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  • George Garbus
    George Garbus, age 95, a resident of Eagle River, Wis., died on Tuesday Oct. 20, 2020, at Friendly Village Nursing Home.
    He was born in Belarus on Jan. 14, 1925, to Anton and Klawdia Garbus. 
    George served in the U.S. Army in
  • Shirley Irene Janet
    Shirley Irene Janet, a longtime resident of Eagle River, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. She was 95. 

    She was born Aug. 1, 1925, in Chicago, to Martha and Ervin Johnson. 

    She worked for
  • Mariann Williams Kelly
    Mariann Williams Kelly, born in Chicago, Ill., on Dec. 23, 1920, passed away peacefully at home in East Norwalk, Conn., on Oct. 22, 2020, at the age of 99. 

    She was proud of her deep roots in
  • Edward Albert “Ed” Wake­lyn, a resident of Waukegan, Ill., and summer resident of Conover, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. He was 55. 

    He was born July 9, 1965, in Jacksonville, Fla., to William and Mary Wakelyn. 

    Mr. Wakelyn worked as a
  • Joseph ‘Joe’ Brezovar
    Joseph “Joe” Brezovar of Eagle River died Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, at Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhine­lander. He was 82. 

    He was born Aug. 2, 1938, in Milwaukee. 

    Mr. Brezovar was
  • Clifford ‘Marv’ Erickson
    Clifford “Marv” Erickson, a recent resi­dent of Conover, Wis., died Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, at his home. He was 84.
    Marv was born August 18, 1936, in Superior, Wis., to Chet and Nellie Erickson.  
    He graduated from
  • Jeffrey A. Schumacher
    Jeffrey A. Schumac­her, age 67, of Three Lakes, Wis., passed away peacefully with family by his side on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Appleton, Wis., after a short battle with cancer.
    He was born on
  • Susan Lynn ‘Sue’ Klessig
    Susan Lynn “Sue” Kles­sig died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, at Howard Young Medical Center in Wood­ruff. She was 74.

    She was born Nov. 17, 1945, in Villa Park, Ill. 

    Her family vacationed in Eagle River, where she met
  • Katharine McMillan
    Katharine Frankenthal McMillan, 86, of South Burlington, Vt., died Tues­day, Sept. 1, 2020. She was at Long Lake in Phelps, Wis. (God’s country, as she called it), the summer home of her family since 1920. She was surrounded by children, grandchildren, and pets. 
    She was born
  • Beverley Ada Fabian
    Beverley Ada (née Schilling) Fabian, age 82, of Say­ner, Wis., passed away peacefully on Oct. 16, 2020, at Marshfield Medical Center, after suffering a stroke.
    Beverley was born in
  • Diane Marie Gleason
    Diane Marie Gleason, age 77, of Eagle River, Wis., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at Mile­stone Senior Living, with her husband by her side. 
    Diane was born to parents, Daniel and Marion (Erickson) Burkholder on Feb. 11, 1943, in Madison, Wis.
    Following graduation from
  • Bruce Thomas Gensler
    Bruce Thomas Gensler, 55, passed away suddenly while in Door County on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020.
    Bruce was born in Rhinelander, Wis., to George and Marilyn (Moussette) Gensler.
    He attended school in
  • Susan Lynn ‘Sue’ Klessig
    Susan Lynn “Sue” Kles­sig died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, at Howard Young Medical Center in Wood­ruff. She was 54.

    She was born Nov. 17, 1945, in Villa Park, Ill. 

    Her family vacationed in
  • Dave William Cyrtmus
    Dave William Cyrt­mus was born on a rainy Palm Sunday, March 29, 1942, in Milwaukee, Wis., to the late Lillian Schmitz, and passed away Thursday, Oct.1, 2020. His mother married and divorced his father before he was born, so he never met his real dad.
    He was adopted by his stepfather, Marlyn Cyrtmus, when he was
  • Bruce Gensler, a resident of Three Lakes, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. He was 55. 
    A memorial service will be held at a later date. 
    A complete obituary will appear in
  • Terry Ingraham, a resident of Eagle River, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at his home. He was 76. 

    He was born Jan. 4, 1944, in Joliet, Ill., to Lyle and Elizabeth Ingraham. 

    Mr. Ingraham graduated from
  • Alan Spaulding Renfrew Jr.
    Alan Spaulding Renfrew Jr. passed away at Lake Shore Assisted Living, Lake Tomahawk, Wis., on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020.
    Alan was born in Waterbury, Conn., on Sept. 9, 1936, to the late Alan S. and Norma (Estes) Renfrew.
    He was the husband and best bud to
  • Joyce Wyant, a resident of Phelps, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was 70. 

    She was born Sept. 5, 1950, in West Bend, to Robert and Gertrude Dab­ringer. 

    Mrs. Wyant worked as a
  • Edwin William Schulz Jr.
    Edwin William Schulz Jr. of Three Lakes, Wis., died on Sept. 23, 2020, at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Green Bay, Wis.
    Ed was born on Jan. 4, 1952, to Edwin William and Grace Hilda Schulz.
    He married the love of his life, Mary Patricia, née Lynch, on
  • C. Robert ‘Bob’ Thompson
    C. Robert “Bob” Thomp­son of Three Lakes, Wis., passed away peacefully on Sept. 29, 2020, at 85.
    Bob was born Sept. 20, 1935, in Dixon, Ill., and at age 6 moved to Milwaukee, Wis., where he would spend the balance of his childhood.
    He attended
  • Bill Wante, age 86, of Eagle River, Wis., died on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at his home.
    He was born on Oct. 7, 1933, in St. Niklaas, Belgium, to Oscar and Colea (née Verdonck) Wante. 
    Bill and his parents migrated to the USA in
  • Martha Andeen
    Martha Andeen entered life eternal on Sept. 20, 2020, at the age of 99.
    She was born on May 1, 1921, in Blackstone, Ill., to Oscar and Edith (Karlsson) Helander.
    She grew up in
  • Mark A. Boyer
    Mark A. Boyer, of Middleton and formerly of Sugar Camp, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madi­son, surrounded by his family. He was 48.
    Mr. Boyer was born
  • Sarah Louise Ewing
    Sarah Louise Ewing, age 85, a resident of Three Lakes, Wis., died and went to her eternal home with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.
    She was born in
  • Stanton Kallaak died Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at his home in Yuma, Ariz. He was 75.

    He was born Nov. 24, 1944, in Ontonagon, Mich. 

    He was raised in
  • Deborah Reid
    Deborah Reid completed her journey to that One Particular Harbor on the morning of Sept. 26, 2020, at the age of 61.
    She leaves behind many that are Growing Older But Not Up, including her husband of 41 years, Joe; her parents, Mary Lou and Don; her children, M.J. (Cory) and Joe (Tami); her grandchildren, Faith, Finley, Journey, Reid and Rocco; and her sisters, Terrie (Barry), Karen (Scott) and
  • Butch Simac
    Butch Simac finished his work here on Earth on Sept. 24, 2020.
    He spent his entire life doing his best to help others and achieve the goals he believed God had requested him to complete.
    He set the bar very high for
  • Robert J. Gelling
    Robert J. Gelling, age 78, passed away Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at home with family.
    Bob was born in Chicago, Ill., on Feb. 2, 1942, to Frank and Florence Gelling. 
    Bob loved his
  • Tarryl Leon Janik Sr.
    Tarryl Leon Janik Sr., also known as Terry Janik, a resident of Pine River Wis., passed away in the comfort of family on Aug. 27, 2020, at the age of 74 years old.  

    Terry was preceded in death by
  • Thomas Wesley “Tim” Juday, 92, died peacefully on Sept. 16, 2020, following a heart attack.
    Tim spent his last years at Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community in Muskego, Wis., where he lived very happily.
    Tim was born 
  • A memorial gathering for Karen Jane Schwartz  (née Webb) of St. Germain will be held Friday, Sept. 25, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Nimsgern Funeral Home Chapel in Woodruff.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Mrs. Schwartz can be sent to
  • A memorial service for Clark “Snooker” DeWitt will be held Saturday, Sept. 26, at 1 p.m. at the pavilion in Sayner. 
    Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. 
    Mr. DeWitt died
  • Norma Brickman died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, at Friendly Village in Rhine­lander. She was 94. 

    She was born June 17, 1926, in Marshalltown, Iowa, to Verl and Lilly Moorman. 

    She enjoyed
  • Daniel L. Kinner
    Daniel L. Kinner, age 81, passed away Sept. 10, 2020, at Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital.
    Dan was born to Lawrence and Stella Kinner in Alvin, Wis., on Dec. 15, 1938. 
    Dan was
  • Karen Jane Schwartz
    Karen Jane (Webb) Schwartz, age 69, of St. Germain, Wis., died on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, at River­view Health Services in Tomahawk, Wis.
    Karen was born on June 25, 1951, in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of James and Mary Jane Webb.
    Karen graduated from
  • Virginia Marie ‘Ginny’ Wissing
    Virginia Marie  “Ginny” Wissing, a resident of St. Germain since 1987 and formerly of Wauwatosa, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. She was 95.
    Mrs. Wissing was born Aug. 10, 1925, in Milwaukee, to Frances and John Wawrzyniakowski.
    She lived through the Great Depression and
  • A memorial service for Eileen Champeny will be held Friday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church in Eagle River. 

    Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in St. Peter Cemetery following the service. 

    In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to
  • Janice N. Brosseau
    Janice N. Brosseau, age 78, a 20-year resident of Land O’ Lakes, Wis., passed away on Thursday evening, Aug. 27, 2020, at her home with her family at her side and under the care of Ascension Dr. Kate Hospice.
    Janice was born in
  • Mary Byrns, a resident of St. Germain, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, at her home. She was 98. 

    She was born Jan. 6, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to James and Katherine Smyth.

    Ms. Byrns is survived by
  • Art ‘A.J.’ Jarocki
    Art Jarocki, “A.J.,” a resident of Eagle River, died Sunday, July 5, 2020 at his home. He was 78. 
    He was born June 17, 1942, in Abbotsford, to Walter and Mary Jarocki. 
    Mr. Jarocki owned and operated 
  • Frank F. Schauer, a resident of Alvin, died Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, at his home. He was 90. 

    He was born July 8, 1930, in Antigo to Frank and Fern Schauer of Summit Lake. 

    Mr. Schauer served in
  • A graveside service for Arthur D. Hruska will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. at St. Peter Cemetery in Eagle River. 

    Mr. Hruska died Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, after a brief illness. 

    The family asks that
  • David Alan Meyer Sr.
    David Alan Meyer Sr., 73, passed away unexpectedly at home on Aug. 25, 2020.
    David was born July 4, 1947, and raised in Chicago, Ill.
    He was preceded in death by
  • Thomas Anthony “Tom” Neddo died peacefully at home on Aug. 24, 2020, in Eagle River, Wis., at the age of 81. 
    Tom is survived by his wife, Joyce; children, Barb (John) Brooker, Lori (Dave) Gall, Tom Neddo Jr. (Barb), Debbie Neddo, Julie Neddo (Darwyn Aberly), Jeff Neddo (Vicki), and
  • Gladys Lee Onsted
    Gladys Lee Onsted, 73, of Sebring, Fla., passed peacefully from this life at Good Shep­herd Hospice on Aug. 24, 2020.

    Gladys was born May 1, 1947, in Chicago, Ill., and raised in Eagle River, Wis.

    She is survived by
  • Mark J. Rottier
    Mark J. Rottier, 57, of Iron River, Mich., passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 24, 2020.  
    He was born to Donald and Barbara Rottier on July 27, 1963.
    Mark graduated from
  • Robert ‘Bob’ Winblad
    Robert “Bob” Winblad, age 80, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020.
    He was born in Chicago, Ill., on Oct. 19, 1939, to Martin and Elizabeth Winblad. 
    Bob served in
  • A Mass of Christian Burial for Nancy Olechowski will be held Saturday, Sept. 5, at 11 a.m. at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Three Lakes.
    Visitation will be one hour prior to the service and interment will be in the Three Lakes Cemetery following the service. 
    Attendees are 
  • James David ‘Jim’ Bowman Jr.
    James David “Jim” Bowman Jr. of Eagle River died Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, at Milestone Senior Living in Eagle River after a brief illness. He was 81.
    He was born Oct. 11, 1938, in Modesto, Calif., to James David Sr. and Gertrude G. Bowman. 
    Mr. Bowman was a graduate of
  • Kyle Hanson
    Kyle Hanson, age 33, of Rhine­lan­der, Wis., passed away on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Eagle River, Wis.
    He will be dearly missed by his mother, Mary L. Hanson of Eagle River; sister, Kristen Hanson of Racine, Wis.; brother, Kolten (Ashlynn) Hanson of Utah; brothers from other mothers, Jesse Schneider of
  • Robert W. ‘Bobby’ Moser Jr.
    Robert  W. “Bobby” Moser Jr., a kind, caring man, passed away unexpectedly at his home in the town of St. Germain, Wis., on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, at the age of 49.
    Bob entered this world on
  • Helen Jane Austreng
    Helen Jane Austreng, age 88, of Hor­ton­ville, Wis., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.
    Helen was born on July 26, 1932 in Center, Wis., to Aloysius and Alice (Garrity) Hooyman.
    Upon graduating from Hortonville High School, she attended
  • Laurayne A. Conway
    Laurayne A. Conway of Eagle River died Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, at Seasons of Life Hospice in Woodruff. She was 82. 
    She was born Nov. 12, 1937, and spent her childhood in McHenry Co., Ill.  
    After graduating from
  • Theodore R. ‘Ted’ DeRuiter
    Theodore R. DeRuiter, age 78, a resident of St. Germain, Wis., and formally of Brookfield, Wis., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, at Jefferson Memory Care in Jefferson, Wis.
    Ted was born in
  • Patrick Colin McKeever
    Patrick Colin Mc­Keever, 52, was named after his father, but everyone knew him as Colin.
    Born May 29, 1968, in La Crosse, Wis., and soon adopted by Patrick D. and Joan McKeever. Colin was the middle child in a loving home along with siblings, Erin and
  • Nancy Olechowski
    Nancy Olechowski (née Klou­da), age 85, a resident
    of Three Lakes, Wis., for 49 years, died Aug. 16, 2020.
    Nancy was born on
  • Vicky L. (née) Slizewski Remington died Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, at Angel’s Grace Hospice in Oconomowoc. She was 67. 
    She was born Feb. 20, 1953, in Eagle River, to Lyle and Lorraine Slizewski.
    Ms. Remington graduated from
  • Dorothy ‘Dede’ McGovern Dierickx
    Dorothy “Dede” McGovern Dierickx, a longtime summer resident of Watersmeet, Mich., died Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. She was 91.

    She was born March 22, 1929, in Chicago, Ill.

    Mrs. Dierickx retired from
  •  Gerald L. ‘Jerry’ Dierking
    FLORENCE, MONT.  -  Ger­ald L. Dierking, 90, while at his home in Florence, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020.
    He was born Dec. 17, 1929, in Elgin, Ill., the son of the late Harold and Hazel Dierking.
    Gerald “Jerry” was raised in
  • Lance A. Hittman, a resident of West Bend, died unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, at his summer home in Three Lakes. He was 77.
    He was a longtime teacher, coach and builder. 
    Due to current restrictions, services for Mr. Hittman will be held
  • Marilyn W. Walters
    Marilyn W. Walters died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at her residence. She was 89.
    She was born March 16, 1931, in Joliet, Ill., to Mabel and Walter Welsch. 
    She married
  • 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