Obituaries - Vilas County News-Review
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  • Ruth Hessen, a longtime resident of St. Germain and recently of Schofield, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Schofield. She was 94. 
    Mrs. Hessen was born March 6, 1924, in Chicago, Ill., to Herman and Margaret Hansen. 
    She and her husband owned and operated
  • Walter ‘Terry’ Lutz Jr.
    Walter “Terry” Lutz Jr., age 78, of Hartford, Wis., passed away peacefully at home Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.
    Terry was born Oct. 13, 1940, in Haddonfield, N.J., to Walter and Ann (Wingert) Lutz Sr.
    Terry was a dedicated husband of 51 years to
  • Robert J. Williams

    Oct. 17, 1939 - Sept. 28, 2018

    Robert J Williams, age 78, of Gary, Ind., Three Lakes, Wis., and currently, New Carlisle, Ind., passed away peacefully at Miller’s Mer­r­y Manor.
    He was born

  • Richard Henry Wohlleber died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. He was 87. 
    Mr. Wohlleber was born
  • William C. ‘Bill’ Landwehr
    William C. “Bill” Landwehr, a resident of Eagle River, Wis., passed away on Oct. 3, 2018. He was 77 years old.  
    Bill was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on Sept. 19, 1941, to Frank and LaVerna Landwehr.
    He graduated from
  • Gertrude ‘Trudy’ A. Reed
    Gertrude “Trudy” A. Reed, age 74, of Phelps, Wis., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at Phelps Care in Phelps.
    She was born on Oct. 11, 1943, in Phelps, the daughter of the late Archie and Anna (Hall) Lincoln.
    Trudy married
  • Peter Groth of Three Lakes died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at his home. He was 75.  

    Mr. Groth was born Feb. 6, 1943, in Milwaukee. 

    He was a resident of
  • Gerald ‘Jerry’ Francis Luczak
    Gerald “Jerry” Francis Luczak of Sugar Camp died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at his home.

    He was born in Chicago to Frank and Irene (née Wielgus) Luczak Oct. 16, 1942, and grew up on the northwest side of Chicago.

    Mr. Luczak started out as a plasterer with
  • Irene McIntyre-VanBussum, a resident of Eagle River for most of her life, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at Avanti Health & Rehabilitation Center in Minocqua. She was 110.  

    Mrs. McIntyre-VanBussum was born
  • Daniel ‘Jack’ F. McKeithan Jr.
    Daniel “Jack” F. McKeithan Jr. died unexpectedly on Sept. 21, 2018, at his favorite place, his lake cabin in the North Woods of Wisconsin, with his sweet, loving and devoted wife, Patti, by his side.
    Jack was born
  • Lawrence A. Albert, a former resident of Conover, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Waterford. He was 85.
    Mr. Albert was born
  • Madeleine “Mimi” Allman, age 76, a resident Land O’ Lakes, Wis., since 2005, and formerly of Mequon, Wis., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at her home.
    Mimi was born
  • Dorothy Sylvia Conger, 100 years young, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, at the Wisconsin Veterans’ Boland Hall in Union Grove, Wis.
    Dorothy was born
  • Mike “Mission” McFaul, of Phelps died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, at his home. He was 71.

    Mr. McFaul was born Jan. 20, 1947, in New London.

    He was active in
  • William ‘Grizzly Bill’ Misina
    William “Grizzly Bill” Misina, age 93, peacefully passed away Sept. 19, 2018,  at his home.  His family was with him.

    Bill was born
  • Francis “Frank” Pedersen, a 26-year resident of Eagle River and formerly of Phoenix, Ariz., died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau. He was 91.
    Mr. Pedersen was born
  • Mary Schaeffler Rietz
    Mary Schaeffler Rietz (née O’Halloran), born to Eternal Life on Sept. 13, 2018, at the age of 91.

    Mary was a proud graduate of
  • Tony Rizzo Sr.
    Tony Rizzo Sr., a 62-year resident of Star Lake, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at Friendly Village Nursing Home in Rhinelander. He was 83.
    Mr. Rizzo was born Aug. 13, 1935, in Chicago, Ill., to Salvatore and Josephine Rizzo.
    He owned and operated 
  • LaVerne Stovicek, age 93, a 30-year resident of Eagle River, Wis., and formerly of Oak Brook, Ill., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, at the Milestone Senior Living facility in Eagle River.

    LaVerne was born
  • Phyllis Marjorie Anderson
    Phyllis Marjorie (née Johnson) Anderson was born in Chicago, Ill.,  on Feb. 23, 1923, to George W. and Grace A. (Roos) Johnson. She was welcomed home by her older brother, Donald.

    Her childhood was spent on the north side of Chicago near
  • Patricia J. Grigas

    Jan. 15, 1933 - Sept. 16, 2018

    Patricia J. Grigas (née Sexton), age 85, born into Eternal Life on Sept. 16, 2018.

    Patricia was a longtime summer resident on Dog Lake, Three Lakes, Wis., and a longtime parishioner of

  • Beatrice L. ‘Louise’ Lee
    Beatrice L. “Louise” Lee of Plover, Wis., died Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at the home of her son, John, at the age of 88.
    Beatrice was born Dec. 1, 1929, in Eagle River, Wis. She was the daughter of the late John and Katherine (Lukas) Kauzlaric.
    Beatrice worked for over 30 years at
  • John Charles Tomlanovich, age 71, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 7, 2018, after a short illness.
    He is survived by his wife, Marion Christie (Hayden) Tomlanovich; brothers, Adam, Tom, Mike and Ed; and sisters, Gayle, Lori and Alice.
    He was preceded in death by
  • Carol Emily Bartos

    3/16/1934 - 8/23/2018

    Carol Emily Bartos (née Meyer) passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on

  • Steven E. Calkins
    Steven E. Calkins, 65, of Phelps, Wis., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, at Lakeland Health Care Center.
    Born in
  • Felipita “Pita” Garcia, age 96, a resident of Phelps, Wis., and formerly of New Mexico, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018.
    She was born
  • Donald Jeske
    Donald Jeske, 71, passed away on Sept. 3, 2018, at the West Palm Beach, Fla., Veterans Hos­pital with his family by his side.

    Donald was a lifelong resident of
  • Carl Michael ‘Mike’ Herrmann
    Carl Michael “Mike” Herrmann, 84, of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of St. Germain, passed away early Sunday morning, Sept. 2, 2018.

    Mike was born
  • Roxanne Burkum
    Roxanne Burkum, age 64, a resident of Three Lakes, Wis., formerly of Rolling Meadows, Ill., Elk Grove Village, Ill., and Arlington Heights, Ill., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, Wis.
    Roxanne was born
  • Mary “Babe” T. Gengler, 92, of Aurora, and formerly Eagle River, Wis., passed away peacefully on Aug. 24, 2018.

    She was born the daughter of Kathryn and Frank Wirth on July 20, 1926, in Aurora. 

    Babe was known as
  • Judy Habenicht died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Eagle River. She was 78.
    Mrs. Habenicht was born June 17, 1940. 
    She was formerly from
  • Mary Joan Johnson
    Mary Joan (Onsrud) Johnson went peacefully into the presence of her Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018.
    She knew without a doubt that: “When this earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we
  • Penelope M. (Stoddard) Luethy
    Penelope M. (Stoddard) Luethy, 1950 to June 30, 2018.
    A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered.
    Please join us as
  • Rita A. Adamovich
    Rita A. Adamovich of Neenah, Wis., age 73, passed away peacefully at her home sur­rounded by her family on Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

    She was born Sept. 21, 1944, in Rhinelander, Wis., daughter of the late James and Agnes (Godeck) Zmek.

    Rita was raised in Sugar Camp, Wis., and graduated from
  • Carol N. Garvin
    Carol N. (Simons) Garvin, 81, of Land O’ Lakes, Wis., entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Aug. 22, 2018.

    She is survived by Bill, her loving and devoted husband of 60 years; two children, Kathleen (James) Cushman of Mossyrock, Wash., and Michael (Kelley) Garvin of Land O’ Lakes; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two siblings, Jim (Lois) Simons of Land O’ Lakes, and
  • Anthony ‘Tony’ J. Isham Jr.
    Anthony “Tony” J. Isham Jr., “zoon­gidé éwinini” “Strong hearted man”  age 26, of Minn­eso­ta, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at his residence.
    Tony was born Dec. 18, 1991, in Duluth, Minn., the son of Anthony Isham Sr. and Christina DeVerney. 
    He was united in marriage to
  • Mary Leja Pieniazek, age 96, a lifelong resident of St. Germain, Wis., passed away quietly and peacefully on Aug. 20, 2018, in Chandler, Ariz.
    Mary was born in Chicago, Ill., on May 21, 1922.
    She and her husband, Theodore, purchased
  • Francis “Fran” Sand, age 85, a resident of Sugar Camp, Wis., since 1995, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018.

    Fran was born on Sept. 28, 1932, in Phillips, Wis., to Frank and Mary Sand.

    He graduated from
  • Edmund M. “Ed” Wisniewski died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, surrounded by family. He was 93.

    Mr. Wisniewski worked for the city of Milwaukee for 35 years before retiring as asphalt plant supervisor. 

    He was a resident of
  • Mary Bu­ba­­novich of Ocono­mo­woc, Wis., died on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at the age of 95.
    She was born
  • Mark C. DiSera, 55, of Frankfort, Ill., and Three Lakes, Wis., passed away with his family by his side Aug. 11, 2018.
    He was born to 
  • Barbara Jean Eckelmann
    Barbara Jean (née Burda) Eckelmann died peacefully in Houston, Texas, on Thurs­day, July 12, 2018. 
    She is survived by 
  • Mary Ellen Zinecker
    Mary Ellen (Lord) Zinecker, age 78, passed away at Centegra Hospital in Hunt­ley, Ill., on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, from head injuries resulting from a fall.
    She was born to
  • Jeanette DeBano, a resident of Phelps and formerly of West Bend, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, at Milestone Senior Living Care Facility in Eagle River. She was 88. 

    Mrs. DeBano was born
  • Bettie Lois Jansen, a five-year resident of Eagle River and formerly of West Allis, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Seasons of Life Hospice House in Woodruff. She was 79. 

    Mrs. Jansen was born
  • Linda S. Lehman
    Linda S. Lehman of Arbor Vitae and formerly of Land O’ Lakes and Marion, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at Pine Square Adult Family Home in Tomahawk. She was 87. 
    Mrs. Lehman was born
  • LaDon Lemke of St. Germain died Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at Ascension Eagle River Hospital. He was 84.
    Mr. Lemke was born
  • Janet Rowe of Three Lakes, Wis., went to be with her Lord after a long battle with cancer at home surrounded by her family on Aug. 10, 2018.
    Janet was born on
  • Margaret A. “Peggy” Kalt (née O’Sullivan), born to Eternal Life on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, at the age of 71.

    She is survived by her children, Carolyn (John) Hays, Phillip Kalt, and Sarah (Gabriel) Hennemann; her grandchildren, Erin (Bob), Hannah, Elisa, Jack, Bethany, Grace, Charles, Faith, Therese, George, Elisabeth, Rosalia, Daniel, Catherine, Michael and Nathaniel; her mother, Betty O’Sullivan; and her siblings, Kathy, Jerry, Mary Ellen and Bill.

    Further survived by