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  • Robert ‘Bob’ Dewey Bradley
    Robert “Bob” Dewey Bradley, a resident of Watersmeet, Mich., died Friday, July 31, 2020. He was 85. 

    He was born May 22, 1935, in Ettrick, Va.

    Mr. Bradley married 
  • Annie Bruckmoser
    Annie Bruck­moser was granted her Angel Wings on July 31, 2020.
    Annie was born in North Sydney, Canada, and moved to the United States at the age of 19.
    Years later she
  • Brian M. Crist
    Brian M. Crist, a longtime resident of Eagle River, died Monday, July 27, 2020 at Marshfield Medical Center. He was 73. 
    He was born Sept. 8, 1946, in Blue Island, Ill., to Donald and Royce Crist.
    Mr. Crist owned and operated
  • Elsie Turner
    Elsie Turner, a longtime resident of Sayner, died Wednesday, July 29, 2020. She was 82. 
    She was born April 27, 1938, in Milledgeville, Ill., to Frank and Josie Locey.
    Mrs. Turner worked at the
  • George P. Kelling, age 61, a resident of Conover, Wis., passed away peacefully surrounded by family after a brief illness on Monday, July 27, 2020, at Howard Young Medical Center.
    He was born in
  • Malcolm McGregor Preston
    Malcolm McGregor Preston (85) passed away on July 27, 2020, in Ash­burn, Va.
    Malcolm was preceded in death by his wife, Susan.
    He is survived by
  • Pamela L. Treleven
    With great sadness the family of Pamela L. (Kros­schell) Treleven announce her death on July 31, 2020, after her courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.
    Pamela was born on Jan. 22, 1947, in Laverne, Minn., the daughter of Marvin and Elizabeth Krosschell; twin sister, Patricia; and brothers, James, Bruce and
  • Robert George ‘Bob’ Brave
    Robert George “Bob” Brave, 92, of Little Rock, Ark., died Monday, July 20, 2020.
    Bob was born June 30, 1928, in Evanston, Ill., the son of German immigrants, George and Anna Brave.
    Bob graduated from
  • Richard ‘Rick’ Ludtke
    Richard “Rick” Ludtke died Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at his favorite place on Butternut Lake. He was 50. 
    Mr. Ludtke was born  Aug. 10, 1969, in Madison, to Richard “Dick” and Joy Ludtke.
    He graduated in 1987 from
  • Jack Lawrence Seifert
    Jack Lawrence Seifert, formerly of Eagle River, died Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at the University of Missouri Hospital with his family at his bedside. He was 69.
    He was born
  • Susan Shoeder
    Susan Shoeder, a resident of Rhine­lander, died Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at her home. She was 64. 
    She was born April 25, 1956, in Chicago, Ill., to Ernest and Eleanor Bellman.
    Mrs. Shoeder grew up in
  • Vernon James Wiggenhauser, 77, of Sayner, Wis., died on Saturday, July 18, 2020.
    He was born on June 22, 1943, in Beecher, Ill., to La­Vern and Vera Wiggenhauser.
    He graduated from
  • Berniece E. (Doll) Baccus passed away July 3, 2020, at Sharehaven, Evergreen in Oshkosh, Wis.

    She was born Nov. 11, 1919, in Lakefield, Minn., to William and Bertha (Mol­ken­thin) Doll. 

    Bea graduated from high school in
  • Robert ‘Bob’ Lovendahl
    Robert “Bob” Lovendahl, a resident of Eagle River, died Monday, July 6, 2020, at Seasons of Life in Woodruff. He was 76. 
    He was born May 22, 1944, in Milwaukee, to Carl and Myrtle Lovendahl.
    Mr. Lovendahl is originally from
  • Christopher J. Trzcinski
    Christopher J. Trzcin­ski Sr., 65, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 4, 2020, due to a motorcycle accident in Sugar Camp, Wis. 
    He was born on Feb. 6, 1955, in Stamford, Conn., the son of the late Henry and Audrey (Crooker) Cutter. 
    He was a
  • The Rev. William Edward Brown
    The Rev. William Edward Brown of Minocqua died Thursday, July 2, 2020. He was 78.
    He was born March 29, 1942, in Milwaukee, to George and Lenore Brown.
    After high school and 
  • Rose Marie Cooke (née Mul­care), a resident of Eagle River and formerly of Marengo, Ill., died Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at Milestone Senior Living. She was 81.

    Mrs. Cooke was born
  • Jim Estes
    Jim Estes, a 30-year resident of Eagle River, died Friday, July 10, 2020, at his home. He was 81. 
    Mr. Estes was born May 12, 1939, in Toledo, Ohio, to James and Ruth Estes.
    He retired as a sergeant with 
  • John Joseph Karnes
    John Joseph Karnes, age 82, of the town of Three Lakes, Wis., died on July 3, 2020, at his home, with his family at his side.
    He was born on Sept. 22, 1937, in Kenosha, Wis., to Ralph and Margaret (McQuestion) Karnes.
    He was raised in
  • George P. Slivinski
    George P. Slivinski, age 96, a resident of Three Lakes, Wis., died July 4, 2020.

    He was born Feb. 28, 1924, in Chicago, Ill., to Peter Slivinski and Mary Sekal.

    He grew up in
  • Judith A. Chase
    Madison, WIS./Land O’ Lakes, WIS. – Judith A. (Buchan­an) Chase, 70, left this earthly world from the arms of her beloved husband to her eternal Father on June 23, 2020.
    Born on
  • Susan Lynn Frerks
    Susan Lynn Frerks, age 65, of Appleton, Wis., entered into eternal rest with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 27, 2020.

    She was born in Oshkosh, Wis., on Feb. 6, 1955, to the late Edward and Patricia Frerks.

    Sue was a graduate of
  • Tom ‘Pappy’ Mareth
    Tom “Pappy” Mareth, age 72, a resident of Phelps, Wis., died on Monday, June 29, 2020, at Ascension Eagle River Hospital.
    He was born in Aurora, Ill., on Jan. 14, 1948, to John and June Mareth.
    Tom worked for the
  • Rosalie Clark
    WILMETTE, ILL. — Rosalie (Mrs. Wil­liam G.) Clark passed away peacefully at home after a short battle with cancer June 26, 2020.

    Born on April 16, 1925, she grew up on the South Side of Chicago, Ill., attended St. Casimir Academy/Maria High School, was active in the high school chorus and drama club, then attended
  • Daniel W. Blattner
    Daniel W. Blattner, age 70, formerly of Waukesha, Wis., died on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at Aspi­rus Wausau Hospital.
    He was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on July 15, 1949, to George and Mary Blattner.
    Daniel graduated from
  • Jean D. Szopa
    Jean D. Szopa of Three Lakes, Wis., passed away Sunday after­noon June 21, 2020, at Friendly Village Nursing and Rehab under the care of Ascension At Home Hospice.
    He was born
  • Jill Marie ‘Beaner’ Casey-Schultz
    Jill Marie “Beaner” Casey-Schultz, formerly of Eagle River, died unexpectedly Monday, May 25, 2020. She was 39.
    Ms. Casey-Schultz was born May 6, 1981, in Port Charlotte, Fla. 
    She established roots in
  • Michael ‘Mike’ Meylor
    Michael “Mike” Meylor, a resident of Eagle River, died Saturday, June 13, 2020, at his home. He was 88. 

    He was born April 15, 1932, in Milwaukee, to Bernard and Margaret Meylor.

    Mr. Meylor served in the
  • Judy Louise McGinnis
    Judy Lou­ise McGin­nis, a resident of Eagle River, Wis., died Thursday, June 18, 2020. She was 79.
    She was born Sept.18, 1940, in Jefferson, Wis., to Clarence and Sarah (Vogt) Rolland.
    She graduated from
  • Bernadine Ann Pelikan

    Nov. 12, 1940 - June 8, 2020

    Bernadine “Ber­nie” (Pritts) Pelikan, age 79, resident of Phelps, Wis., formerly from Mount Pros­pect, Ill., passed away on June 8, 2020, which was also her 57th wedding anniversary with

  • LaVon M. Kerkman
    LaVon M. Kerkman, 82, passed away on Sun­day, June 14, 2020, at Ar­bor View Court in Wis­consin Rapids, Wis. 
    LaVon was born on Nov. 8, 1937, in Verndale, Minn., to Melvin and Margaret (Kicker) Warden.
    In 1959, LaVon married
  • Jean D. Szopa of Three Lakes died Sunday, June 21, 2020, at Friendly Village Nursing and Rehab Center in Rhinelander.
    Mr. Szopa was born Oct. 18, 1949, in Rhinelander. He grew up in Three Lakes and graduated from Three Lakes High School in 1968.  
    A graveside service will be held at
  • Dr. Steven J. Bahrke, M.D.
    Dr. Ste­ven J. Bahr­ke, M.D., age 69, passed away Saturday morning, May 16, 2020, at his home with his loving wife, Deb, and family by his side after a long battle with the hereditary disease CADASIL.
    Steven John Bahrke was born
  • Everette Orville Crass
    Everette Orville Crass, a resident of Land O’ Lakes, died Wednesday, June 10, 2020. He was 89.
    He was born June 14, 1930, in West Bend, to Joseph and Edna Crass. Mr. Crass graduated from Phelps High School. 
    He married
  • Sandra “Sandy” Bute­lew­ski, a resident of Waters­meet, Mich., died Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at UP Health System in Marquette, Mich. She was 76. 
    She was born Aug. 22, 1943, in Kaukauna, to Frank and Harriet Weyenberg.
    She graduated from
  • William Eugene ‘Bill’ Caskey
    With profound sadness we an­nounce the passing of William Eugene Caskey. On May 29, 2020, Bill passed in peace at his home of natural causes at the age of 81.
    Preceded in death by
  • Helen Jaworski
    Helen Jaworski (née Thomson) of Sugar Camp died Sunday, May 31, 2020. She was 82.
    She was married to Donald Jaworski for 60 years. 
    Mrs. Jaworski was a member of
  • Richard J. ‘Lurky’ ‘Dick’ Leurquin
    Richard J. “Lurky” “Dick” Leurquin of Eagle River died Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield after a brief illness. He was 80.
    Mr. Leurquin and his
  • Lawrence ‘Larry’ Wagner
    Lawrence “Larry” Wag­ner of Rhinelander died Thursday, May 28, 2020, at his home. He was 83. 
    Mr. Wagner was born March 8, 1937, in Milwaukee, to Jacob and Elizabeth Wagner. 
    He attended school in 
  • Duane James Zmek
    Duane James Zmek, formerly of Eagle River, died unexpectedly Friday, May 1, 2020. He was 44.

    He was born April 22, 1976, in Eagle River. He had established roots in both Appleton and Milwaukee.

    Mr. Zmek was preceded in death by
  • Charles Dennis ‘Charlie’ Coventry

    11/18/48 - 5/25/20

    Charlie was a long-time resident of Trout Valley, Ill. 

    After retiring, he spent most of his time on

  • Thomas Robert Timken
    Thomas Robert Timken, age 87, of Eagle River, Wis., died on Saturday, May 23, 2020, with his family by his side.
    Thomas was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on Sept. 10, 1932, to the late William and Clara (Baumle) Timken. 
    Thomas’ father (a dentist) served in
  • Dolores Marie Hibbard
    Dolores Marie Hibbard was born into eternal life on Saturday, May 23, 2020, at the age of 93.  
    She was a resident of Rennes Health and Rehab Center in Rhine­lander, Wis., for two and one-half years.  
    Dolores was born on
  • Janet E. Keating
    Janet E. Keating, a resident of Eagle River, died Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Friendly Village Nursing Home in Rhinelander. She was 87.

    She was born Dec. 18, 1932, in Milwaukee, to Archie and Dorothy Hecht.

    Mrs. Keating worked for the city of Milwaukee as a
  • Robert W. ‘Bob’ Montgomery
    Robert W. “Bob” Montgomery, age 84, of rural Darlington, Wis., passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at Lafayette Manor in Darlington. 
    He was born April 9, 1936, in LaMoure, N.D., the son of Charles and Irene Montgomery. 
    Bob grew up in
  • Paul E. Jorgensen
    Paul E. Jorgensen died of natural causes on Oct. 24, 2019, at his home on Eagle Lake. He was 84. 
    A lifelong resident of Wisconsin, he was born near Waupaca, Wis., spent his school years in Madison, Wis., and after graduating with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in
  • Donald “Don” Broehm, a resident of Eagle River, died Sunday, May 28, 2020, at Ascension Eagle River Hospital. He was 87. 
    He was born Aug. 9, 1932, in Brillion, to Lawrence and Pricilla Broehm.
    Mr. Broehm served in the U.S. Air Force during
  • Amber Lynn Raddatz
    Amber Lynn Raddatz, age 11, of Eagle River, Wis., died May 24¸ 2020.  
    She was born April 1, 2009, to Ralph and Kimberly Raddatz.
    Amber was a little girl filled with
  • Ralph Lee Raddatz
    Ralph Lee Raddatz, age 65, of Eagle River, Wis., died May 24, 2020.  
    He was born April 1, 1955, to Virgil and Laura Raddatz.
    He was a man of many hobbies; from
  • David Allen Werner
    David Allen Werner was born in Phelps, Wis. on May 23, 1961, and blessed us on this earth for 58 years, 11 months and 27 days. 
    He passed away on May 19, 2020, at Ascension Eagle River Hospital due to complications from diabetes.
    Dave was 
  • Charles A. “Chuck” Belliveau of Eagle River died Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Ascension Eagle River Hospital.  
    Mr. Belliveau was born Nov. 7, 1959, in Rhine­lander, to Stuart and Joan Belliveau.
    He was previously employed by
  • Margaret J. Chyko
    Margaret J. Chyko of St. Germain died Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at her residence. She was 86.  
    She was born June 26, 1933, in Milwaukee, to Elmer and Esther (neé Hensch) Neitzke.  
    She married Richard Chyko on
  • Robert Emmett ‘Bob’ Curran Jr.
    On Friday, May 8, 2020, Robert Emmett “Bob” Curran Jr., loving hus­-

    band, father and grandfather, died peacefully of natural causes.

    Bob was born on
  • Patricia Ann Hine
    Patricia Ann Hine, age 87, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2020. 
    Born in San Francisco, Calif., she was the daughter of the late Bertram and Maron Ellen (Smith) Holmes.
    After spending much of her life in the Northern Cali­fornia Bay area, her
  • John T. Trayne, age 74, of the town of Newbold, Wis., passed away on Tuesday evening, May 19, 2020, at his home with his life partner, Brenda, at his side and under the care of Ascension at Home Hospice.
    John was born in
  • Eileen Champeny
    Eileen Champeny, age 85, died on Friday May 8, 2020.
    She was born in Detroit, Mich., on Sept. 22, 1934, to Michael and Mary Quinn.
    After a decades-long career with
  • Richard Hudec, 76, of Racine, Wis., passed away May 14, 2020.
    He was born Nov. 1, 1943.
    He was a lifetime fisherman on 
  • Martin Alan ‘Marty’ Lincoln
    Martin Alan Lincoln, age 73, of Plano, Ill., passed into his Lord’s arms on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at Amita (Mercy) Hospital in Aurora, Ill., from a decade-long battle with cancer.
    He was born on
  • It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Frank Earl James in Elburn, Ill., on Sunday, May 3, 2020, from natural causes. He died peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Frank was just 10 days shy of his 85th year.

    Beloved husband and best friend of
  • Natholene L. “Nattie” Lip­ski (neé Rose) of Meno­monee Falls and Three Lakes died Monday, May 11, 2020. She was 94.

    She was born Aug. 23, 1925.     

    Mrs. Lipski retired as
  • Robert J. Mendlesky
    Robert J. Mendlesky, 74, a Fond du Lac, Wis. native and current Eagle River, Wis. resident, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 1, 2020, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis. Bob had been fighting courageously to overcome leukemia since last year.
    He was born in
  • Thomas E. ‘Tom’ Martens
    Thomas E. “Tom” Martens, 71, of St. Germain, Wis., died peacefully on Thurs­day, May 14, 2020, after complications due to a recent surgery.

    Tom was born on Aug. 11, 1948, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Harry and Carroll (Koeckritz) Martens.

    He married
  • Irene T. (née Kaminski) Range died May 9, 2020.
    Irene was born in Chicago, Ill., on April 5, 1930, to Alex and Anna Kaminski.
    In the early 1930s, the
  • Alfred J. “Tick” Ray, a lifelong resident of Phelps, died Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at his home. He was 40. 
    Mr. Ray was born March 31, 1980, in Phelps to Pat Crass.
    He enjoyed
  • Alan Joseph Stys died Tuesday, May 12, 2020. He was 73.

    He was born March 13, 1947.

    Mr. Stys is 
  • Edith L. Thompson
    Edith L. (Koskelin) Thompson, 92, passed away peacefully at Norlite Nursing Cen­ter on Friday, May 15, 2020.
    Edith was born the daughter of Frank and Selma (Wiirtenen) Koskelin in Eagle River, Wis., on Jan. 5, 1928.
    Edith was joined in marriage to
  • Marcia Ward
    Marcia Ward, a resident of Three Lakes, died Saturday, May 9, 2020, at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff. She was 83. 
    Mrs. Ward was born July 10, 1936, in Milwaukee, to Earl and Carolyn Mekelburg.
    She married
  • Carol Elizabeth Bardenwerper

    July 9, 1922 - April 30, 2020

    Wauwa­tosa, WIS. — Carol Eli­zabeth Bardenwerper, age 97, was born to eternal life April 30, 2020.
    Beloved wife of the late