28 September 2022

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Danny Joseph Leary

Danny Joseph Leary


1948-2022 Danny Joseph Leary, 74, of Medford, passed away peacefully in his home on Sept. 20, 2022, surrounded by his family and under the loving care of his wife and children. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 28th at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford, with Rev. Nancy Amacher officiating. Private burial will be at a later time. Visitation was held from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m., Wednesday at the church. Dan was born May 13, 1948 at home in Medford to DeForest and Alda (Miller) Leary. He graduated from Medford High School in 1966. On May 31, 1986, Dan married Laura Sova and resided in Menasha for seven years. While in Menasha, Dan worked as a real estate broker and managed two offices. After their time in Menasha, the family moved back to Medford, where Dan worked as a financial analyst for Nestle, and continued his real estate work. Dan enjoyed nothing more than to be with his children, grandchildren, family and animals, which he loved dearly. He enjoyed spending time in the great outdoors, he especially enjoyed fishing, hunting, building and remodeling homes. He loved coaching football and basketball, especially when the Packers and Badgers were on TV. Dan was strong in his faith and an active part of the church community; he was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s and served on the church council. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Laura; a daughter, Amy Jo Friberg, Neenah; sons, Kelly Leary, Pueblo, Colo., Robert (Amy) Leary, Menasha, Benjamin (Hannah) Leary, Neenah; siblings, Mike (Becky Tylka) Leary, Medford, Patrick (Henrietta) Leary, Chippewa Falls, John (Jan) Leary, Fla., Ellen (Jim) Borman, Medford; close nephew, Jeff (Sharon Nelson) Brede, Lublin; ten grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; two brothers; three sisters; and two brothers- in-law. Hemer-Pickerign Funeral & Cremation Services of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice. com. Paid Obituary 126778

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Ruth Edith Martin

Ruth Edith Martin


Ruth Edith Martin 96, passed away on Sept. 23, 2022 at the Rib Lake Care Center in Rib Lake. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 30 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake with Fr. Jayanna Kanna officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Ruth will be laid to rest in Historic St. Ann’s Cemetery near Rib Lake. She was born on May 12, 1926 to Joseph and Appolonia Schaefer of Milwaukee. She was also the granddaughter of Bernard Schaefer owner and founder of The Famed Schaefer Organ Company in Slinger, which was built in the early 1900’s. As a young child, her family relocated from Milwaukee to Slinger where she lived until her marriage. She began playing the piano at a very young age so growing up in an organ factory family definitely helped. Once out of high school, Ruth married her sweetheart Raymond Werner (“Wernie”) Martin on Aug. 18, 1948. Wernie and Ruth lived in West Bend, where she became organist and head of the Holy Angels Catholic Church Senior Choir. A few years later she also became organist at St. Francis Cabrini. It’s been said by people who worked with her at church that Ruth knew Catholic Liturgy as well as 1926-2022 anyone. Holidays and Holy Days of Obligation, many priests relied on her knowledge to make a Mass memorable. During the school year Ruth taught music at St. Boniface Catholic School in Hubertis. In addition, she also gave private lessons to many children until she retired in 1976. In 1981, she and her husband opened up a gift shop on their property called “Homestead Haus.” Later there was a furniture shop, and the name was changed to Homestead Haus Village. Both shops were open until Wernie and Ruth retired. In July 1998 they relocated to Rib Lake, where two of her sons live. While living in Rib Lake, Ruth became the organist at Good Shepard Catholic Church. She remained organist there until the death of her husband in 2015. Ruth was very active during her retirement. She loved to golf in spring and summer; and bowled in winter. She was on two winning bowling leagues, one in West Bend and one in Medford. She also really enjoyed playing the card game “Rummy 500” with her granddaughter Anna, even though she would never win! She is survived by her three sons, Jeff (Gina), Tom (Chong), Steve; and her daughter, Bonnie. She will also be missed by her grandchildren, Dayna (Pat), Ryan (Allison), and Anna; along with five greatgrandkids; and sister-in-law, Lavern Decker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wernie; parents, Joseph and Appolonia; brothers, Bernard, Albert, and Joseph; and many others. Hemer-Pickerign Funeral & Cremation Services of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice. com. Paid Obituary 126843

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Shirley R. Denzin

Shirley R. Denzin


Shirley R. Denzin, age 92, of Milan, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022 at Athenian Living in Athens under the tender care of Compassus Hospice. Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Athens. Rev. Donn Radde will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 12 p.m. until time of service Sunday at the church. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements. Shirley was born on Jan. 25, 1930, the daughter of Albert and Caroline (Wellman) Fasse in Milan. She graduated Salutatorian from Abbotsford High School in 1948. On Aug. 29, 1953, Shirley was united in marriage to William Denzin at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Milan. He preceded her in death on March 17, 2013. Shirley worked at Laabs Cheese Factory, the Dairy Bar, Figi’s and was a cook at the nursing home in Colby. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church 1930-2022 in Athens and a member of the Ladies Aid and sang in the church choir. Shirley enjoyed music, including playing the concertina, and kittens. Most importantly, she loved and cherished her family. Shirley is survived by her three daughters, Janine Hupe of Madison, Maureen (Gary) Belanger of Athens, and Corrine (Duane) Bauer of Marshfield; 15 grandchildren, Nate Hupe, Miranda (Doug) Johnson, Rochelle (Kelly) Blosl, Todd (Verica) Hupe, Sarah (Clayton) Venzke, Mindy (Nick) Young, Becca (Brian) Simpson, Elaine (Stephen Hicks) Brubaker, Becca (Randy) Ayer, Liara (Matthew) Bramm, Cody (Samantha) Bauer, Robin (fiancé, Jordon Miller) Bauer, Holly Bauer (Andrew Reseburg) and Tony Bauer; 16 great-grandchildren: Sydney Venzke, Callie Davis, Owen and Zooey Simpson, Jacob and Lily Young, Juliette and Danny Hupe, Derek Johnson, Derek Willman, Brittany Barritt, Kristen (Dustin) Schecklman, Taylor Hupe, Wyatt Bauer and twins on the way. She is further survived by a sister-in-law, Udell Fasse; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son-in-law, Daniel Hupe; five brothers: Norman (Viola) Fasse, Howard Fasse, Elwood (Merle) Fasse, Kenneth (Margaret) Fasse and Arno Fasse. Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com Paid Obituary 126734

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Diana Mae Ibis

Diana Mae Ibis


1941-2022 Diana Mae Ibis, age 81, of Owen, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022 at her residence surrounded by family under the tender care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. With a special thanks to Lily for her care and support for Diana. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Owen. Family and friends are welcome from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, and from 10 a.m. until time of service on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the funeral home. Burial will take place following the service at the Riverside Cemetery in Withee. Diana was born on June 9, 1941, the daughter of Herbert and Mary (Hoff) Rodman Sr. in Athens, Wis. She attended Saint Anthony’s Catholic School in Athens and Athens High School. Diana was united in marriage to David A. Woellner Sr. on June 10, 1959 in Athens, they later divorced. Her second marriage took place on Jan. 23, 1974 to Dennis A. Ibis in Medford. He preceded her in death on April 8, 2012. Diana worked various factory jobs, helped run a cheese factory and owned two bars, one was called the Tin Inn in Kennan, which they sold in 1974 and moved to Withee and bought a bar called D and D bar. They sold the bar in 1992 and moved to Owen. Diana was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an avid pool shooter, enjoying league and day long tournaments. Diana is survived by her four children, Donna Woellner of Owen, Danny (Peg Robertson) Woellner of North Port, Fla., Dean (Candae) Woellner of Elkhorn, and Dale (Margie) Woellner of Withee; 11 grandchildren, Bobby Haizel, Melinda (Lester) Lewis, Celena (Eric) Luchinski, Micheal Haizel, Ashley Eberhardt, Jason (Jennifer) Woellner; step- grandchildren, Charles “Chip” Newman and Cory Newman, Charity, Stephanie, Steven. She is further survived by her siblings, Floyd Rodman of Medford, Glenn Rodman of Kenai, Alaska, and Randy (Linda) Rodman of Milwaukee; sisters-in-law, Dorothy McKinley, Patricia Woellner, Vernell Rodman and Karen Marcon; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands; son, David “Butch” Woellner Jr.; brothers, Herbert Rodman Jr, and Nyle Rodman; sister, Nancy Heier; brothers-in-law, Fred Ibis, Dennis Heier, Victor Woellner, and Phillip Woellner; and sisters-in-law, Florence Punke, Delores Weiler, Mary Ibis and Shirley Rodman. Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com. Paid Obituary 126766

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Carol Ann Arndt

Carol Ann Arndt


1926-2022 Carol Ann Arndt, 96, of Medford, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 at Aspirus Care and Rehab while under the care of Hope Hospice. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 8 at First Baptist Church in Medford with the Pastors Tim Becker and Kim Swenson officiating. Interment will be held at Evergreen II Cemetery following the lunch. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m., Saturday at the church. Carol was born June 11, 1926 to Albert and Ann (Weber) Handel. She grew up in Medford and graduated from Medford High School. She went on to Beauty Culture school in Milwaukee and worked as a beautician until her marriage. On May 31, 1947 Carol married Gerald “Jerry” Arndt at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Medford. They resided in the town of Medford, where they farmed and where they raised their children. Once the children were in school, Carol and Jerry purchased a paint store in Medford, naming it Arndt Color Center which they owned and operated for 30 years. Carol enjoyed crafts, decorating, going on mission trips, entertaining friends and church activities. She enjoyed teaching Sunday School and did so for over 50 years! She truly enjoyed working with children of all ages. She is survived by her three children, Dr. Perry (Karen) Arndt of Medford, Mark (Sally) Arndt of Anoka, Minn., Kris (Dr. Brad) Wildberg of Medford; sisters, Patti Ecklund of Medford, Joyce Drost of Stetsonville; eight grandchildren, Kori Hoffman of Charlotte, N.C., Ericka (Karl) Koch of St. Paul, Minn., Brent (Jenn) Arndt of Medford, Jason (Michelle) Arndt of Hudson, Benjamin (Tricia) of Anoka, Sarah (Michael) Cullen of Ft. Myers, Fla., Annie (Matt) Mickelson of Minneapolis, Minn., and Erin Wildberg of Ft. Myers, Fla.; 17 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother in infancy; and her husband, Jerry on June 25, 2010. The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude and thanks to the staffs of Country Gardens, Aspirus Nursing & Rehab, and to Hope Hospice for their kindness, care and compassion shown to Carol over the past few years, weeks and in her final days. Hemer-Pickerign Funeral & Cremation Services of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice. com. Paid Obituary 126768