Harold Barktrom, 95,
PHILLIPS — Harold Lewis Barkstrom, 95, Phillips, died in the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Phillips on Wednesday, October 2. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 21, 1907, the son of Lewis and Mary Barkstrom.
He attended Lane Technical School in Chicago. Following High School he attended Aeronautical School in Chicago where he obtained his commercial pilot’s license. He was married to A. Ethel Parker on May 7, 1932, and they later divorced. He was employed as a construction operating engineer, and aerial mapping pilot and a barnstormer prior to 1930. During the early 1930's he and his family made their home in Price County. Following Pearl Harbor attack he was employed as a flight instructor in Hemet, California. He transferred to the Army Air Corps attached to the ferry command. Following military service he served as manager of the Phillips and Manitowish airports until the early 1950's. He was then employed as an Operating Engineer at the Thule Air Force base in Greenland. After completion of the base in Greenland he held various positions in manufacturing and distribution in the construction industry. He was a member of OX-S, and the Lane Kreiling American Legion Post No.122 of Phillips. In his free time he was an avid outdoorsman, gardener, and traveler and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by a daughter, Carol Rae (Ralph) Moon, Cedarburg, Wis., and a son, Alan L. (Diane), Phillips. He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 5, at 11:00 a.m. in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Phillips with Rev. Gary Lodholz officiating. Interment will be in the Lakeside Cemetery in Phillips. Military Honors will be conducted by the Lane-Kreiling American Legion Post No.122 and the Frank and Michael Baran V.F.W. Post No.5778. Friends may call at the church after 9:00 p.m. on Saturday. A memorial fund has been established.
Bernard Paulsen, 59,
WASHBURN — Bernard "Bernie" Paulsen, age 59, of 208 West Third St., Washburn, was called home on Thursday, October 3, 2002, at St. Mary's Medical Center, in Duluth, Minn. He was born June 7, 1943, in Iowa, the son of Bernard and Minnie ( DeKruif) Beumer.
From 1960 - 1968, he was in the US Navy. He married the love of his life and his best friend, Sheryol Seidel, on December 22, 1963, in Mason City, Iowa. For 21 years, he worked as a supervisor and driver for UPS. Bernard also worked for Northern Lights Health Care Center and Leino's Gas Station, in Washburn. He was a member of the Washburn United Methodist Church and enjoyed woodworking, traveling, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by three daughters, Holli (Gary) Allen, Ashland, Shelli Gerdeman, Washburn, and Jodi (David) Wohlford, Geneva, Iowa; two grandchildren, Kyle Gerdeman and Rebekah Allen; a sister, Janie (Randy) Miller, Amarillo, Texas; three step-brothers; a step-sister; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife, Sheryol on February 27, 2000.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, October 7, 2002 at the Washburn United Methodist Church, with Rev. Jim Ross officiating. Inurnnent will take place at a later date.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., on Sunday, at the Bratley Funeral Home, in Washburn.
Arrangements are being handled by Bratley Funeral Home, in Washburn.
Alyce Schultz, 83,
BUTTERNUT — Alyce Schultz, age 83, of Butternut, died Thursday, October 3, 2002 at Park Manor Nursing Home in Park Falls. She was born on August 24, 1919 in Odanah, the daughter of Rease and Madeline (Soulier) Campbell.
Her early life and schooling were in Park Falls. On November 11, 1940, she married Elmer Schultz in Dubuque, Iowa. The couple lived in Stone Park, Illinois for many years. Mrs. Schultz returned to Park Falls after the death of her husband. She worked as a nurse's aid at Park Manor Nursing Home in Park Falls and was a member of the Flambeau Hospital Auxiliary and the Butternut American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by a brother, Frank (Lois) Campbell of Park Falls; two sisters, Charlotte Premeau of Marquette, Mich., Katherine Wardensky of Park Falls, four grandchildren, Colleen (Samuel) Szudarski of Park Falls, Mauleen (Eric) Maly of Plainfield, Ill., Mary Bridget (Bruce) Graham of Channohon, Ill., and Patrick (Kerri) McNicholas of Sycamore, Ill., ten great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Elmer in 197 1, her daughter Barbara McNicholas-Phelps, a sister, Mary Navarro, and four brothers, William, James, John, and Joe Campbell.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday October 7, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Butternut. Rev. John A Deitz will officiate.
Burial will follow at Butternut Union Cemetery in Butternut.
A visitation will be held at the Novitzke Funeral] Home in Park Falls from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of the service at the church.
Theodore ‘Ted’ Phillips
Theodore “Ted” Phillips, 68, Nashville, Tenn., formerly of Ashland, died Sept. 25, 2002, at the Veterans Hospital in Nashville.
He was born Sept. 27, 1933, to Theodore and Angeline (Raczkowski ) Phillips. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany. He married Carol Peacy in February 1960. They operated the Phillips Drive Inn before moving to Michigan, where he worked for the Cass Tractor Co. After its closing he moved to Nashville.
He is survived by his daughters, Doreen (Tom) Cassel and Terry and Tammy Reade; a son, Jeffery; a sister, Theresa Markeson; and a very special aunt, Lucille LePlavy; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol, and his parents.
A memorial service was held in Nashville. Burial was in Franklin, Ky.
Mabel O. Koehler, 92, Ashland, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2002, at Memorial Medical Center in Ashland. She was born January 23, 1910, in Sanborn, the daughter of Nels and Ida (Anderson) Olson.
In December of 1954, she married Lester Koehler in St. Paul, Minn. Mabel worked as an office clerk for the Ivo Company and the Minnesota-Wisconsin Truckline, both of St. Paul, Minn. For two and a half years, she and her husband owned and operated the Airport Inn, in Ashland. She loved playing cards and crocheting.
She is survived by a daughter, Gerry (David) Birkeland, Cottage Grove, Minn.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris Anderson, Green Bay; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lester, in 1961, a sister Hazel Klein, and three brother, Carl, John and Martin Olson.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, at Roberts Funeral Home, in Ashland, with Rev. Dale Chesley officiating.
Interment will take place in Moland Cemetery, in the town of Lincoln.
Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Inga L. Sabin, age 84, of Grand View, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, at the Court Manor Health & Rehabilitation Services in Ashland. She was born July 13, 1918, in the town of Lincoln, the daughter of Fred and Alma (Carlson) Nelson.
She lived most of her life in the Mason and Grand View area. She married Francis Sabin on March 9, 1940, in Washburn. Inga worked for 17 summers at the Shewahmegon Boys Camp on Lake Owen. She was also a cook at the Grand View School for 25 years. Inga enjoyed listening to music, particularly the Grand View Orchestra, playing cards, scrabble and reading. She was a member of the Grand View United Methodist Church. Inga was very active in the community for many years. Her door was always open and the coffee on for her many friends. She was very caring and always thought of others. She was loved and respected by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, Francis of Ashland; three daughters, Elaine (Lowell) Ferrell, Annandale, Minn., Shirley (Frank) Davis, Chetek, and Gerry (Jack) Hoiby, Grand View; six grandchildren, Gerald Ferrell, Steve Bennett, Shawn (Lisa) Bennett, Brian Bennett, Wendy Hoiby and Jason Hoiby; six great-grandchildren, Jaydene Ferrell, Eli Ferrell, Aaron, Kayla, Chelsea and Breanna Bennett; a sister, Violet Levandoski, Drummond; two brothers-in-law, Victor Lass, Cable, and Fred Reed, N.Y.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Inez Michaels, Elsie Lass and Agnes Lind; three brothers, Gustav, Oscar and Wilmer Nelson; and a granddaughter, Cheryl Ferrell.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at the Grand View United Methodist Church in Grand View, with Pastor James Ross officiating. Interment will be in the Grand View Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Roberts Funeral Home and will continue from 1-2 p.m. Friday at the church.
Edwin Blaser, 94, Mason, went home to the Lord on Friday, October 11, 2002. He passed away at the Memorial Medical Center in Ashland. He was born September 20, 1908 in Mason, the son of John and Rosetta (Jacob) Blaser.
He worked on the family farm his entire life. He was a member of Moland Lutheran Church of Mason. He enjoyed visiting with his neighbors and friends. Edwin was one of the kindest men you could ever meet and always found the good in everyone. He was an uncle, not only to family, but to many. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by a sister, Violet Berweger of Mason; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, John, Fred, Louis and Ernest; and four sisters, Ida, Mabel, Lillian and Rosa.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 14 at the Moland Lutheran Church in Mason with Lay Pastor John Nedden-Durst officiating. Interment will be in the Moland Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 - 2 p.m. on Monday at the church.
The Roberts Funeral Home in Ashland is handling the arrangements.