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  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018 11:50 AM
    Marie Eifert, age 92, a resident of Eagle River, Wis., since 1993, and formerly of Wauwatosa, Wis., passed away on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at Friendly Village Nursing Home in Rhinelander, Wis.
    Marie was born on May 29, 1925, in Star Lake, Wis., to Walter and Alice Erickson.
    She served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Seaman 1st Class.
    Marie enjoyed knitting, sewing, stitching, quilting, baking and cooking. She was a crafter at the Senior Craft Center in Eagle River.
    Marie was inducted into the
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018 11:49 AM
    Norman Favorite, a resident of Eagle River, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at Rennes Health & Rehab Center in Rhinelander. He was 87. 

    Visitation will be held Saturday, March 3, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Eagle River. Services will follow at 11 a.m. 

    A complete obituary will appear in next week’s edition.

    Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River is serving the family. 
  • Kathlyn ‘Kathy’ Gruhn
    Tuesday, February 20, 2018 11:48 AM
    Kathlyn “Kathy” Gruhn, age 88, a resident of Three Lakes, Wis., since 2002, and formerly of Waupun, Wis., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

    She was born on July 19, 1929, in Fond du Lac County to Daniel and Frances Holterman.

    She was a 1947 graduate of Waupun High School and attended the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

    She married the love of her life, Gerald “Jerry” Gruhn, on April 30, 1948, in Waupun.

    She and her husband owned and operated
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018 11:47 AM
    Mary Louise Johnson, 91, of Elkhorn, Wis., formerly of Madison, Wis., passed away late Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn. 

    Mary was born in Racine to the late Paul “Ray” and Myrtle (née Griffith) Olson on Nov. 15, 1926. 

    Mary attended Washington Park High School, graduating in the class of 1943. 

    She was united in marriage to Norman A. Johnson on May 31, 1947, in Racine. They started their marriage in Racine later moving to Madison, where they owned and operated
  • Paul Dean Johnson
    Tuesday, February 20, 2018 11:46 AM
    Paul Dean Johnson of Mount Morris died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at Theda Clark Regional Medical Center in Neenah. He was 71.
    Mr. Johnson was born Nov. 7, 1946, in Indianapolis, Ind., to Dean and Wilma (née Houston) Johnson. The son of an Air Force mechanic, he moved around before the family settled in Lincoln, Neb.
    Mr. Johnson graduated from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., in June 1968, with a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy. He graduated from Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. in 1972, with a Master of Divinity, and he then graduated from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln with a master’s degree in
  • Rose Marie Paremski
    Tuesday, February 20, 2018 11:45 AM
    Rose Marie Parem­ski, age 70, a resident of Three Lakes, Wis., since 1970, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at Ascension St. Clare’s Hospital in Weston, Wis.  

    Rose Marie was born on July 17, 1947, in Marinette, Wis., to Robert and Leona Paul.  

    She was a graduate of Marinette Catholic Central in Marinette, and received her bachelor’s degree from UW-Stout in 1970.

    She married her husband, Don, on Dec. 30, 1976, in Three Lakes.

    She was
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018 11:44 AM
    Harold “Phil” Phillips passed away peacefully Feb. 1, 2018.  
    He was born May 22, 1933, in Aurora, Ill., to Edward and Sarah and raised in their home in Naperville, Ill.  
    Phil was a graduate of Naperville High School where he excelled in many sports, notably football.
    Phil enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1952 and was attached to the 809th Engineering Aviation Battalion. He served in Korea and Guam.  He was honorably discharged in June 1955.
    Upon returning home he
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018 11:43 AM
    VALPARAISO, IND. — Vivian (née Orth) Riedel passed away Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at The Willows in Valparaiso at the age of 88 and was greeted in heaven by her husband, Marcus Riedel, and a pack of pets. 

    She is remembered as a caring person who touched people, animals and plants alike. An expert gardener, her homes became casually known as botanical gardens and refuges for all animals. She was never without a dog and believed they never begged, just made themselves “available.” 

    Born in Chicago in 1929, Vivian spent much of her childhood crafting, and never met a craft she couldn’t master. 

    She loved sharing her skills and creations with everyone, and
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018 11:42 AM
    Lionel J. Wisniewski found peace on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, age 96 years.  
    Preceded in death by loving wife, Cornelia Wisniewski.  
    Loving father of Wayne (Lorie) Wisniewski, and Marlene (George) Wasshausen.  Special grandfather of eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Brother of Edmund Wisniewski and Hubert “Fritz” Wisniewski. Further survived by other relatives and friends.
    In keeping with the wishes of Lionel, there will be no funeral services.
    In lieu of flowers or cards, donations to
  • Adrian Ewalt Sommer
    Tuesday, February 20, 2018 11:41 AM
    Adrian Ewalt Sommer, 89, formerly of Dale, Wis., passed away on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at Brew­ster Village, Appleton, Wis.

    He lived most of his life in the Dale area before retiring to Three Lakes, Wis.  In 2016, he and Nila made the move south and were residents of TouchMark, Appleton.

    He was born on Feb. 8, 1929, to Ewalt (Fat) Sommer and Martha (Beckman) Sommer.

    Adrian graduated from Washington High School in New London.

    He married
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