of St. Germain, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at Seasons of Life in Woodruff. She was 94. 

    She was born April 8, 1925, in Milwaukee, to Frederick and Lydia Pichotte.

    Mrs. Marheine was preceded in death by
  • Mary Louise Holt
    Mary Louise Holt, age 90, of Phelps, Wis., and formerly of Naperville, Ill., joined her husband, Stanley (Bud) Holt, in Heaven on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.
    She was born in
  • Ellen June Jones
    Ellen June Jones, 75, wife of Frank Jones of Eagle River, Wis., peacefully passed away in the loving embrace of her family at Marshfield Hospital on Dec. 23, 2019.

    Born June 3, 1944, in 
  • Denise Jones, a resident of Eagle River, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. She was 62. 

    Ms. Jones was born Aug. 25, 1957, in Milwaukee  to Earl and Izetta Jones.

    She worked at
  • Steven N. Lagueux
    Steven N. Lagueux, a resident of Conover, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. He was 53.
    He was born April 8, 1966, in Portsmouth, N.H., to Normand and Helen M. Lagueux.
    He owned and operated his own
  • After cheering on the Packers to become NFC North champs with family, Ron Mikush passed away from a previously unknown heart condition on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. 

    Ronald Alan Mikush, age 62, was born on
  • Ellen Nielsen
    Ellen Niel­sen, a longtime resident of Land O’ Lakes, Wis., passed away peacefully on Jan. 3, 2020. She was 91.
    Ellen was born Nov. 12, 1928, to Elker and Hertha Nielsen.
    She spent her childhood in
  • Margaret G. ‘Margie’ Zellmer
    Margaret G. “Margie” Zell­mer, 71, of Conover, Wis., formerly of rural McNabb, Ill., passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, Ill.
    Margie was born
  • Willa Rose Mullins of Three Lakes died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, at Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhine­lander. She was 76. 
    She was born July 19, 1943, in Dorton, Ky., to Stella (née Bumgardner) and Willard Mullins.
    Ms. Mullins graduated from
  • Charles Freund Rietz
    Charles Freund Rietz passed away peacefully at home in Wausau, Wis., on Dec. 29, 2019.
    He was born in Chicago, Ill., on Aug. 22, 1920, to Walter and Margaret Rietz, so he was mere months away from celebrating his 100th birthday.
    Chuck was a
  • Jeannie G. Spieker of St. Germain died Dec. 29, 2019 at Madison General Hospital.

    She is survived by her husband, Tom; one daughter, Laurie (Tom, deceased); two sons, Dean (Mele) and Jeffrey (Holly); grandchildren; and
  • Ron Alan Mikush died unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at his home near Milwaukee. He was 62.
    A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 4, at Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home in Wauwatosa. A gathering will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., with a service
  • Dorothy L. Borkowicz died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, at The Bridges nursing home in Appleton. She was 92.
    Mrs. Borkowicz was born March 1, 1927, in Milwaukee, to Joseph and Anna Adam­ski.
    She married Frank Bork­owicz on Feb. 8, 1947, in
  • George L. Hook
    George L. Hook, 91, of Beaver Dam, Wis., and formerly of Land O’ Lakes, Wis., passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living Center in Beaver Dam.
    George was born on Aug. 22, 1928, to
  • Gene ‘Chuck’ Zaugg
    “Just another day in Paradise” was the common phrase heard by Chuck as he enjoyed life with his wife and family in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin. Integrity, Vision, Hard Work, and Sacrifice write the story of an amazing man who has moved from Paradise to PARADISE.
    Gene “Chuck” Zaugg died peacefully at home in
  • Walter Grabenstetter
    Walter Grabenstetter, age 92, a resident of Conover, Wis., since 1990, passed away on Dec. 20, 2019, at Rennes Health Care Center in Rhinelander, Wis.
    Walter was born on Oct. 27, 1927, in
  • Anita Kinner, age 81, a lifelong resident of Phelps, Wis., died on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, at Phelps Care.
    She was born in Phelps, on March 21, 1938, to Fredrick and Hazel Lambert.
    Anita worked and retired from
  • Willa Rose Mullins of Three Lakes died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, at Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhine­lander. She was 76. 

    A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 4, at 6 p.m. at Northwoods Assembly of God Church, located at 926 Highway 45 S. in Eagle River.

    A full obituary will appear in next week’s paper.
  • Wesley C. Drumm

    March 19, 1928 - Nov. 19, 2019

    Wesley C. Drumm, age 91, a resident of Manito­woc, Wis., and a part-time resident of Three Lakes, Wis., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019.
    Wes was born on

  • Thomas K. Sprague Jr.
    Thomas K. Sprague Jr., 95, passed away Dec. 13, 2019, surrounded by family.
    He was born March 22, 1924, in Joliet, Ill., to Martha (Streitz) and Thomas K. Sprague Sr.
    Tom is survived by
  • Warren Albert Grady
    Warren Albert Grady lived a remarkable life, quietly impacting and influencing the lives of many others during his more than 95 years.
    Warren A. Grady was received into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, Dec. 14. At the time of his death, Warren, and his wife, Phyllis, were residents of
  • Louis “Louie” Hall Jr., a resident of Watersmeet, Mich., died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, at his home. He was 76.  
    Mr. Hall was born Sept. 5, 1943, in Chicago, Ill., to Louis and Charlotte Hall. 
    He spent his high school summers in
  • Mary Ann McNeil
    Mary Ann McNeil (née Wasilevich), 89, of Eagle River, Wis., formerly of Kenosha, Wis., passed away peacefully at her home on Dec. 16, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.
    Born in Kenosha on
  • Chuck Zaugg, a resident of Eagle River, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. He was 67. 
    Mr. Zaugg was born May 2, 1952, in Rockford, Ill.  
    Funeral services are
  • Bruce Crass, age 88, of Phelps, Wis., died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, at Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Mich.
    He was born July 29, 1931, in Filmore, Wis., the 18th child of the late Joseph and Edna (née Gerner) Crass.
    He married
  • Orville “Jim” Gleisner, a longtime resident of Eagle River, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at Seasons of Life. He was 82. 
    He was born June 28, 1937, to Harold and Grace Gleisner.
    Mr. Gleisner was
  • Judy Kubek, a resident of Three Lakes, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. She was 77. 
    She was born July 19, 1942, in Prairie du Chien.
    She enjoyed
  • Mary Ann McNeil of Eagle River died Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. She was 89. 
    Funeral services are pending and a complete obituary will appear in a later edition.
    Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River is serving the family.
  • Joseph R. Pobjoy, a resident of Eagle River, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. He was 61. 
    Mr. Pobjoy was born Oct. 7, 1958, in Middleton to Grant and Ethel Pobjoy.
    He worked at
  • Karl Horwath
    Karl Horwath of St. Germain, Wis., was reunited with his parents, Mathias and Helen Horwath on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at Howard Young Medical Center.
    He is survived by
  • Virginia S. “Ginny” Javen­koski passed away Dec. 1, 2019.
    She was born May 8, 1926, to Kamilia and Frank Bonk in Chicago, Ill. 
    Mother to
  • Alfred Edward Schmidt Jr.
    Alfred Edward Schmidt Jr., a resident of Copperas Cove, Texas, for the last three years and formerly of Eagle River and Milwaukee, died at his home Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. He was 83.

    Mr. Schmidt was born
  • Bernard H. Zwick III of Star Lake died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at his home. He was 93.

    He was born June 19, 1926, in Chicago, Ill., to Bernard H. II and Minnie Zwick. 

    He served in the U.S. Army during 
  • Richard “Bud” Baker, a resident of Sugar Camp, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at Seasons of Life Hospice House in Woodruff. He was 75. 
    Mr. Baker was born May 27, 1944, in Marenisco, Mich., to Richard and Nellie Baker. 
    He was an avid
  • Mark Borchardt
    Mark Borchardt, a 20-year resident of Eagle River and formerly of Kenosha, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Eagle River. He was 56. 

    Mr. Borchardt was born Dec. 18, 1962, in Kenosha to Larry and Donna Borchardt. 

    He married
  • Robert “Bob” “Grandpa” Bowman Sr. was suddenly called to Heaven on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at his home in Eagle River, Wis. He was 89 years old.
    He was born in Geneva, Ill., to Godfrey Frederick Bowman Sr. and Marie Rose Graff Bowman on Oct. 17, 1930. He was one of five children (Ruth, Godfrey, Verdel, Robert and
  • Cara Rae Hedberg DelBene
    Cara Rae Hedberg DelBene passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019.  She was just 63 years old.

    She was born and raised in Conover, Wis., to Richard and LaVonne Hedberg (d).

    She leaves behind her
  • Karl Horwath, of St. Germain, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff. He was 72.

    A full obituary will appear at a later date.

    Bolger Funeral and Cremation Services of Woodruff and Minocqua is serving the family.
  • Virginia Javenkoski, a resident of Three Lakes, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. She was 93.

    Funeral services are pending and a complete obituary will appear in a future edition.

    Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River is serving the family.
  • Sharon Lee TenHoven
    Sharon Lee TenHoven, of St. Germain, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at Seasons of Life Hospice House in Woodruff. She was 76. 

    Mrs. TenHoven was born Feb. 20, 1943, in Chicago, Ill., to Charles and Sarah Shelby.  

    She married
  • A Celebration of Life for Hazel Christensen will be held Saturday, Dec. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Community United Church of Christ, located at 1315 Highway 155 in St. Germain. 

    Donations to
  • Cara Rae (née Hedberg) DelBene, formerly of Con­over, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, due to complications with a liver transplant. She was 63.

    A full obituary will run in next week’s paper.
  • Caleb Rockafield
    Caleb Rockafield was born to this earth Aug. 6, 1999, and departed this earth Nov. 6, 2019, forever to be with his Lord and Savior.
    Caleb enjoyed God and the beauty of His creation, his family and friends, the family’s animals, music, helping people, and anything with an engine in it. He had
  • Robert W. “Bob” Rozga, age 83, a resident of Eagle River, Wis., since 1973, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Ascension Eagle River Hospital.
    Bob was born in
  • Michael J. “Mike” Scanlon, age 79, a resident of Three Lakes, Wis., since 1978, and formerly of Milwaukee, Wis., passed away on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at Seasons of Life Hospice House in Woodruff, Wis.
    Mike was born on
  • Robert I. Stern passed peacefully at home on Nov. 14, 2019, in Green Valley, Ariz.

    He was born July 22, 1944, to Robert and Betty (née Marsh) Stern.

    He married his high school sweetheart, Sue Ann Griffin, on
  • James W. ‘Jim’ Strook
    James W. “Jim” Strook, age 80, of Eagle River, Wis., former­ly from May­ville, Wis., passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at Rennes Health and Rehab Center in Rhinelander, Wis.
    Jim was born the son of
  • Beverly Wildgrube
    Beverly Wildgrube, of De Pere and formerly of Eagle River, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. She was 80.
    Mrs. Wildgrube was born Feb. 14, 1939, to Ernest and Lucille Wampler.
    She was preceded in death by
  • Ranger L. Ashby
    Ranger L. Ashby, age 82, of Hustisford, Wis., passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at his home.
    Ranger was born on July 30, 1937, to James and Goldie (née Mayne) Ashby in Tigerton, Wis.
    Ranger officially met the love of his life, Judy Walker, at Group Therapy . . . a
  • Frank J. ‘Mr. Musky’ Burnett
    Frank J. “Mr. Musky” Burnett, age 49, passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Froedtert Hos­pital.
    Frank loved darts, fishing, hunting, NASCAR and Wisconsin sports teams.
    He was preceded in death by
  • Donald R. Eleveld, age 82, late of Crest Hill, Ill., died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family, including Lynne (Hesbol) Eleveld.
    He is survived by three sons, Jeff, Matthew (Jennifer) and Mark (Michelle); one daughter, Jayme (James) Holmgren; 10 grandchildren, Kyle, Hailey, Kendra, Tucker, Finnegan, Grace, Ava, Faith, Rachel and
  • Gordon Sands ‘Gordy’ Falk
    Gordon Sands “Gordy” Falk died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Phelps Care in Phelps. He was 76.

    Mr. Falk was born May 30, 1943, in Milwaukee to Sands Gordon and Charlotte Falk.  

    He graduated from 
  • Shelby S. Griffin
    Shelby S. Griffin, age 77, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at Angels Grace Hospice.
    She was born in Merrill, Wis., to Clarence and Mildred Sell.
    Shelby is survived by
  • Arlene Klesczewski, age 97, a longtime resident of Three Lakes, Wis., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.
    She was born in Mendon, Ill., on July 29, 1922, to Edwin and Ola Wabel. 
    Arlene enjoyed
  • Patricia V. Kedder O’Neil, formerly of St. Germain, Wis., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. She was 79 years old. 
    Pat was born
  • Mary T. Johnston
    Mary T. Johnston, age 76, a resident of St. Germain, Wis., for over 40 years, was called home to the arms of our Lord, unexpectedly on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at St. Clare’s Hospital, completely surrounded by her beloved husband, Ed, her children, grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and brothers and
  • Eugene ‘Gene’ Schmechel
    Eugene “Gene” Schmechel of Alvin died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. He was 81.
    He was born Jan. 25, 1938, in De Pere to Clarence and Irene Schmechel.
    Mr. Schmechel was a
  • Penny Raschig
    An angel in the shape of a mom, a grandmoth­er, an aunt, and a dear friend got her wings on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019.

    At 8:15 p.m. the world lost one of its brightest and kindest people when Penny Raschig pulled up anchor and set sail for a smoother sea. She passed away at her home where she
  • March 19, 1951 - Nov. 13, 2019

    Forrest Charles Mueh­le­tha­ler was born on March 19, 1951, in Spirit Lake, Idaho, to Charley Joe and Betty (née King) Muehlethaler.
    He lived for a while with