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  • Suzanne M. Abendroth
    Suzanne Marie Abendroth, 87, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019, at Milestone Senior Living in Wood­ruff, Wis.

    She was born on Jan. 19, 1932, in Oak Park, Ill., the younger of two daughters of Charles and Florence (Holing) Jonak.

    Suzanne and her sister, Barbara, spent part of their youth in
  • Mindy Diane Clark, M.D.
    Mindy Diane Clark, M.D., age 63, born June 8, 1956, in Houston Texas, recently residing in Scottsdale Ariz., Three Lakes, Wis., and Hazelhurst Wis., passed to eternal life after a brief illness on June 24, 2019.
    Great thanks and appreciation for the heroic efforts of 
  • Sandra K. Hervat
    Sandra K. Hervat (née Monteith), of Three Lakes, Wis., and Lakeland, Fla., passed away peacefully following a brief illness on July 10, 2019, at the age of 76.
    Sandy was born on
  • Donald “Don” Jonas, age 87 years, of West Bend, Wis., formerly of Allenton, Wis., was called home to be with the Lord on July 9, 2019, at Kathy Hospice.
    Don was born on
  • Verna Kristianson
    Verna Kristianson died Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at Ascension Eagle River Hospital. She was 94.
    Mrs. Kristianson was born June 28, 1925, in Berlin to Harry and Ella Genrich.
    She grew up on a
  • Jim Nelson, age 85, a longtime resident of Three Lakes, Wis., passed away on June 20, 2019, in Elk Grove Village, Ill.
    He was born on Feb. 2, 1934, in Milwaukee, Wis.
    Jim worked as a
  • Aleeah Adamovich
    Aleeah Adamovich was born on April 22, 1998, in Henderson, Nev. Throughout her young life, she had touched many souls with her gentle enthusiasm and peaceful spirit, seeking the joy and humor in every situation.  
    As a teenager, she achieved numerous milestones, including
  • Jerry Seideman, age 82, a resident of St. Germain, Wis., since 1984, and former resident of Fillmore, Wis., passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019, at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff, Wis.
    Jerry was born on
  • Charles Edward ‘Charlie’ Brandt
    Charles Edward Brandt died unexpectedly at his home in West Fargo, N.D., on May 21, 2019, at the age of 62.

    Charlie was born Aug. 19, 1956, to Carl and Vivian Brandt in Milwaukee, Wis.

    He graduated from
  • David E. Pockat, a resident of St. Germain, died Tuesday, June 25, 2019. He was 54.
    Mr. Pockat was born Jan. 15, 1965, in Manitowoc.
    He was the owner of
  • Glen Allen Ahlswede
    Glen Al­len Ahl­swede, a res­i­dent of Sugar Camp, Wis., died June 21, 2019.
    He was born Jan. 9, 1936, to Donald and Marie (Liebnitz) Ahlswede in Milwaukee, Wis.
    After his time in the military Glen spent his career working as a
  • Lonny R. Albaugh
    Lonny R. Albaugh of Eagle River died Monday, June 3, 2019. He was 45.

    Mr. Albaugh was born May 5, 1974.

    He graduated from
  • Robert E. Fischer
    Robert E. Fischer, age 79, a resident of Eagle River, Wis., passed away June 20, 2019, at Ascen­sion Eagle River Hospital.
    He was born on March 7, 1940, in Antigo, Wis., to Frank and Emma Fischer.
    He graduated from
  • Command Sgt. Major (Retired) John Michael Liston passed away on May 30, 2019, in the presence of his loving family.

    John was born in State Line, Wis., June 19, 1936, to Thomas James Liston and Marguerite Helen Liston (née Hazen).

    He graduated from
  • Alan “Al” Long, age 59, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, June 21, 2019, while doing two of his favorite things: watching Fox News and napping in his chair.

    He was born
  • Clara Mohrman
    Clara Mohr­man, age 90, a resident of Eagle River, Wis., since 1971, went home to be with the Lord on Thurs­day, June 20, 2019, at Lake Shore Assisted Living in Lac du Flambeau, Wis.

    Clara was born on
  • Joseph Patrick Paznonski Jr.
    Joseph Pat­rick Paznonski Jr., 57 years old, of Rhine­lander, Wis., went peacefully at home after a two- year battle with a terminal liver illness.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Paznonski Sr. and Louise (Zebrowski) Paznonski of Three Lakes, Wis.; his brothers, James Dobbs, Darrell Dobbs and
  • Timothy TeKampe, a lifelong resident of Eagle River, died Monday, June 17, 2019, at Ascension Eagle River Hospital in Eagle River. He was 55.

    Mr. TeKampe was born Aug. 1, 1963, in Eagle River to Daniel and Kay TeKampe.

    He was preceded in death by
  • Isaac Bruce Tessier, age 16, a resident of Sugar Camp, Wis., passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Sugar Camp.
    Isaac was a student at Northland Pines High School in Eagle River, Wis. He was the manager for the varsity football, basketball and baseball teams. He loved all of his
  • Michael Welch, a longtime resident of Eagle River, died Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Ascension St. Clare’s Hospital in Weston. He was 56.

    Mr. Welch was born July 15, 1962, in Dana, Ind., to James and Renate Welch. 

    He worked at
  • Thomas Gene Belzer
    Thomas Gene Belzer of Winchester died Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at his home.  He was 73.

    Mr. Belzer was born Dec. 10, 1945, in Kirksville, Mo., to Kyle and Martha (neé Greenstreet) Belzer.

    He married
  • Harold “Hal” Boettcher Jr. died Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Riverview Health Services in Tomahawk. He was 75. 
    Mr. Boettcher was born Aug. 3, 1943, in Chicago, Ill., to Harold and Florence Boettcher. 
    He served in the
  • Evelyn L. Brandt
    Evelyn L. Brandt, age 86, of Land O’ Lakes, Wis., passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019, surrounded by her family.
    She was born in Roselle, Ill., to Otto and Laura (Stade) Goeddeke.  Evelyn was the seventh of eight children. 
    Evelyn grew up on the family farm and shortly after graduating from
  • Audrey Marie Decker
    Audrey Ma­rie Decker (Web­er), born in Marshfield, Wis., on Sept. 17, 1932, was  the only child of James and Klara Weber. 
    Audrey earned her journalism degree while attending the prestigious Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame, Ind. 
    Audrey married Richard Decker at
  • Ruby Jean Dibbs
    Ruby Jean (neé Mayo) Dibbs, a longtime resident of Eagle River, died Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Dianne’s Home in the Northwoods in Eagle River. She was 88.
    She was the daughter of
  • Andrew “Bucky” Frayer, a lifelong resident of Phelps, died Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Friendly Village Nursing Home. He was 80. 
    Mr. Frayer was born Jan. 31, 1939, in Phelps to Merton and Mildred Frayer. 
    He served in the
  • Ellis Henniges
    Ellis Henniges, 89, died peacefully Friday June 14, 2019, at Howard Young Medical Center.
    Ellis was born to Harold Henniges and Gyda (Hutzler) on April 15, 1930, in Antigo, Wis. 
    He graduated from
  • Mary Catherine Lange
    Mary Catherine Lange, a resident of Sugar Camp for more than 30 years, died Saturday, June, 8, 2019, at Season of Life in Woodruff. She was 80. 

    Mrs. Lange was born April 18, 1939, in New Jersey. 

    She married
  • Marion H. Robin
    Marion H. Robin of Lake Tomahawk died Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Lakeshore Assisted Living in Lake Tomahawk. She was 81. 

    Mrs. Robin was born July 20, 1937, in Milwaukee to William and Rose (née Lorenz) Hays. 

    She married
  • George O. Sibilsky
    George O. Sibilsky, age 80, formerly of Eagle River, Wis., late of Keno­sha, Wis., died June 8, 2019, at Cross­roads Care Center in Kenosha.
    George was born on Sept. 14, 1938, in Laurium, Mich., to Douglas and Impi (Outinen) Sibilsky and he was educated in the schools of Kenosha.
    He married Eva Martinez on
  • Marilyn Ann Smith
    Marilyn Ann Smith (née Lambrecht) passed away peacefully at home on June 8, 2019, surrounded by her entire family.
    She is survived by her loving husband, Michael. Mike and Marilyn met on Valentine’s Day in 1975. They were married on March 20, 1976.
    She is further survived by
  • Jerome L. Sobiek Sr.
    Jerome L. Sobiek Sr. of Tomah died Sunday, June 16, 2019, at the Tomah VA Medical Center. He was 95.
    Mr. Sobiek was born May 3, 1924, in Oneida to Edward and Frances (neé Skaletski) Sobiek. 
    He graduated from
  • Mary Lou Steiner, age 79, a resident of Land O’ Lakes, Wis., and formerly of Lombard, Ill., passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhine­lander, Wis.
    Mary Lou was born on
  • Jack Thomas
    Jack Thomas, age 82, a lifelong resident of Eagle River, Wis., passed away on Tuesday June 4, 2019, at his home.
    He was born Sept. 17, 1936, in Rhinelander, Wis., to his parents, Rollie and Dora (Hanke) Thomas.
    Jack graduated from Eagle River High School in
  • Nancy C. Buell
    Nancy C. Buell, a lifelong resident of Phelps and Conover, died Friday, June 7, 2019, at Rennes Health and Rehab Center in Rhinelander. She was 72. 

    Ms. Buell was born July 9, 1946, in Phelps, to Harold “Ike” and Mildred Buell.

    She worked at
  • Mary Jane Burgy
    Mary Jane Burgy, age 95, died May 2, 2019, at her home in Eagle River, Wis., following a short illness.
    Mary was born on July 23, 1923, to Herbert and Louise (Bopp) Moershel in West Amana, Iowa.
    She was raised in 
  • Robert Kaehler died Friday, June 7, 2019. He was 79.

    Mr. Kaehler was born April 10, 1940, in Milwaukee.

    He worked as an
  • Robert S. Clough
    Robert S. Clough, son of Bertram and Violet (Murray) Clough, was born Aug. 23, 1934, in Somerville Mass., and passed away peacefully on June 15, 2018, at the age of 83.

    He joined the
  • William Robert Greene
    William Robert Greene, be­loved broth­er, adored uncle and ­cher­ished friend, Wil­liam “Uncle Bill” Greene passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Sharon S. Richardson Hospice in Sheboygan Falls, Wis. 
    The youngest of five children, Bill was born
  • Audrey Hampton
    Audrey (Hood) Hamp­ton, age 93, died on June 6, 2019, in Elcho, Wis., after a courageous battle with cancer and heart disease.
    Audrey is survived by children, Toni (Dennis) Piller of Mendota, Ill., Tina (Allan) Meyer of Pound, Wis., Tracy Hampton and Tye Hampton, both of Elcho; grandchildren, Kyle Piller, Kerry Yedinak, Mackenzie Meyer and
  • Jonathan D. Luepke, 51, died unexpectedly in a motorcycle accident on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

    Jon was born to Richard and Phyllis Luepke on Jan. 14, 1968, in Milwaukee, Wis.

    He grew up and attended
  • Frederick Merriman
    Frederick Merriman died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at the Veterans Home in Chippewa Falls. He was 91.

    Mr. Merriman was born Jan. 18, 1927, in Adena, Ohio. 

    He enlisted in the
  • Raymond Earth Quicksilver
    Raymond Earth Quicksilver (née Michiel) died Friday, June 7, 2019, at  Aspirus Hospice House in Wausau after a long battle with cancer. 

    Mr. Quicksilver was born in Milwaukee, Dec. 1, 1951, to Raymond Francis Michiel and Anna Nora Packard (née Windorff-Michiel). 

    He lived in many places throughout the United States. He worked for the
  • John ‘Jack’ Thomas
    John “Jack” Thomas, a lifelong resident of Eagle River, died Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at his home. He was 82.
    Mr. Thom­as was born Sept. 17, 1936, in Rhinelander to Rollie and Dora Thomas.
    A memorial service will be held
  • LaVerne E. Darton-Sandblom
    LaVerne E. Darton-Sandblom, 92, of Eagle River, Wis., passed away on Friday morning, May 17, 2019, at Rennes Health & Rehab Center in Rhinelander, Wis.

    LaVerne was born on
  • Carl Henry Zutz Jr.
    Carl Henry Zutz Jr. of Wittenberg, Wis., died on June 3, 2019, in Wittenberg.

    He was born on Feb. 14, 1923, to Charles and Hattie (Schwalbe) Zutz. He joined an older brother, Harvey (“Shivers”) and sister Mae Froh.

    He graduated from
  • Lillian Adeline Brent
    Lillian Ade­line (Ko­si­dowski) Brent, also known as Bluegill Lil, Little Lil, Tilly and Mrs. Claus, of Conover, Wis., and formerly of Milwaukee, Mequon, and St. Germain, Wis., passed away of natural causes on May 23, 2019.
    Lillian was born in
  • Wayne K. Ebert
    Wayne K. Ebert, resident of St. Germain, Wis., passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019, at Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander, Wis., surrounded by family.

    Wayne was born
  • Charles ‘Charlie’ Palmerston Anderson Frankenthal
    Charles “Charlie” Palmerston An­derson Frankenthal, 87 years, a resident of Vero Beach, Fla., former­ly of Teques­ta, Fla., and longtime resident of Phelps, Wis., passed away May 24, 2019, in Vero Beach.
    Charles was born in
  • Dale Sawicke, a 10-year resident of Conover, died Monday, June 3, 2019, at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff. He was 71.

    Mr. Sawicke was born Jan. 1, 1948, in Chicago, Ill., to Frank and Lucille Sawicke.

    He served in law enforcement for
  • Brenda Victoria “Vickie” Weber, 82, St. Germain, Wis., passed away with dignity on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Marshfield Medical Center with family at her side. 

    A private graveside ser­vice will be held in
  • Lillian Brent, a resident of Conover, died Thursday, May 23, 2019, at House of the Dove in Marshfield. She was 86.  
    Funeral services will be held Friday, June 7, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church in Eagle River. Visitation will take place Thursday, June 6, from
  • Wayne K. Ebert of St. Germain died Sunday, May 26, 2019. He was 86.
    Services will be held Friday, May 31, at 1 p.m. at the Community United Church of Christ in St. Germain.
    A full obituary will appear in next week’s paper. 
  • The world lost a special man on Monday the 20th of May, 2019.
    John “Jack” McPhillips, age 69, was preceded in death by his daughter Kelly; and beloved wife of over 40 years, Pamela; as well as many other loved family members and
  • Jacob Sauvola Jr., a resident of Eagle River, died Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was 58.

    Mr. Sauvola was born June 7, 1960, in Hancock, Mich., to Jacob and Loreen Sauvola.

    He graduated from
  • James L. ‘Jim’ Schweizer
    James L. “Jim” Schwei­­zer, 77, died Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Aspirus Wau­sau Hospital.

    He was born Jan. 27, 1942, in Joliet, Ill., son of the late Benedict and Agnes (Rapp) Schweizer.

    On April 4, 1964, he married
  • Gary Ronald Vondrak
    Gary Ronald Vondrak of Eagle River died Monday, May 20, 2019. He was 64.

    Mr. Vondrak was born June 1, 1954, in Rhinelander.

    He married
  • Laverne E. Darton-Sandblom of Eagle River died Friday, May 17, 2019, at Rennes Health & Rehab Center in Rhinelander. She was 92.
    She was born Monday, Jan. 24, 1927, in Milwaukee, to Gilbert and Gladys (née Gross) Fiedler. 
    Mrs. Darton-Sandblom was preceded in death by
  • Lillian Nikolai
    On May 14, 2019, at age 96 years, Lillian Nikolai peacefully passed on.
    She was preceded in her death by her husband, Edward Nik­olai; and brothers, Bill and Bud Albert.
    Lillian was born and lived her entire life in
  • George R. George, a resident of Frederick, Md., and Sugar Camp died Friday, May 17, 2019. He was 73.
    Mr. George was born Oct. 26, 1945, in New York, N.Y., to Arpad and Palma George.
    He enjoyed
  • Constance Ruth “Connie” Pride, a longtime resident of Eagle River, died Saturday, May 18, 2019, at The Waterford in Park Falls. She was 87. 
    Mrs. Pride was born March 7, 1932, in Rhine­lander to Walter and Marguarite Richmond. 
    She enjoyed spending time with
  • Claire B. Christianson
    Claire B. Christianson of Plover died Friday, May 3, 2019, at Whispering Pines Assisted Living Center in Plover. She was 95.
    Mrs. Christianson was born Jan. 30, 1924, in Conover. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Ana Elizabeth Tetzler. 
    She attended local schools in
  • Russell Kenneth Ewert
    Russell Kenneth Ewert, a resident of Con­over, Wis., for the past 40 years, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at the age of 88.
    Born and raised in the Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wis., to parents, Arthur and Hazel Ewert.
    Preceded in death by
  • Robert J. ‘Rob’ Newton
    Robert “Rob” J. Newton of Eagle River died Tuesday, April 9, 2019. He was 56.
    Mr. Newton was born Aug. 14, 1962.
    He moved to Eagle River several years ago from
  • Scott L. ‘Stump’ Weber
    Scott L. “Stump” Weber, age 49, of Sayner, Wis., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 12, 2019.
    Scott was born on April 22, 1970, in Milwaukee, Wis.  He was the son of Roger and Judith (née Osterberg) Weber.
    Scott was employed with
  • Mary J. Burgy of Eagle River died Thursday, May 2, 2019, at Milestone Senior Living in Eagle River. She was 95.

    Services are pending with Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River.

    A complete obituary will be published in a future edition.
  • Cena P. Chinnock
    Cena P. Chinnock of Wood­ruff died Thursday, May 2, 2019, at her residence. She was 75.
    Mrs. Chinnock was born Aug. 19, 1943, in Denver, Colo., to Arthur and Wanda (neé Bowen) Colerick. 
    She married
  • Betty Jane De Freece
    Betty Jane De Freece, a 24-year resident of Phelps, died Friday, May 3, 2019, at Ascension Eagle River Hospital. She was 85.
    She was born May 30, 1933, to Gilbert and Leona Beranek.
    Mrs. De Freece is formerly of
  • John Allen Kimbrell
    John Kimbrell, beloved husband, father and grandfather, stepped away from this earth on Friday, April 5, 2019.

    He died peacefully, surrounded by those who loved him most, at Seasons of Life Hospice in Woodruff, Wis.

    John is survived by
  • Sally King, age 81, a resident of St. Germain, Wis., passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019, at Milestone Senior Living in Eagle River, Wis.
    She was born on Jan. 6, 1938, in Freeport, Ill., to her parents, Willard and Alice Rutter.
    Sally grew up in
  • Janet L. Smith
    Janet L. Smith, age 82, of Eagle River, Wis., formerly of Iron River, Mich., was taken home by the Lord into his loving arms on Friday, May 3, 2019, at Rennes Health and Rehab Center in Rhinelander, Wis.

    She was born on
  • Gunnar Harold Sundberg