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  • James ‘Jim’ Lee Espeseth
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:15 AM
    James “Jim” Lee Espeseth, a resident of Wisconsin Veterans Home at King, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. He was 78.
    He was born May 5, 1938, in Ironwood, Mich., as James Lee Boring to Carrie A. Childers and Henry C. Boring. 
    At the age of 3, he was adopted by Helen E. Minkley and Espen S. Espeseth, former owners of Sayner Lodge in Sayner.  
    Mr. Espeseth attended schools in Eagle River and Western Military Academy in Alton, Ill., where he graduated in 1956.
    He served in the 
  • William ‘Bill’ Ferger
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:14 AM
    Madison/St. Germain, Wis. — William “Bill” Ferger, age 90, left this world peace­fully, surrounded by his five children on Feb. 14, 2017. Dad lived a life full of love and accomplishments.
    Bill was born to Elizabeth and John Ferger in Madison, Wis., on June 6, 1926.
    Bill attended Central High School and then enlisted in the Navy, shortly before his 18th birthday.
    After his tour of duty, Bill returned to
  • J. Stuart ‘Stu’ Fondrie
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:13 AM
    J. Stuart “Stu” Fondrie went to his great reward, whatever it might be, on Feb. 13, 2017, in Madison, Wis., at the young age of 88. 
    He was born Feb. 5, 1929, in Milwaukee, the second son of Winifred and Gus Fondrie, and moved to Reedsburg with his parents and brother, Dick, in 1933, where his father became president of the Reedsburg Bank.
    Stu graduated and was president of his class of 1947 at Reedsburg High School, where he was active in all sports, bands and choruses, and was a hurdler placing second in the
  • Mark Lawrence Hoffman
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:12 AM
    Mark Lawrence Hoff­man, age 56, a resident of Eagle River, Wis., since 1985 and formerly of Green Bay, Wis., passed away on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at his home.
    Mark was born in Green Bay on April 16, 1960, to Lawrence and Bonita Hoffman.
    He was a graduate of Preble High School in 1978.
    Mark married his wife, Gayle, on May 8, 1982, in Milwaukee.
    Mark worked for
  • Peter Clayton Houle
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:11 AM
    Peter Clayton Houle returned to his heavenly home on Feb. 16, 2017, at the age of 88.
    He was born on April 11, 1928, to Peter Joseph Houle and Selma Aina Maki in Munising, Mich.
    He grew up in Big Bay and Marquette, Mich.
    He married Marian Luella Cahill on March 2, 1956.  They were married 60 years and raised a family of three children, Deborah Marie, Teresa Katherine and Joseph Clayton, and have 10 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
    He served in
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:10 AM
    Barbara Krueger, of Eagle River, died Feb. 15, 2017, at her home. She was 52.
    She was born April 2, 1964, in Dubuque, Iowa, to Robert and Helen Molo.
    Mrs. Krueger enjoyed
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:09 AM
    Charlotte Marie Lovison, of St. Germain, died Friday Feb. 17, 2017, at Seasons of Life Hospice in Woodruff. She was 70.
    Mrs. Lovison was born Feb. 2, 1947, in Eagle River to Joseph Sr. and Marguerite Casey.  
    She worked for
  • Ann Mayo
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:08 AM
    Ann Ma­yo, age 103, a lifelong resident of Eagle River, Wis., died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at Rennes Health and Re­hab in Rhine­lander, Wis. 
    Mayo was born in Chicago, Ill., and her parents moved to Eagle River when she was 2.
    She lived on her family’s farm on
  • Robert V. McQuillen
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:07 AM
    Robert V. McQuillen passed away Feb. 8, 2017, in Yuma, Ariz.
    Born in Warren, Ill., on Nov. 13, 1938, the second child born to John and Florence McQuillen.
    He is survived by
  • Prue Donoghue Schroeder
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:06 AM
    On Feb. 17, 2017, Prue Donog­hue Schroe­der slipped away into the light of eternity.
    She left behind her husband of 49 years, Gerald Schroeder of St. Charles, Ill.; son, Michael of Sugar Grove, Ill.; daughter, Meehan Murphy of Fayette­ville, Ga.; grandsons, Sean Patrick Murphy and Ryan Christopher Murphy of Fayette­ville.
    She was preceded in death by
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