Davis P. Shackleton, age 51, of Knapp, Wis., died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at his home.
He was born March 30, 1948, in Ladysmith, Wis., to Perry and Genevieve (Bliven) Shackleton. He lived in Holcombe until the age of 14, then moved with his family to Knapp.
David married Karen Rundle on July 22, 1967, in Minneapolis, Minn. He worked as a building contractor in the Knapp area.
David is survived by his wife, Karen Shackleton of Knapp; two sons, David (Teresa) Shackleton and Sam Shackleton, both of Knapp; one daughter, Shayne Shackleton of Knapp; two grandchildren, Luke and Britnee Shackleton; six brothers, Robert (Clarice) Shackleton of Knapp, Ray (Millie) Shackleton of New Auburn, Don Shackleton of Hillsdale, Dick (Lois) Shackleton of Knapp, Stan (Marty) Shackleton of Rice Lake and Dan (Wendy) Shackleton of Dallas; three sisters, Viola (Earl) Cook of Chippewa Falls, Dora (Bud) Carrell of Cornell and Jan (George) Wolf of Janesville; many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at Menomonie Alliance Church, with Pastor Kelly Lynnes officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in the town of Stanton, Dunn County, Wis. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church an hour prior to the service on Tuesday.
She loved the company of friends and family. We have many wonderful memories of Sandy entertaining others. So many of our loved ones have passed on, most recently her beloved brother, Ronald, and her sister-in-law and friend, Rose Fenner.
From Sandy’s memoirs; "I can’t say that I know why sad things happen … I can’t say that I know just how you feel … I can only sympathize with you and hope you believe that what is precious and special is never really lost … because loving memories live on to bring a smile to our hearts."
Private family services will be held.
Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family.
Irene E. Larson, age 90, of Menomonie, Wis., formerly of Knapp, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.
The former Irene Ethel Maves was born Oct. 16, 1909, in the town of Spring Brook, Dunn County, Wis., to Max and Ida (Schaefer) Maves. She graduated from Menomonie High School.
Irene married Oscar Larson on Jan. 15, 1931, in Menomonie. They farmed in the town of Lucas, Dunn County. Irene later worked in the cafeteria at UW-Stout until her retirement. She was the treasurer for the township of Lucas for many years, and she was a member and treasurer for Christ Lutheran Church for many years. Irene also was active in the Knapp Senior Citizens. She has resided at Autumn Village in Menomonie for the past two years.
Irene is survived by a son, Arvid (Arliss) Larson of Manistique, Mich.; a daughter-in-law, Trudy Larson of Menomonie; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Willard "Buck" Maves of Menomonie; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Maves of Menomonie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar; an infant son, Eugene; a son, John; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Larson; two brothers, Verne and Irvin Maves; and two sisters, Stella Schrantz and Lorraine Crane.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Geoff Scott officiating. Burial will be in Tramway Cemetery in the town of Menomonie. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church an hour prior to the service.
Robert A. Moe, 76, of 721 Veronica St., Chippewa Falls, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls.
He was born Nov. 21, 1923, in Bellingham, Wash., to Bernice (O’Connell) and Ralph Moe. He graduated from Chippewa Falls Senior High School in 1941, where he was president of his class. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Corps and served his country in Europe during WWII from 1942 until 1946 as a P-51 fighter pilot, earning the rank of captain. He was a member of the 4th Fighter Group with the Eagle Squadron. After his honorable discharge, he worked in the plumbing and steam fitting trades for a number of years. He then earned his professional engineer’s license and worked for the State of Wisconsin as a building construction superintendent until his retirement in 1988. In his younger days, he was also a member of the Chippewa Marines football team.
Robert married Beverly M. Strum on February 5, 1949, in Wabasha, Minn. They lived in Madison from 1974 until 1984, where he was a construction superintendent of the UW Hospital and Clinic project. They moved to Chippewa Falls and he was employed at the State Office Building in Eau Claire.
Survivors include his wife; five children, Kathy (Ed) Moehagen of Chippewa Falls, Mary (Allen) Gaynor of Coon Rapids, Minn., Michael Moe of Bloomington, Minn., Julie Moe of Milwaukee, and Marsha (Sam) Feuster of Chippewa Falls; two brothers, Richard (Joyce) Moe and William (Karen) Moe, both of Chippewa Falls; seven grandchildren, Alex, Anna, Andrew, Raine, Colin, Joshua, Ben; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 21, at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls, with the Rev. Edmund Doerre of Holy Ghost Catholic Church officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Prairie View Cemetery, town of Hallie.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday and until the time of service Monday at the funeral chapel.
A Christian vigil service, led by Sister Florence Domka of Notre Dame Catholic Parish, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Salvation Army.
Robert gave generously of his time, talent and money to many worthwhile causes such as CVCA, the Salvation Army and Boy’s Town. He was an avid football fan, cribbage player, a wonderful father and grandfather. He especially loved travelling the world with his son, Michael. He greatly enjoyed weekly lunches with his buddies from the "Old Goats’ Club." He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was a force to be reckoned with.
Helen M. Books
Helen M. Books, 97, peacefully passed away at her home on Saturday, December 18, 1999. She had fought valiantly to recover from a broken hip since April of this year.
Helen was born on April 21, 1902, the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Hall) Johnson in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She lived her entire life with the exception of a few months on Eau Claire's northside. Helen recalled fond memories of growing up on the 1500 block of E. Madison Street with Norwegian, Swedish, and Irish Johnson. She and her four sisters were always proud of their Irish heritage.
Helen married Lester Books on September 3, 1932, in Minneapolis, Minn. He preceded her in death on December 21, 1979. She worked at home as secretary for the family business. Her great love was cooking and she looked forward to celebrations with family and friends. She was baptized at St. Edwards Chapel and was a life-long member of Christ Church Cathedral. Helen lived a long and happy life. She will be sadly missed.
Survivors include two sons, Lauren (Eileen) Books of Eau Claire and David Books of Helena, Montana; one daughter, JoAn (Ray) Anderson of Wilmette, Illinois; four grandchildren, Steven (Diane) Books, Thomas (Jill) Books, Lisa Books and Elizabeth Anderson; three great-grandchildren; Kendra, Logan and Hunter Books; nephew, Richard Jaentsch; and several other nieces and nephews.
Helen is also survived by her caregivers, Irene and Myrtle, whose dedicated care allowed her to remain in her home.
A service celebrating her life will be at 11 a.m. December 22, 1999, at Christ Church Cathedral, with The Very Reverend H. Scott Kirby officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Christ Church Cathedral or Northwest Wisconsin Home Care Hospice program.
Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Ruth C. Bennett
Ruth C. Bennett, 92, now rests eternally with her Lord. A resident at Oak Gardens in Altoona since July of 1998, she died Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999 at Luther Hospital.
Ruth was born Oct. 7, 1907, the daughter of John and Mary (Bauer) Fuller in Durand, Wis. She married Dove Bennett on June 12, 1935. They lived in the township of Seymour, Eau Claire County until 1993 when they moved into the city of Eau Claire. After the death of her husband, she moved into Oak Gardens in Altoona.
Survivors include two sons, Larry (Juanita) Bennett, Altoona, Wis. and D. Dale (Cheryl) Bennett of Chippewa Falls, Wis.; her brother-in-law, Edward Bennett and his wife Carol; her sister-in-law, Lillian Bennett, all of Eau Claire; two grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dove, in January 1997.
A service of celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 1999 at First Baptist Church, 416 Niagara St., Eau Claire, Wis., with Reverend Dave Christner officiating. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Eau Claire. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home and one hour before the services on Monday at the church.
Georgia "Jo" Olson
Georgia "Jo" Olson, 88, of Eau Claire went to be with her Lord Saturday, November 13, 1999.
She was born in Eau Claire and was a lifelong resident. Georgia married Donald E. Olson, August 30, 1934. She was a member of First Baptist church for over 60 years.
She is survived by Barbara (Robert) Olson, Rochester, Minn.; Mary (James) Hoard of Bloomington, Minn.; Thomas (Barbara) Olson of Afton, Minn.; 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; her parents; three sisters; and four brothers.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 17, 1999, at Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, with burial in Rest Haven Gardens Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and an hour before services Wednesday at the funeral home.
Harvey A. Salter, 85, 310 Garden St. Eau Claire, died Tuesday, August 31, 1999, at M.B. Syverson Lutheran Home.
Harvey was born in Mina, South Dakota, September 17, 1913, the son of Frank and Lucy (Richmond) Salter. He graduated from Eau Claire Senior High School. He served in the Navy during World War II as a Hard Hat Diver and worked on many Navy salvage operations. He married Mabel E. Bandoli at First Baptist Church in Eau Claire, September 22, 1946. Harvey was employed at Uniroyal for 39 years, first in the shipping department and later in supervision.
Harvey was Eau Claire's oldest teenager. He loved sports. He was an avid golfer and had three holes in one, after he retired. He had traveled to Europe five times and played golf at St. Andrew's in Scotland, twice. Harvey and his wife, Mabel, had also enjoyed traveling to Alaska and Hawaii.
Harvey was a member of First Baptist Church in Eau Claire for 53 years. He also was a member of Eau Claire Lodge #112 F. & A.M. Harvey was President of the Roosevelt PTA in the 1950's. He was very active in the Eau Claire YMCA for many years. Harvey was also an active member of Pine Meadow Men's Golf League, until recently.
Survivors include his son, Steve Salter of Naperville, Ill.; his daughter, Karen Salter of Kenosha; five sisters-in-law, Marie Salter, Shirley Salter, Orlaine Salter, Ragna Price and Monica Bandoli, all of Eau Claire. He is further survived by numerous, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; four brothers, John, Dick, Bill and Elliott; and two sisters, Lillian and Vivian.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Eau Claire, with Pastor Arlo Little officiating. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Eau Claire.
Friends and relatives may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Stokes & Mundt Funeral Chapel in Eau Claire and an hour before services at the church. Masonic services conducted by Eau Claire Lodge #112 F. & A.M. will be at 7 p.m.
Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church in Eau Claire.
Clarence A. Zahn, 90, of 4450 Deerfield Road, Eau Claire, passed away August 29, 1999, at Oakwood Villa in Altoona, Wis.
Clarence was born May 14, 1909, in rural Wausau, Wis., to Wilhelm and Emma (Kopplin) Zahn. His early childhood was spent on a farm near Augusta and in later years farmed his own farm in the Augusta area. In 1935, Clarence married Lillian Porter at First Baptist Church in Eau Claire. She preceded him in death in 1967. He later married Florence Fouser in 1972, at Washington Baptist Church, in rural Eau Claire. He moved his family to the Porter Farm (now Lowes Creek Farm) in 1936, and continued farming there most of his life. He also farmed the Fouser Farm in later years and continued his love of tree planting on that farm until he entered Oakwood Villa Nursing Home in late 1997.
Clarence loved the out of doors and his trees. He was a friend to all who knew him. He loved to watch his trees and promoted tree planting to everyone. In 1984, he was cited for " in Eau Claire County." In later years, when he could no longer work on his trees, his continuous desire was to take a ride to see how his trees were growing. He was a former member of the Wisconsin Woodland Owner Association. Even though Clarence was a busy farmer, in earlier years, he never missed a Sunday at First Baptist Church. Later years found him very active at Bethel Baptist Church, which had merged with Washington Baptist.
Clarence is survived by his wife, Florence; and daughter, Betty (Christy) Hauge, both of Eau Claire; three stepdaughters, Lois (Irvin) Nelson, Marjorie (Tom) Hofslien and Sharon (Dan) Nichols; three grandsons, Russell (Sandra) Hauge of Ohio, Commander Todd Hauge, USN, Virginia, and Timothy (Fawn) Hauge of Tennessee; eight step-granddaughters, Kim Nelson, Kay Zwiefelhofer, Lorie (Paul) Brach, Wendy (Chris) Andre, Kara (Doug) Schoenecker, Ellie and Britt Hofslien, Michelle Nichols; two step-grandsons, Douglas and Paul Nichols; four great-grandsons, Jon, Ben, Nate & Tyler; one great-granddaughter, Shelby; and nine step-great-grandchildren.
Clarence is further survived by a sister, Mildred Perso of Arpin; two half-brothers, Dallas (Rachel) Sieg of Augusta and Vilas (Dolly) Sieg of Augusta; a half-sister, Doreen (Warren) Barberg of Eau Claire; numerous nieces and nephews and their families, as well as, special friends.
He will be greatly missed by his family and the many friends who visited with him. In his last years, he was especially thankful and appreciative of the Oakwood Villa staff and how they took a personal interest in him. It was always a special time when friends or relatives stopped for a visit. We all know that now he is in God's hands and will probably be watching his trees grow.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 1, 1999, at Bethel Baptist Church, with The Reverend Terry Thorud officiating.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 31, 1999, at Fuller Speckien Funeral Home and an hour before services Wednesday at the church.