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  • Maxine A. Dominkowski
    Maxine A. (Jarvi) Dominkowski, age 80, went to be with the Lord on June 13, 2022, at Seasons of Life Hospice House in Woodruff, Wis.

    Maxine was born in Ironwood, Mich., on Sept. 25, 1941, to August and Elaine (Ovaska) Jarvi. On August 26, 1961, she married Donald Dominkowski.

    Maxine had
  • Jennifer Ann Cook Jindrich
    Jennifer Ann Cook Jindrich, of Monona, Wis., beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter, teacher, and friend, passed on Saturday, June 11, 2022, surrounded by her family.

    Jennifer was born
  • Patricia Joy Holperin
    Patricia Joy Holperin, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, remembered for her strong faith, wisdom, good humor and respect for others, passed peacefully on June 19, 2022, in Eagle River, Wis., at the age of 99.

    Joy was born
  • Leatrice Joy Lillian Katzer
    Leatrice Joy Lillian Katzer, of Eagle River, Wis., passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2022, in Milford, Ind., at the age of 87.

    Joy was born in Wauwatosa, Wis., on December 23, 1934, to Clair and Gertrude Lodes. She was the third child of four children.

    She married
  • Jack William Langhoff, a 53-year resident of Eagle River, died at his home Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

    He was 83. 

    He
  • JoAnn Fehrenbacher Sprague
    JoAnn Fehrenbacher Sprague, 97, passed away June 5, 2022, surrounded by family.

    She was born October 30, 1924, in Joliet, Ill., to Mary (Blunk) and Dr. Frank J. Fehrenbacher.

    JoAnn is preceded in death by
  • John G. ‘Jack’ Stoviak
    John G. ‘Jack’ Stoviak of Eagle River, Wis.

    Jesus called “Come Home” on June 8, 2022, at age 88.

    Survived by
  • Edward Lester Numrich, a life-long resident of Eagle River, Wis., passed on to eternal life on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Minocqua Health & Rehab Center. He was 91 years old.

    Edward was born
  • Linda Gail Wagner
    Linda Gail Wagner died Friday, June 17, 2022.

    She was 74.

    She was
  • Barbara L. Beere died Friday, April 29, 2022, after battling with a brain cancer. She was 70.

    She was born in Racine to Eugene and Audrey Barnhart and spent her early life on the family farm in Waterford.

    In 1971, she married
  • David ‘Bucky’ Bucholtz
    David “Bucky” Bucholtz, a 23-year resident of Star Lake, died at his home Wednesday, May 25, 2022. He was 85. 

    He was born Feb. 5, 1937, to Bernard and Bernice Bucholtz. 

    He served in
  • Willard ‘Bill’ Adams Miller
    Willard “Bill” Adams Miller passed away peacefully on June 8, 2022.

    He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Florence “Honey” Warner Palmer Miller, with whom he shared 48 wonderful years.

    He is survived by
  • Agendrew L. (Jim) Heffner Jr.
    Agendrew L. (Jim) Heffner Jr., age 83, a resident of Sugar Camp, Wis., died on June 6, 2022.  

    He was born May 4, 1939 at Beloit Memorial Hospital, Beloit, Wis., son of Agendrew L. Heffner Sr. and Christine Mae (Machtan) Heffner.

    Jim graduated from
  • Celebration of life set for Wise
    A celebration of life for Chris Wise will be held Saturday, June 25, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Eagle River.

    Visitation will be at 9 a.m. followed by services at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be offered following the service.

    Mr. Wise, a 16-year resident of Plum Lake, died Dec. 9, 2021, at age 75.
  • Bertie-Leigh Berg
    Bertie-Leigh Berg died Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at the NuRoc nursing home in Laona from complications of pancreatic cancer. She was 91.

    She was born July 16, 1930, to Leo and Carrie Bloomer.

    Mrs. Berg was preceded in death by
  • Marilyn Jean (Riley) Dunphy
    Marilyn Jean (Riley) Dunphy, 95, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

    Born in Cudahy, Wis., on April 3, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Ada (Horne) Riley. They made their home in Eau Claire, Wis., where she graduated from
  • Angeline Stopczynski, a resident of Land O’ Lakes, died Sunday, May 22, 2022. She was 100.

    She was born March 30, 1922, in Milwaukee. 

    Mrs. Stopczynski enjoyed
  • Harry M. Dodd
    Harry M. Dodd, age 77, born in Milwaukee, Wis., and a long-time resident of Three Lakes, Wis., passed away suddenly on May 24, 2022.

    He was predeceased by parents, Mel and Millie Dodd; and brothers, Tom and Richard Dodd.

    Surviving family members include
  • Grace Kettermann
    Grace Kettermann, 94, of Conover, Wis., was called home to eternal rest on May 31, 2022.

    She was born in Polar, Wis., to Minnie and Edward Flemming.  Grace lived in Milwaukee, Wis., for over 37 years and moved to Conover where she lived for the past
  • A graveside service for Elaine Mary Emma Voeltner (née Priebe) will be held Thursday, June 9, at 10 a.m. at the Eagle River Cemetery.

    Ms. Voeltner died Dec. 5, 2021, at age 84.

    Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River is serving the family.
  • Daniel Valentine Gaszak

    May 15, 1940 - May 15, 2022

    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Daniel Gaszak, 82, our loving and devoted father, grandfather, and

  • Gerald F. Gruhn

    May 28, 1929 - May 21, 2022

    Gerald F. Gruhn, 92, passed away peacefully, joining his beloved wife, Kathlyn in heaven, on Saturday, May 21, 2022.

    Born in

  • Frank Rexilius, a resident of Sugar Camp, died Friday, May 20, 2022. He was 77.

    He was born June 11, 1944, in Racine, to Frank and Janet Rexilius. 

    He was
  • Sarah ‘Dee Dee’ Mignin
    Sarah “Dee Dee” Mignin of Geneva, Ill., passed away May 14, 2022, at the age of 99. 

    Sarah was born March 7, 1923, to Max and Katharine Finley in Peoria, Ill.

    She grew up in
  • A combined memorial service for Clarida “Teri” (nee Stroik) and Richard “Mort” Morton, both of Eagle River, will be held Wednesday, June 8, at 11 a.m. at Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River.

    Visitation will be
  • Memorial services will be held for Fred “Butch” and Yvonne “Bonnie” Bonack, Thursday, June 9, at 11 a.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Three Lakes. 

    Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the memorial service. 

    Mrs. Bonack died
  • Jerold C. Christel
    Jerold C. Christel, age 86, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers, Wis., surrounded by family.

    He was born Aug. 28, 1935, in Valders, Wis., son of the late Victor and Alverta (Matznick) Christel. Jerry was one of the many great grandchildren of William F. Christel of Valders. In
  • Zofia Daniszewski
    Zofia Daniszewski, a resident of Eagle River, died Tuesday, May 17, 2022. She was 83.

    She was born May 3, 1939, in Bajki Stare, Poland, to Konstanty and Stefania Ciborowski. 

    Mrs. Daniszewski came to the United States with her husband in
  • Jamie Kadlec
    Jamie Kadlec, a former resident of Eagle River, died Sunday, May 8, 2022, in Plover. She was 43. 

    She was born April 29, 1979, in Oak Park, Ill., to Neil and Judy Ann Kadlec. 

    Ms. Kadlec attended
  • Ronald Louis LaMarche
    Ronald Louis LaMarche, of Eagle River, Wis., passed away on May 15, 2022 of an extended illness. He was 77.

    He was born Oct. 2, 1944, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Francis and Annette LaMarche. He grew up in Highland Falls, N.Y., and graduated high school in 1962. 

    He served
  • George Nosek
    George Nosek, age 92, of Eagle River, Wis., formerly of Oak Park, Ill., passed away May 6, 2022, at Legacy of the Northwoods in Eagle River.

    George was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving as Staff Sgt.

    George was the beloved husband of
  • Paul E. Rosenow
    Paul E. Rosenow, age 80, of St. Germain, Wis., passed away peacefully on May 20, 2022, at Rennes Health and Rehabilitation in Rhinelander, Wis. 

    Paul was born Oct. 30, 1941, in Shawano, Wis., to Emma (nee Springer) and Ed Rosenow.

    Paul married
  • Marilyn Fay (Luer) Heleniak
    Marilyn Fay (Luer) Heleniak, age 90, passed peacefully at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King, Wis., with her nephew, Mark, at her side.

    Marilyn was born March 7, 1932 in Eau Claire, Wis., to Kenneth and Alta Luer. She grew up in Eau Claire and was a graduate from Memorial High School.

    She was employed by
  • Jamie Kadlec
    Jamie Kadlec, a former resident of Eagle River, died Sunday, May 8, 2022, in Plover. She was 43. 

    She was born April 29, 1979, in Oak Park, Ill., to Neil and Judy Ann Kadlec. 

    Ms. Kadlec attended
  • Victoria ‘Vicki’ Neubauer
    Victoria “Vicki” Neubauer, of Kronenwetter and formerly of St. Germain, died Sunday, April 3, 2022, at Marshfield Medical Center in Weston. She was 49.

    In lieu of a traditional service, a Celebration of Life and Lantern Lighting Ceremony will take place Saturday, May 21, at 4 p.m. at Radtke Park in Schofield.

    A pot luck will follow at
  • Elmer Peter Mages of Arbor Vitae died Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at Marshfield Medical Center in Minocqua. He was 74.

    He was born Nov. 22, 1947 in Milwaukee.

    He graduated from
  • John Allan “Jack” Millington of Eagle River, Wis., passed away peacefully on Friday, May 10, 2022, after a short illness. He was 86 years old. 

    Jack was born in Chicago, Ill., on March 3, 1936, the only child of father, Berton Raymond Millington and mother, Margaret Brand Millington.

    Jack had
  • Richard Carl Peters
    Richard Carl “Itch” Peters of Eagle River died Thursday, May 5, 2022, at his home. 

    He was born March 1, 1951, in Eagle River to Nancy (nee Wilson) and Carl “Curly” Peters.

    Mr. Peters spent most of his life in
  • A combined memorial service for Clarida “Teri” (nee Stroik) and Richard “Mort” Morton, both of Eagle River, will be held Wednesday, June 8, at 11 a.m. at Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River.

    Visitation will be
  • Judy Beaver
    Judy Beaver of St. Germain, Wis., followed the path to heaven on May 3, 2022, at the age of 78.  

    Judy was born Judith Joan Klikno on April 28, 1944, in Rockford, Ill., to Frank and Veda (Bjork) Klikno. 

    Judy stayed home to
  • James Anthony Deditz
    James Anthony Deditz, a lifelong resident of Eagle River, died Wednesday, May 4, 2022, following an accident. He was 67. 

    Mr. Deditz was born Feb. 11, 1955, to Joseph and Elizabeth (née Mietus) Deditz.

    After graduating from
  • Virginia ‘Ginny’ Main
    Virginia “Ginny” Main, 77, of Sugar Camp, Wis., passed away peacefully on April 24, 2022.

    She was born on February 19, 1945, in Jackson, Mich., to Gerald and Evelyn Main. 

    She was preceded in death by
  • Markie Jane Olechowski
    Markie Jane (Pederson) Olechowski, 69, went to be with the Lord on May 4, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. 

    Markie was born to the late Rudy and Jeanette Pederson of Monico, Wis., on January 1, 1953. She graduated valedictorian from Three Lakes High School in 1971 and attended
  • A Celebration of Life for James “Jim” J. Bilke will be held Saturday, May 14, at Bolger Funeral Home in Woodruff. 

    Services will start at 12:30 p.m. and be followed by a luncheon at the funeral home.

    Mr. Bilke died Dec. 18, 2021. He was 86.
  • A Celebration of Life for Barbara Jane Luczak will be held Saturday, May 21, at St. Kunegunda Church, Sugar Camp.

    Visitation will be held at 10 a.m., followed by Memorial Mass at 11 a.m.

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Three Lakes Christian Food Pantry.
  • Ervin Terrance Bennewitt
    Ervin Terrance Bennewitt died on April 19, at the age of 73.

    From gold panning in Montana to fishing in Key West, Fla., Terry lived his life in his own way.

    He was proud to
  • Steve Boucher died Thursday, April 28, 2022, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison after a long battle with kidney failure, vascular disease, diabetes and other conditions. He was 69.

    Mr. Boucher was born
  • Susan (Sue) D. Hannam
    Sue Hannam of Three Lakes, Wis., followed the path to heaven on April 27, 2022, at the age of 69. 

    She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by those who had the pleasure to know her. 

    Sue was born
  • Jeanette Ann Lund
    Jeanette Ann Lund, 87, of Allouez, Wis., passed away peacefully at her home with her family and her puppy, Chloe, by her side after a brief illness.

    Jeanette was born Jeanette Ann Bader on November 14, 1934, in Red River, Wis. to Edward and Florence Bader. 

    She was raised by
  • Jerry E. Bauknecht, a lifelong resident of Three Lakes, died at his home Sunday March 6, 2022. He was 76.

    A memorial service will be held Friday, May 6, at 4 p.m. at the Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
  • Robert E. Bartos
    “Dr. Bob” passed away peacefully at home on April 9, 2022, at age 90. 

    Loving husband of the late Carol Bartos for 60 years. Beloved father of Sue (Chris) Holm, Steve (Christine), Jeff "Howie," Jean "Margo" (Dave) Struebing, Sara Carpenter and John "Augie." Devoted grandfather of
  • John Gaffney
    John Gaffney lost his battle with Alzheimer’s on April 18, 2022.  He was 81 years old.  

    John was born in Rhinelander, Wis., on June 19, 1940, to Thomas and Elizabeth (Kurtz) Gaffney.  

    He grew up in
  • Dale LeRoy Klemp
    Dale LeRoy Klemp of Clearwater Lake, Wis., died at home on April 13, 2022.  He was 92 years old.

    Dale was born at home in the town of Rolling, Wis., to Louis and Leola (Monroe) Klemp on April 3, 1930. 

    He married
  • Shirley M. Penn
    Shirley M. Penn, 94, entered her Heavenly home on Good Friday, April 15, 2022. 

    She resided at her Weston, Wis. home and up north at her daughter and caregiver Gigi’s cottage until just weeks before passing on.

    Shirley was born
  • Donald Henry Schmidt, M.D.
    Donald Henry Schmidt, M.D. passed away at the age of 86 on April 19, 2022. 

    Loving husband of Mary K. Schmidt. Cherished father of Suzanne (Jeffrey Herold), Teresa (Jeffrey Sherman), Amy (Andrew Jones) and Donald, Jr. (Jessica Garretson). Beloved grandfather (“Papa”) to
  • Marjorie Adele (Johnson) Burns
    Marjorie Adele Burns, 86, of Carol Stream, Ill., passed away peacefully on April 18, 2022, in Windsor Park Manor, Carol Stream.

    She was born in Chicago, Ill. to Clarence and Alma Johnson on June 25, 1935.  

    Marge is survived by
  • A funeral service will be held Friday, May 6, at 11 a.m. for Henry Charles Mayo of Eagle River.

    Mr. Mayo died Dec. 24, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was 65.

    Services will be held at
  • LaVerne Olson
    LaVerne Olson, a resident of Eagle River, died Thursday, April 14, 2022, at his home. He was 95.

    He was born Sept. 13, 1926, in Newark, to Edwin and Isabel Olson. 

    Mr. Olson served in the U.S. Navy for two years in
  • Candace “Candy” Pride, a nine-year resident of Eagle River and formerly of Burlington, died at her home Thursday, April 14, 2022. She was 68.

    She was born April 27, 1953, in Rhinelander, to Russell and Gloria Pride.

    Ms. Pride worked for many years as
  • John F. "Jack" Brah of Kentuck Lake peacefully passed away on April 6, 2022, at the age of 91. 

    Beloved husband of the late Shirley Brah (Quick); father of Tim (Cheryl) Brah, and Kathy Brah; grandpa of Christopher Brah, Patrick Brah (Rebecca Sherman) and
  • Judith Ann Creadon (Stehlik)
    Judy had an infectious laugh. 

    She passed away on March 10, 2022, at the age of 80, at her home in Fort Myers, Fla.

    Survived by
  • Constance J. "Connie" Scherf
    Passed away peacefully at the age of 83, surrounded by her loving family on March 27, 2022. 

    She is survived by her children, Gene (Lorie) Scherf of Waukesha, Wis., and Gail (Shannon Buelow) Johnson of Wautoma, Wis. Constance was the extremely proud grandmother of
  • Norbert "Norb" Nigbur
    De Pere, Wis. — Norbert "Norb" Nigbur, 89, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2022. 

    He was born on Dec. 27, 1932, to the late Alfred and Jeanette (Szalewski) in Milwaukee, Wis. 

    Norb grew up in
  • Mark G. Obukowicz
    Mark Gerard Obukowicz, 67, was born into Eternal Life on Saturday, April 2, 2022, surrounded by family, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis.

    He was born on March 21, 1955, in Cudahy, Wis., to Marion and Grace Obukowicz. 

    After graduating from
  • George Ellis Jr.
    George Ellis Jr., a lifelong resident of Eagle River, died at his home Sunday, March 27, 2022. He was 69.

    He was born April 28, 1952, to George Sr. and Relindes Berg.  

    Mr. Ellis worked for
  • Lila Connors-Grieger, age 93, passed away on March 22, 2022 at Maplewood of Sauk Prairie nursing home in Sauk City, Wis.

    She was born on June 8, 1928 to Alois and Stanislawa (Estelle) Ligocki in Milwaukee, Wis.

    Lila raised her family of four children in
  • Betty Lou Popp
    Betty Lou Popp (née Baumann), age 89 of Germantown, Wis., (formerly Milwaukee, Wis. and Eagle River, Wis.) went to be with the Lord, Sat., March 26, 2022 at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, Wis. surrounded by loving children and caring hospital staff.

    Betty was born
  • Terry Bergemann
    Terry Bergemann, age 61, passed away after a courageous battle at Rennes Health and Rehab.

    He was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on July 28, 1960 to Herbert and Jean Bergemann. 

    Terry worked for 18 years at
  • Jim Kopanski, a resident of St. Germain, died at his home Monday, March 21, 2022. He was 77.

    He was born Dec. 17, 1944, in Merrill, to Alex and Margaret Kopanski. 

    He married
  • Rebecca Ann (Berdal) Roeder
    July 30, 1976 - March 23, 2022

    Rebecca Ann (Berdal) Roeder, age 46, of Stoughton, Wis., formerly of Wausau, Wis., passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, surrounded by family. Rebecca was born on July 30, 1975 (three minutes after her twin brother), to

  • Richard ‘Mort’ Morton
    Richard “Mort” Morton, age 80, of Eagle River, Wis., passed from this life into eternal life on March 18, 2022, surrounded by family at Aspirus Eagle River Hospital.

    Born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., on Oct. 7, 1941, Mort was the son of
  • John Uecker
    John Uecker, a resident of Conover since 1998 and formerly of Big Bend, died Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Rib Lake Health Services in Rib Lake. He was 75. 

    He was born