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  • Sharon A. Franz
    Sharon A. Franz (née Sparks) of Land O’ Lakes, Wis., passed with her husband at her side on Sept. 13, 2019.
    Sharon was born on July 2, 1948, in Rhinelander, Wis., to Jerry and Ruth Sparks. 
    Sharon graduated from
  • Edward S. Mayack
    After a brave courageous fight with cancer, Edward S. Mayack passed away on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at Marshfield Medical Center at the age of 69.
    Edward was born in Rhine­lander, Wis., on June 30, 1950, to parents Andrew and Estelle Mayack.
    He grew up in
  • Jeanette Ann Pederson of Three Lakes died Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at her home. She was 88.

    Mrs. Pederson was born Sept. 6, 1931, in Three Lakes to Edward and Etta Stanzil.

    She married
  • Walter “Wally” “Papa” Avery, age 85, a resident of Eagle River, Wis., and formerly of Brookfield, Wis., passed away on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019.

    He was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on June 18, 1934, to Claude and Adeline Avery.

    Wally worked at
  • Louise Waterman Bailey
    “Cissie” made Eagle River, Wis., home for 40 of her 82 years.

    She host­ed family and friends at Sycamore Cot­tage on Catfish Lake.

    She loved 
  • Dolores Ann Flores of Miami, Fla., and Eagle River, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. She was 91.

    Mrs. Flores was born March 5, 1928, in Chicago, Ill., to Tony and Anna Schultz.  

    Upon moving to Miami, she met
  • Carl Benjamin Grochowski
    Carl Benjamin Grochowski, 92, of Merrill, Wis., passed away on Sept. 2, 2019, surrounded by his family at Pinecrest Nursing home in Merrill.
    He was born on Aug. 18, 1927, to Anton and Mary (Wrecza) Grochowski in Milwaukee, Wis.
    He married
  • Stanley W. “Bud” Holt, age 91, of Phelps, Wis., and formerly from Naperville, Ill., entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.
    He was born in
  • Leonard N. Nysted
    Leonard N. Nysted, 92, passed away as he lived, peacefully and quietly, in his home in Eagle River, Wis. His daughter, Lynn­Ann Thomas and son-in- law, David Thomas, of Sugar Camp, Wis., were with him.  His son, Lee A. Nysted of Lake Bluff, Ill., had been there for a visit days before.
    Len was born in
  • Sharon F. Pabst
    Sharon F. Pabst (née Szlaius), 76, of St. Germain, Wis., formerly of Oak Forest, Ill., passed peacefully at home with her family by her side on Aug. 30, 2019.
    Sharon was born
  • Ione Louise Stanzil
    Ione Lou­ise Stanzil, age 91, was called home to be with the Lord on Sept. 1, 2019.
    Ione was born on Wheel­er Island in Three Lakes, Wis., on Oct. 2, 1927, to Herbert and Nettie Louise Otto. Her family eventually moved to Onalaska, Wis., where Ione was raised as eldest daughter among
  • Ronald E. Roggeman
    Ronald E. Roggeman of Phelps died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at his home. He was 84.
    Mr. Rog­ge­man was born July 8, 1935, in Norway, Mich., to Herman and Julia Roggeman. 
    He served in the U.S. Army during
  • Genevieve C. Scott
    Genevieve C. Scott, 90, of Conover, Wis., was called home by the Lord on Sept. 5, 2019, to join her loving husband of 63 years, Wilson “Scotty” Scott, who passed away Aug. 15, 2019.
    Genevieve was born
  • Sean Holtslander of Eagle River and formerly of Janes­ville, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in Sugar Camp. He was 23.

    He was born Aug. 22, 1996, in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., to Ernest and Dorothy Holtslander.

    Mr. Holtslander was a graduate of
  • Gary Mark LeMoine
    Gary Mark Le­Moine, 63, passed away peacefully at his home in the town of Pine Lake, Wis., on Aug. 26, 2019. 
    Gary was born on May 30, 1956, in Madison, Wis., to Ken and Patsy Ruth (Schoenmann) LeMoine.
    He grew up in
  • Larry T. McCaughn
    Larry T. McCaughn of Sayner died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at his home with his family by his side. He was 68. 

    Mr. McCaughn was born Jan. 22, 1951, in Tomahawk to Robert and Gladys (née Olson) McCaughn. 

    He graduated from
  • Ione L. Stanzil of Three Lakes died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at Rennes Health & Rehab Center. She was 91. 
    Visitation will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m. at the Hildebrand Funeral Home, followed by the service at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at
  • Judith Marie Braeger (Goetzke), born Jan. 29, 1943, passed Aug. 20, 2019, peacefully at home in Eagle River, Wis., at the age of 76, with her family at her side. 

    She was preceded in death by
  • Trudy Carlton
    Trudy Carlton died Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. She was 70.
    Trudy was born Dec. 4, 1948, in Cook County, Ill.
    She worked many years as a secretary at
  • William G. Davies
    William G. Davies, age 74, of Columbus, Wis., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at Randolph Health Services in Randolph, Wis. 
    He was born on March 22, 1945, in Chicago, Ill., the son of the late William and Ella (Mustonen) Davies.
    William attended the
  • George Michael Schellgell
    George Michael Schell­gell, born April 24, 1930, in Passaic, N.J., passed away peacefully on Aug. 24, 2019, at the age of 89.
    He graduated from Michigan State and spent the majority of his life in Milwaukee, Wis., where he owned Schellgell Food Service and several restaurants.
    He was a member and past president of
  • Diane K. Wirth
    Diane K. Wirth, 74, of St. Germain, Wis., passed away at Aspirus Wau­sau Hospital on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019.
    She is survived by her husband, John; three children, Jeffery (Noelle) Wirth of Woodstock, Ill., Lance (Suzanne) Wirth of St. Germain and Susan (Kenneth) Bralich of
  • Jacob ‘Jake’ Woodward
    Jacob “Jake” Woodward, a lifelong resident of Eagle River, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. He was 33. 
    Mr. Woodward was born Aug. 31, 1985, in Eagle River to Scott and Karen (neé Eftemoff) Woodward. 
    He attended
  • Nick Amschlinger
    Nick Amschlinger, age 84, a resident of Conover, Wis., and formerly of Chicago, Ill., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019.
    He was born in Yugoslavia on Sept. 7, 1934, to Nickolaus and Anna Amschlinger.
    Nick was the owner and operator of
  • Jack Charles Burnett
    Jack Char­les Burnett was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on Dec. 17, l932, and died in Seattle, Wash., on July 21, 2019.

    He graduated from Eagle River High School and continued his education at the University of Wisconsin, where he graduated as a distinguished military student with a Bachelor of Science degree in
  • Dean Culver
    Dean Culver of Eagle River, Wis., passed away Friday morning, Aug. 9, 2019, at the age of 82 years young.
    Dean’s par­ents were Edward and Eda Culver of Nelma, Wis. That is where he grew up with his brothers, Dwayne, Roger, Alton and his sister, Altamae; along with
  • William F. ‘Bill’ Kroll
    William F. “Bill” Kroll of Eagle River, Wis., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. He passed peace­fully in Hospice at Pride TLC in Weston, Wis. Bill was 77.
    Bill was born to
  • Thomas J. Drought
    Thomas J. Drought, born Dec. 4, 1932, passed away peacefully at the age of 86 on Aug. 9, 2019, in Milwaukee, Wis.
    Loving husband of Elizabeth Ann “Bette” Mayer Drought.
    Loving father of Ellen, Amy, Thomas James Jr. (TJ), James (Jim) and
  • Maurice D. Mann, a resident of Three Lakes, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, at Avanti Health Care. He was 93.
    Mr. Mann was born March 24, 1926, in Garwin, Iowa, to Roscoe and Nelle Mann.
    He served as an ensign in
  • Lucille Morris, a resident of St. Germain, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at Seasons of Life in Woodruff.  She was 97.

    She was born July 13, 1922.

    Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by
  • Wilson D. ‘Scotty’ Scott
    Wilson D. Scott, age 89, of Conover, Wis., passed away peacefully with his wife at his side at the Veterans Home in Union Grove, Wis., on Aug. 15, 2019.

    Wilson “Scotty” is survived by his wife of 63 years, Genevieve; sons, David (Jean) and John (Carrie); and many loving grandchildren; great-grandchild; sister, Carol Ann; and
  • Joey Wojtusik
    Joey Wojtusik, a poet, teacher and harmonizer, passed away at age 77 on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, surrounded by her family.
    Born in Chicago, Ill., to Carl and Vivian Muller, she was a summer vacationer who met the local athlete, Bob Wojtusik, while he was waterskiing on Townline Lake in Three Lakes, Wis. Theirs was
  • Gloria Bouck
    Gloria (née Pearson) Bouck died Wednesday, July 24, 2019. She was 81.
    Mrs. Bouck was born June 21, 1938, in Conover.
    She graduated from
  • Orlene ‘Chris’ Chrismer
    Orlene “Chris” (née Kringel) Chris­mer, 88, a native of Eagle River, Wis., passed away peacefully at home in Syracuse, N.Y., on July 10, 2019.
    Born to Hubert and Elsie Kringel, Chris grew up learning the value of hard work, lasting friendships and helping those less fortunate.
    She attended
  • Dean Culver died Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at Ascension St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. He was 82.  

    Funeral services are pending. A full obituary will appear in a future edition.

    Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River is serving the family.
  • Joseph Duffek III, a resident of Eagle River, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, at Ascension Eagle River Hospital. He was 74.
    He was born May 6, 1945, in Chicago, Ill., to Joseph and Marilyn Duffek.
    He served in the U.S. Army and worked in
  • Shawn A. Ludtke
    Shawn A. Ludtke of Conover died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Eagle River. He was 52.

    Mr. Ludt­ke was born Aug. 25, 1966, in Phelps to Gene and Joyce (née Hegemann) Ludtke.

    He graduated from
  • Cora L. Mollen
    Cora L. Mollen of St. Germain, Wis., passed away on Aug. 4, 2019, at her home sur­rounded by her loving family.
    She was born to Harvey and Marguerite (Prunty) Arndt, June 9, 1934, in Milwaukee, Wis.
    She graduated from
  • Paul Douglas Osterberg
    Paul Douglas Osterberg, 64, of Kaukauna, Wis., passed away on Aug. 5, 2019, following a courageous battle with cancer.

    He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Linda Osterberg; their children, Amanda Osterberg (Kenneth Brazil) of Appleton, Wis., and PV2 Ryan Osterberg, U.S. Army National Guard (Sarah Coenen) of
  • Raymond Joseph Shebesta
    Raymond Joseph Shebesta of North Ft. Myers, Fla., and formerly of Eagle River, Wis., joined our Lord and Savior on Feb. 10, 2019. He was 80 years old, born in Waukegan, Ill., on Aug. 31, 1938, and grew up in Libertyville, Ill.  

    On April 27, 1957, he
  • Geri Gapa, age 76, a resident of St. Germain, Wis., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at Marshfield Medical Center.
    She was born on Nov. 8, 1942, to Elmer and Audrey Olsen. 
    Geri enjoyed
  • Michael H. Giese
    Michael H. Giese, age 81, of Middleton, Wis., battled multiple medical issues the past year and passed away July 8, 2019.

    He was born March 27, 1938, in Rhinelander, Wis., to Harold and Marie (Reaganfus) Giese.

    Mike graduated from
  • Tex Hansen
    Tex Han­sen, age 80, a resident of Eagle River, Wis., passed away on Mon­day, July 29, 2019, at his home.

    He was born in Ra­cine, Wis., on Aug. 4, 1938, to Arnold and Pauline Hansen.

    Tex started working with his father at
  • Delores “Rosie” Hintz, a resident of Conover since 1992, died Saturday, July 27, 2019, at her home. She was 84.
    Mrs. Hintz was born March 1, 1935, in Butternut to Carl and Bertha Abraham.
    She was an avid
  • Joyce L. Lang
    Joyce L. Lang of Eagle River died Friday, July 26, 2019, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wau­sau. She was 61.

    Mrs. Lang was born Nov. 2, 1958, in San Fernando, Calif., to William and Dolores (Krause) Lang. 

    She was raised in
  • Donna Joy Merritt passed away Mon., July 22, 2019, at her home in St. Germain, Wis.  She was 75 years old. 
    She was born March 4, 1944, to Henry and Grace (Hock) Voss in Harvey, Ill.
    Donna is survived by
  • Michael J. Meyer
    Michael J. Meyer, a longtime resident of Three Lakes, died Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at his home. He was 65. 

    Mr. Meyer was born March 25, 1954, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Frank and Julaine Meyer.

    He worked for
  • Calvin W. Oldham
    Calvin W. Oldham, 87, of Lindenhurst, Ill., formerly of Land O’ Lakes, Wis., passed away on Aug. 1, 2019, in Lindenhurst. 
    Calvin was born on Jan. 21, 1932, in Neenah, Wis., to William and Olive Oldham. 
    Calvin was
  • VaLynda Mae Summers
    VaLynda Mae Summers of Say­ner, Wis., died Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Marshfield Medical Center.

    She was born Jan. 31, 1965, in Mitchell, S.D., to Wesley and Donna Johnson.

    She grew up on
  • Irene Thorn
    Irene Thorn, age 90, of the town of Sugar Camp, Wis., died on July 31, 2019, at Mile­stone Senior Living in Eagle River, Wis., with her loving family at her side.
    Irene was born on
  • John W. Turk
    John W. Turk of Three Lakes died Sunday, July 21, 2019, at his home. He was 72. 

    Mr. Turk served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant for two years during the Vietnam War. He earned the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnamese Campaign Medal, two Overseas Service Bars, the Army Commendation Medal and
  • Tex Hansen, a resident of Eagle River, died Tuesday, July 29, 2019, at his home. He was 80. 

    Funeral services are pending and a full obituary will appear in next week’s edition.

    Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River is serving the family.
  • VaLynda Summers, a resident of Sayner, died Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Marshfield Medical Center. She was 54. 
    A full obituary will appear in next week’s edition.
    Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River is serving the family.
  • John W. Turk of Three Lakes died Sunday, July 21, 2019, at his home. He was 72. 
    Mr. Turk served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant for two years during the Vietnam War. He earned the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnamese Campaign Medal, two Overseas Service Bars, the Army Commendation Medal and
  • George A. Welnetz
    George A. Welnetz, 92, of Eagle River, Wis., passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at Milestone Senior Living in Eagle Riv­er. 
    George was born Sept. 1, 1926, to John and Mary Welnetz in Milwaukee, Wis.
    He graduated from
  • Dorothy (Rice) Bakke
    Dorothy (Rice) Bakke died Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at St. Monica’s Senior Living in Racine. She was 94.
    Ms. Bakke spent many years in her home in Conover, where she enjoyed spending time with friends and family. She also loved animals and tending her
  • Suzanne Marie Bilkey
    Suzanne Marie (Mattson) Bilkey, age 77, of Wales, Wis., passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019, surrounded by the love of her family at East Troy Manor.

    Suzanne was born on Dec. 2, 1941, in Whitehall, Wis., to Richard and Leone (Hardie) Mattson.

    Sue graduated from
  • Janice Weeden Brownell
    Janice Weeden Brownell, 75, of Eagle River, Wis., passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, Penn., while surrounded by those who loved her.
    She was born
  • Dennis ‘Denny’ Gramins
    Dennis “Denny” Gramins, age 76, an eight-year resident of Eagle River, Wis., and formerly of Salem, Wis., and Green Bay, Wis., passed away on Friday, July 19, 2019, at his home.
    Dennis was born on
  • Lorraine Heiland
    Lorraine “Nicky” Heiland of?Three Lakes died Monday, July 1, 2019, at her home. She was 84.

    She was born Dec. 2, 1934, in Chicago, Ill., to Peter and Elsie Nykolayko.

    Mrs. Heiland graduated from
  • Dolores Kaberlein
    Dolores Kaberlein of Three Lakes, Wis., died peacefully on Sunday, July 21, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family.  She was 87.
    Dolores was born on July 16, 1932, in Chicago, Ill.
    She was a bartender at
  • Fred Peterson of Phelps died Monday, July 15, 2019, at his home. He was 60.

    Mr. Peterson was born March 19, 1959, in Phelps to Charles and Mildred Peterson.

    He worked as
  • Doris Jeanette Laking
    Doris Jean­ette Lak­ing of Wittenberg, Wis., formerly of Grant Park, Ill., died on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at the Homme Home of Wittenberg, at the age of 94. 
    She was born on
  • Allen Elmer ‘Al’ / ‘Pa’ Schroeder
    Allen El­mer “Al” / “Pa” Schroeder, 81, was called to his heavenly home unexpectedly on Sunday, July 21, 2019.
    Allen was born Aug. 11, 1937, in Momence, Ill., to Elmer and Louise Schroeder.
    He married
  • John Turk, a resident of Three Lakes, died Sunday, July 21, 2019, at his home. He was 72. 
    A full obituary will appear in next week’s edition.
    Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River is serving the family.
  • Suzanne M. Abendroth
    Suzanne Marie Abendroth, 87, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019, at Milestone Senior Living in Wood­ruff, Wis.

    She was born on Jan. 19, 1932, in Oak Park, Ill., the younger of two daughters of Charles and Florence (Holing) Jonak.

    Suzanne and her sister, Barbara, spent part of their youth in
  • Mindy Diane Clark, M.D.
    Mindy Diane Clark, M.D., age 63, born June 8, 1956, in Houston Texas, recently residing in Scottsdale Ariz., Three Lakes, Wis., and Hazelhurst Wis., passed to eternal life after a brief illness on June 24, 2019.
    Great thanks and appreciation for the heroic efforts of 
  • Sandra K. Hervat
    Sandra K. Hervat (née Monteith), of Three Lakes, Wis., and Lakeland, Fla., passed away peacefully following a brief illness on July 10, 2019, at the age of 76.
    Sandy was born on
  • Donald “Don” Jonas, age 87 years, of West Bend, Wis., formerly of Allenton, Wis., was called home to be with the Lord on July 9, 2019, at Kathy Hospice.
    Don was born on
  • Verna Kristianson
    Verna Kristianson died Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at Ascension Eagle River Hospital. She was 94.
    Mrs. Kristianson was born June 28, 1925, in Berlin to Harry and Ella Genrich.
    She grew up on a
  • Jim Nelson, age 85, a longtime resident of Three Lakes, Wis., passed away on June 20, 2019, in Elk Grove Village, Ill.
    He was born on Feb. 2, 1934, in Milwaukee, Wis.
    Jim worked as a