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  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017 10:00 AM
    Longtime Eagle River resident Violet Baertschy, age 98, passed away on June 17, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family.
    Born in Sussex, Wis., on Feb. 22, 1919, Violet was a graduate of Dodge County Teachers College in 1941. Her early teaching career included a one-room schoolhouse in Sussex, where she taught grades first through eighth.
    She 
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017 9:59 AM
    Kurt E. Mohrman, a resident of Eagle River, formerly of Downers Grove, Ill., died Sunday, June 18, 2017, at his home. He was 88. 

    Mr. Mohrman was born Dec. 8, 1928, in Michigan City, Ind., to George and Gertrude Mohrman. 

    He worked at Simpson Electric for many years and then at Bonson’s grocery store. He was also the deputy sheriff for the town of Cloverland. 

    Mr. Mohrman loved
  • Nathan ‘Willie’ Samuelson
    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 9:58 AM
    Nathan (Willie) Sam­uelson, 72,  of Three Lakes, Wis., passed away on June 9, 2017, at Marshfield Clinic due to complications from surgery.

    He was born on April 24, 1945, to the late Nate and Rose (Litkey) Samuelson.

    Willie loved to feed his birds, hunting and fishing, riding his old Harley, driving horses and driving his semi.

    He was 
  • Robert F. Schroeder
    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 9:57 AM
    Robert F. Schroeder of Rhinelander, Wis., passed away Monday, June 12, 2017, at his residence at the age of 81.
    He was born in El­gin, Ill., on Nov. 19, 1935, the son of Frank and Rose (Wendt) Schroeder.
    He was raised in Crystal Lake, Ill., and was a 1953 graduate of Crystal Lake High School. After his completion of high school, Robert enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served his country for four years.
    He was
  • Gary Thomas ‘Tom’ Schwenn
    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 9:56 AM
    Gary Thomas “Tom” Schwenn, age 70, of Long Lake, Wis., passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at William S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital in Madison, Wis.
    He was born Oct. 18, 1946, in Black Diamond, Wash., the son of the late Ruey and Mary Ellen (DeHart) Crombie, and moved to Long Lake in 1967.
    He served with the U.S. Coast Guard during the Vietnam Conflict.
    On Feb. 21, 1969, he 
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017 9:55 AM
    The Lord called the soul of Margaret Emma Spiess to his side on June 12, 2017, at Rennes in Rhinelander, Wis.
    She was born to Edward and Blanche Krause on Sept. 5, 1921, in Wauwatosa, Wis. Her baptism and confirmation took place at Lincoln Park Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.
    She was married to Rudy for 65 years before his death in 2008.
    Margaret was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Eagle River, Wis., taking part in the Ladies Afternoon Guild for many years.
    She and Rudy loved 
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017 9:48 AM
    Mike Trinka, age 54, a longtime resident of Sugar Camp, died June 15, 2017, in Madison. He was 54.

    Mr. Trinka was born May 19, 1963, in Sheboygan to Norman and Violet Trinka. He worked at Jensen-Akins as a general repair specialist and at Eagle River Speedway.

    Mr. Trinka also
  • Scott Wiedenbauer
    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 9:47 AM
    On Thursday, June 15, 2017, Heav­en gained another angel.  Adored father, son, brother and grandfather, Scott Wie­den­bauer was unexpectedly called home.
    Scott was born Oct. 13, 1962, in Des Plaines, Ill., and moved to the Northwoods with his family as a child and was a longtime resident of the Eagle River-Three Lakes area.
    Scott is survived by 
  • Jack Anderson
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 2:31 PM
    Jack Anderson, age 80, died Monday, May 22, 2017, unexpectedly at his home in North Land O’ Lakes/ Watersmeet, Mich.
    He was born April 14, 1937, in Rock Island, Ill., to parents Ray and Margaret Anderson.
    Jack grew up working with his dad at his store, Ray Anderson Radio and TV.
    He attended and graduated from 
  • Marjorie Anne (Eaton) Blocks
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 2:30 PM
    A beautiful life departed the Northwoods of Wisconsin for new life on Sunday, March 12, 2017, surrounded by her family.  
    Marjorie Anne (Eaton) Blocks, beloved only child of Estella Mae (Lawrence) and George Edward Eaton III, was born on May 7, 1940, in Evanston, Ill.
    She spent her formative years growing up on Circle Avenue in Norwood Park, Chicago, attending Norwood Park Grammar School and William H. Taft High School.
    An idyllic childhood included
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