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  • James G. ‘Musky Jim’ Chamberlin
    James G. “Musky Jim” Chamberlin, age 91, a longtime resident of Eagle River, Wis., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.
    He was born in Mundelein, Ill., on April 12, 1928, to Herbert and Cora Chamberlin.
    Jim served in the
  • Harold A. Johnson
    Harold A. Johnson, an Eagle River resident for the past 60 years, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at his home. He was 93.
    Mr. Johnson worked for the Vilas County Highway Department as a patrolman for 20 years, serving as union president for several years before retiring. He also worked for
  • Marjorie “Marge” Wykoski, age 96, a longtime resident of Three Lakes, Wis., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at Milestone in Eagle River, Wis.
    She was born in Iron River, Mich., on Aug. 20, 1923, to William and Emma Davis.
    Marge worked for
  • Guenther Kolb
    Guenther Kolb of Barneveld, Wis., and longtime summer resident of Eagle River, Wis., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at Attic Angel Health Center in Middleton, Wis.

    He was born on
  • Fred Orville Meurer
    Fred Or­ville Meurer, age 96, passed away on Oct. 28, 2019, in Verona, Wis.
    Fred was born on June 1, 1923, in Milwaukee, Wis., to C. Fred and Clara (Burckhardt) Meurer.
    He was preceded in death by
  • George A. Slivinski
    George A. Slivinski, a resident of Three Lakes since 1976, died at his home Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. He was 71.
    He was born Oct. 2, 1948, in Chicago, Ill., to George P. and Alice Slivinski.
    He was a 1966 graduate of
  • Gail Stevens
    Gail Ste­vens, age 66, a resident of Eagle River, Wis., and formerly of Slinger, Wis., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, at the Ascension Eagle River Hospital.
    Gail was born on
  • Patricia ‘Pat’ Williquette
    Patricia “Pat” Williquette, a 46-year resident of Eagle River, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. She was 86. 

    She was born April 16, 1933, in Green Bay to Martin and Edna Van Veghel.

    Her occupation for most of her life was
  • David Joseph Aberly
    David Joseph Aber­ly, age 73, a resident of Land O’ Lakes, Wis., for over 50 years, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, at his home.
    David was born on June 7, 1946, in Crystal Falls, Mich., to Kenneth and Gladys Aberly.
    He joined the U.S. Army and served during
  • March 5, 1930 - Oct. 19, 2019

    Hazel Olson Christensen passed away peacefully at her beloved St. Germain home on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019.
    Hazel was a very active member of the town of

  • Paul Jorgensen,a longtime resident of Eagle River, died at his home Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. He was 84. 
    Mr. Jorgensen was born  March 5, 1935. 
    Arrangements are
  • Linda Susan Liebelt
    Linda Su­san Liebelt, 70, of Eagle River, Wis., passed away peacefully at home Thurs­day, Oct. 24, 2019.
    She was born Aug. 9, 1949, in Milwaukee, Wis.
    “Auntie Minnie” was a longtime resident of
  • Nancy Paul, a resident of Eagle River for the last eight years and formerly of Chicago, Ill., died Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. She was 54.
    Mrs. Paul was born Dec. 25, 1964, in Marathon, Fla., to George and Rosemary Aldret.  
    She worked at
  • Shari R. Tyndall
    Shari R. Tyndall, age 68, of Sheboygan, Wis., and Three Lakes, Wis., passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at Ascension Eagle River Hospital with her beloved husband, Gary, by her side.

    She was born on
  • James W. Adams
    James W. Adams, 97, of Schofield, Wis., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Marshfield Medical Center, after a brief illness surrounded by his family.
    He was born in Schofield on
  • Marion Adams
    Marion Adams, formerly of St. Germain, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, in Whitefish, Mont. She was 94. 
    Mrs. Adams spent the last 14 years of her life living with her daughter, Peg, in Columbia Falls, Mont.
    She enjoyed
  • Herman L. “Butch” Burback of West Allis, Wis., born Oct. 28, 1942, entered Eternal Life on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at the age of 76.

    A longtime resident of Three Lakes, Wis., and Milwaukee, Wis., Butch was an avid fisherman and devoted father and grandfather.

    Loving father of
  • Jeffrey J. Laux, 67, of Three Lakes, Wis., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019.

    Born on March 13, 1952, he was the son of George and Phyllis (née Block) Laux.

    His early life was spent in
  • The family of Doris (Richter) Marquard would like you to know that her time on earth is done. She received a call from God on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, and peacefully slipped away from the people and places she loved.  She was 91 years young at the time of her departure.
    Today she’s in heaven planting
  • Ralph Robert ‘Bud’ May
    Ralph Robert “Bud” May of St. Germain died Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at Milestone Senior Living in Woodruff. He was 92.

    Mr. May was born March 10, 1927, in Barton to Peter and Alma May. 

    He served in the
  • Mary A. Nysted
    Mary A. Nysted, age 87, of Birchwood, Wis., soared On Eagle’s Wings (a favorite hymn) to heaven on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.
    Funeral services will be held at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Loyal, Wis., with the Rev. Kristi Ursin officiating, and burial will follow in the
  • Verne Allen ‘Frenchy’ St. Pierre
    Verne Allen “Frenchy” St. Pierre , age 64, of Phelps, Wis., passed away un­expectedly Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019.
    He was born on Nov. 30, 1954, in Burlington, Wis., to Charles and Martha Alpha Davis. 
    Frenchy was an honorable member of the
  • OREGON/ST. GERMAIN — Randolph John “Randy” “Scheppedog” Schepp Sr., age 70, of Oregon, Wis., and St. Germain, Wis., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at his home in St. Germain.
    He was born on
  • James ‘Jim’ Wierichs
    James William  “Jim” Wier­ichs died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at Dianne’s Home in the North Woods in Eagle River. He was 87.

    Mr. Wierichs was born April 10, 1932, in Conover to George Louis and Anna Mary (née Schroeder) Wierichs.

    He graduated from
  • William “Bill” Bull died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at Howard Young Medical Center. He was 84.

    Mr. Bull was born Jan. 3, 1935, in Chicago, Ill., to William and Theresa Bull.

    He served in
  • Gordon C. ‘Gordy’ Kollauf
    Gordon C. “Gordy” Kollauf of Menomonee Falls, Wis., was called home and answered the Lord’s calling on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, age 82. He was born Nov. 8, 1936.
    Beloved and devoted husband of
  • Judith Lou Nigbur of St. Germain died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. She was 86.
    She was born July 16, 1933, in Horicon to Armond and Adeline (née Nungessor) Genzmer. 
    She married
  • Randolph J. “Randy” Schepp Sr. of St. Germain and formerly of Oregon, Wis., died unexpectedly Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at his residence. He was 70.
    Funeral arrangements are pending and a complete obituary will appear in a later edition.
    Gunderson Funeral and Cremation Care of Oregon is serving the family.
  • Constance Patricia “Connie” Spafford, age 81, of Eagle River, Wis., passed away on Oct. 9, 2019.
    She was born July 4, 1938, in Eagle River, to Robert and Caroline (Mattek) Croker.
    Connie graduated from the
  • Vern “Frenchie” St. Pierre, a resident of Phelps, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. He was 64. 

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

    Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River is serving the family.
  • Jerome E. “Jerry” Schumacher of Three Lakes died at his home Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. He was 78.

    He was a Milwaukee Police officer before moving to Eagle River to follow his dream of living up north. He later took on the role of motel proprietor for
  • Richard ‘Rick’ Whitehead
    Richard “Rick” Whitehead, age 66, a lifelong resident of Phelps, Wis., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at Seasons of Life.
    He was born in Phelps on May 19, 1953, to Robert and Joyce Whitehead.
    Rick worked as a
  • Kathleen Ann Faber of Eagle River and formerly of Wheeling, Ill., died Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield. She was 69.

    Ms. Faber was born Sept. 1, 1950, in Chicago, Ill.

    She was preceded in death by
  • Larry L. Mueller
    Larry L. Mueller Jr., age 47, of Edgar, Wis., passed away on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at Ascension Saint Clare’s Hospital in Weston, Wis. 
    His memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at Saint John’s Lutheran Church, 120500 County Road N, Edgar, with the Rev. Josh
  • Gloria J. Olson
    Gloria J. Olson, a 33-year resident of Phelps, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at her home. She was 62.
    She was born Aug. 23, 1957, in Stanley to Nick and Marjorie Peleschak. 
    Mrs. Olson worked at
  • Randall B. Roeske
    Randall B. Roeske, age 77, of Gladstone, Mich., passed away Sunday eve­ning, Sept. 29, 2019, at his residence.
    Randy was born Sept. 4, 1942, in Eagle River, Wis., the son of Harold and Helen (Benson) Roeske.
    He was raised in
  • Arnold H. ‘Arnie’ Gink
    Arnold H. “Arnie” Gink, 84, of Madison, Wis., passed away on Sept. 24, 2019, at Aurora Medical Center Hospital in Ke­no­sha, Wis.
    Arnie was born on April 18, 1935, to Harry and Elsie (Schwartz) Gink in Madison.
    He was a graduate of
  • Bonnie Lou Gravedoni
    Bonnie Lou Gravedoni of Eagle River, and formerly of Ishpeming, Mich., died Friday, Sept. 20, at Aspirus Wau­sau Hospital in Wausau. She was 70.

    Mrs. Gravedoni was born May 30, 1949, in Munising, Mich., to the late Corinne (née Johnson) Baldini and Matthew Isotalo.

    She and her late husband, James, owned
  • Dolores “Dolly” Harrington, born April 2, 1925, entered eternal life on Jan. 9, 2019.

    Dolly resided in St. Germain, Wis., Eagle River, Wis., and the past years at Rennes Health and Rehab Center in Rhinelander, Wis.

    She was a member of
  • Dan Ingraham died Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at Marshfield Medical Center. He was 69.
    Mr. Ingraham was born May 23, 1950, in Joliet, Ill., to Lyle and Elizabeth Ingraham.
    He graduated from
  • James A. Rux of St. Germain died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at his home. He was 56.
    Mr. Rux was born April 5, 1963, in Woodruff, to Judith (née Schilling) and Eugene Rux Sr. 
    He loved his
  • Norma G. Spurgeon
    Norma G. Spurgeon, age 79, a 40-year resident of Phelps, Wis., passed away at Aspirus Wau­sau Hospital in Wausau, Wis., on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019.
    Norma was born on
  • 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 the
  • Cecelia Bittenbender, age 76, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at her home surrounded by family.
    She was born in Laona, Wis., on Jan. 9, 1943, to parents Budd and Audrey Greenman.
    Ceil was preceded in death by
  • Roy DeFreece Jr.
    Roy DeFreece Jr., a resident of Phelps since 1995 and formerly of Oak Brook Terrace, Ill., died Wednesday Sept. 18, 2019, at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff. He was 88.
    He was born
  • Ruth Frauenfelder
    Ruth Frau­enfelder was born to eternal life surrounded by her devoted daughters at Ascen­sion Eagle River Hospital on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, age 90.
    She is survived by
  • Fred D. Kauzlaric
    Fred D. Kauzlaric, a lifelong resident of Eagle River, died at his home Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. He was 84.

    He was born Dec. 4, 1934, in Eagle River to David and Anna Kauzlaric.

    He was a
  • Mark Donald Hiller
    Mark Don­ald Hiller, age 57, passed away on Sept. 17, 2019, at Aspirus Wau­sau Hospital. He was surrounded by his loving family as he returned to heaven. He was a resident of St. Germain, Wis.
    Mark was born
  • Ralph Meunier died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at Seasons of Life in Woodruff. He was 83. 

    Mr. Meunier was born Dec. 20, 1935, in the town of Richfield, to Arthur and Helen Meunier.

    He married
  • Benjamin P. Ryskiewicz of St. Germain died Monday, Sept. 16, at his residence with his family by his side. He was 79.

    Mr. Ryskiewicz was born Jan. 18, 1940, in Mosinee to Benjamin and Mary (née Pryga) Ryskiewicz.

    He married
  • Edward R. Seiter Jr., 71, a longtime resident of Conover, Wis., and Sayner, Wis., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at Friendly Village in Rhinelander, Wis.
    Edward was born in
  • 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