Ruth A. Seefeld, 87, Medford, died Monday, Oct. 6 at her daughter's home in Medford. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 11 at 9 a.m. at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford, with Luther Raine and Perry Pearson officiating. Interment will be at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II. Pallbearers will be her great-grandchildren, Grant, Hunter, Logan and Cheyanne Risch and Mariah Williams.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Oct. 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. at on Saturday from 8 a.m. until the time of the service.
Margie Weerda, 71, Rockford, Ill., died Thursday, Sept. 11 at her home. Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 15 at Advantage Funeral Home in Rockford.
Elaine M. Bormann, 88, Medford, died Friday, Sept. 26 at Memorial Nursing Home in Medford, where she had resided the past year. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 30 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Medford, with Pastor Peter Warmanen officiating. Interment was at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II. Pallbearers were Tyler Bormann, Luke Petersen, Rod and Steven Premeau, Tom Fronk and Marty Cipar.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford assisted the family with arrangements.
The former Elaine Krueger was born January 28, 1920 in Detroit, Mich., to the late Arthur and Olga (Kissman) Krueger. She attended Medford area elementary schools and was a graduate of Medford High School.
On June 17, 1946 in Iowa she married Melvin "Mac" W. Bormann, who preceded her in death on June 19, 1980. She worked most of her life as a homemaker and mother, and also at Highway Cleaners in Medford and Hurd Millwork in Medford until her retirement.
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church where she was a choir member for over 50 years, and a past member of Medford VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed growing plants, especially violets, and also embroidery work.
Survivors include a son, Danny of Medford; five daughters, Patsy (Lee) Paustenbach, Becky Petersen, Sue (John) Winter and Julie (Sam) Scott, all of Medford, and Mary Lynn (Michael) Premeau of Norwalk; two sisters, Elsie (Vic) Zirngible of Medford and Carol ("Hank") Spencer of Crandon; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Joey Paustenbach in 1994; nine brothers and sisters, Lester, Dick, Bob, Don, Julia Krueger, Wanda Foss, Mary Bracker, and Leslie and Ardis Krueger in infancy; and a son-in-law, Jerry Petersen in 2001.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in her name to St. Paul's Lutheran Church building fund.
Betty L. Glennon, 79, West Bend, died Sunday, Sept. 28 at St. Joseph's Hospital in West Bend. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. at Immanuel United Church of Christ in West Bend, with Rev. Rich Vincent officiating. Cremation will follow with inurnment in Pinelawn Memorial Park in Milwaukee.
Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.
Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service of West Bend assisted the family with arrangements.
Shirley L. Herman, 79, of Gilman, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008 at Gilman Care Center. She was born on October 11, 1928 in Stanley, the daughter of the late Tilmer and Lena (Mahal) Thompson. On December 17, 1966 she married Richard Herman. For many years Shirley worked for Burzynski Insurance in Gilman as a receptionist. She enjoyed flowers, was an avid bowler and especially cherished her grandchildren.
She is survived by her son, Ted (Susan) Kotlowski of Hudson; three grandchildren, Angela (Kyle) Payne of Woodbury, Minn., Justin (Kimberly) Kotlowski of Wyoming, Minn., and Amanda Kotlowski of Hudson; two great-grandchildren, Jaren and Breanna; and one brother, Harvey (Deanna) Thompson of Danbury. Shirley is preceded in death by her husband, Richard; her parents; and one brother, Roger Thompson.
A time of remembrance was held Tuesday, Sept. 30 at the Gilman Funeral Home. Burial was at Meadowbrook Cemetery.
Plombon Funeral Service of Gilman assisted the family with arrangements.
Albert S. Mravik, age 89, of Gilman, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Chippewa Falls. He was born on October 27, 1918 in Lublin, the son of the late John and Louise (Cervenansky) Mravik. He attended area schools and graduated from Medford High School and Taylor County Normal School. Al taught at Roosevelt School for one year before he joined the United States Army from 1942 to 1945. He served during World War II in North Africa and Italy. He also served in the National Guard for over 20 years. After his discharge, he taught on year in Perkinstown.
On May 30, 1946 he was united in marriage to Wilma Jaeger at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lublin. Since their marriage they have resided in the Gilman area. Al worked for the Gilman Post Office and served as postmaster until his retirement in 1974. Besides his love for his family, he enjoyed hunting, bowling, going to auctions, antiques and collecting rocks. Al was a member of the Gilman American Legion Post No. 359, the Sheldon VFW, the Lions Club, a former member of the Gilman Community Betterment Association, and the Gilman Fire Department, serving as assistant chief until retiring.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Wilma of Gilman; their children, Rodger (Mulu) Mravik of Gilman, Linda (Michael) Herrick and Gregory Mravik, both of Siren, and Susan Mravik of Ada, Okla.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Valentine (Rosella) Mravik of South Milwaukee and Emil (Dawn) Mravik of Portage. He is preceded in death by his parents; and sisters and brothers, John and Margaret in infancy, William, Louise, Edward, Frances, Amelia, Julia, Steven and Michael.
A Christian Burial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008 at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman, with Father John Long officiating. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday one hour prior at the Gilman Funeral Home.
Scott Allan Swanson, 41, Rib Lake, died Thursday, Sept. 25. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 2 at 11 a.m. at Cesarz, Charapata and Zinnecker Funeral Home in Waukesha. Burial will be at Genesee Cemetery in Genesee. A memorial service in Phillips will be held at a later date.
Richard Hoffman Jr.
Richard "Rick" Earl Hoffman Jr., age 51, of W7579 Koshkonong Lake Road, Fort Atkinson, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008 as the result of a motorcycle accident.
Rick was born in Beaufort, South Carolina, on May 18, 1957. Rick served in the United States Navy from 1974 to 1976, and attended school at the United Electronics Institute of Tampa, Fla., earning an Associate's in Science degree in electronics technology in 1985.
In April of 1983, Rick married Zoraida Castro, who passed away on March 15, 1985.
Rick married Paula Catherine "Cathy" Carver on May 28, 1988 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford.
Rick was employed by Freedom Plastics of Janesville as the plant manufacturing engineer and head of maintenance for 13 years.
Rick is survived by his children, Michele (Gerald) Buscher of Mukwonago, Wis., Joshua (Aygul) Hoffman of Madison, Wis., and Andrew Hoffman, Private 1st Class E-3 of Fort Knox, Ky.; granddaughter, Noel Jean Buscher of Mukwonago, Wis.,; stepfather, Don Paustenbach of Medford; and brothers and sisters, Cindy (Jeff) Drost of Beloit, Wis., Tim (Katie) Hoffman of Medford, Wis., Cliff (Tami) Hoffman of Medford, Wis., Todd Hoffman of Weston, Donna Brahmer of Janesville, Wis., and Steven (Jennie) Paustenbach of Green Bay, Wis. Rick is also survived by 18 nieces and nephews, and eight great-nieces and nephews.
Rick was preceded in death by his father, Richard Earl Hoffman, Sr.; mother, Verna Paustenbach; paternal grandfather, Earl Hoffman; maternal grandparents, Thelma Bamberg and John Lightsey; and sister-in-law, Amie Hoffman.
Rick's family was very important to him and the bonds that were formed will never be broken. He took great pride in who he was, and enjoyed his time with his many special friends. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, golfing and the freedom he got from riding his bike. He lived life knowing that one man's fun is another man's sorrow. Rick and Cathy did not sip from the cup of life, they gulped from the jug.
Services will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford on Friday, Sept. 26, 2008 at 11 a.m., with Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joe Stefancin officiating, and military rites performed by the Medford Military Honors Team. Visitation will be at Hemer Funeral Home on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008 from 5 to 7 p.m. and Friday morning from 9 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church until the time of the services.
Paula Catherine Hoffman
Paula Catherine "Cathy" Hoffman, age 42, of W7579 Koshkonong Lake Road, Fort Atkinson, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008 as the result of a motorcycle accident.
Cathy was born June 20, 1966 in Tampa, Florida. Cathy attended UW-Marathon County, receiving an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree in 1995. She continued her education at UW-Whitewater, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in speech language pathology in 1998. Cathy continued her education, receiving a SLP master's degree in 2000.
Cathy married Richard Earl Hoffman Jr. on May 28, 1988 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, Wis. After 20 years of marriage, they grew to be more in love than ever. Cathy was a member of Fowler Baptist Church in Tampa, Fla., and Amelia Baptist Church in Darby Pasco, Fla.
Cathy was employed by Beloit Rehab Health Center as a speech language pathologist and also worked part-time for Cedar Crest Nursing Home and Community Physical Therapy. She started her career working with children but found her true passion in working with the elderly.
Cathy is survived by her children, Andrew Hoffman, Private 1st Class E-3 of Fort Knox, Ky., Joshua (Aygul) Hoffman of Madison, Wis., stepdaughter, Michele (Gerald) Buscher of Mukwonago, Wis.; stepgranddaughter, Noel Jean Buscher of Mukwanago, Wis.; her parents, Charles (Marti) Carver of Live Oak, Fla., and Janice (Al) Angle of Lakeland, Fla.; father-in-law, Don Paustenbach of Medford; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Cindy (Jeff) Drost of Beloit, Wis., Tim (Katie) Hoffman of Medford, Wis., Cliff (Tami) Hoffman of Medford, Wis., Todd Hoffman of Weston, Donna Brahmer of Janesville, Wis. and Steven (Jennie) Paustenbach of Green Bay, Wis. Cathy is also survived by 18 nieces and nephews, and eight great-nieces and nephews.
Cathy was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Amie Hoffman, and a cousin, Cathy Buchanan.
Cathy's love for her husband, children, parents, extended family and friends was unconditional. She was a happy, loving woman who enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved the outdoors, her ducks, and riding bike with her husband. Cathy will be remembered with a hug, a kiss and a tear. She will be deeply missed by all that knew her.
Services will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford on Friday, Sept. 26, 2008 at 11 a.m., with Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joe Stefancin officiating. Visitation will be at Hemer Funeral Home on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008 from 5 to 7 p.m. and Friday morning from 9 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church until the time of the services.
Memorial contributions in their names may be made to Hoffman Memorial Fund, c/o Blackhawk Community Credit Union, 2640 W. Court St., Janesville, WI 53548.
Former Town of Holway resident Joseph W. Hatlestad, 98, Birnamwood, died Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Langlade Memorial Hospital emergency room in Antigo, where he had been taken by ambulance from his residence in Shawano County. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in the Town of Holway, with Pastor Kris Bjerke-Ulliman officiating. Interment will be at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church Cemetery in the Town of Holway. Pallbearers will be Tina and Tim Gilbert, Julie Duwe and Heather and Jason Hatlestad.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford assisted the family with arrangements.
Joseph Hatlestad was born September 3, 1910 in Beloit to the late Otto and Ida (Nordby) Hatlestad. He attended Greenwood area schools and Town of Holway elementary schools.
On June 19, 1943 in Minneapolis, Minn., he married Stella Petersen, who preceded him in death on May 7, 2007. He was a dairy farmer in the Town of Holway for over 50 years and also did woods work while farming.
He was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church where he was a past treasurer, was a past member of Farmer's Union Co-op, and had served on the Holway town board. He enjoyed reading, gardening and animals.
Survivors include two sons, Paul (Patricia) of Wausau and Phil (Ranae) of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; a son-in-law, Bill Fry of Detroit, Mich.; a sister, Eleanor DeWitt of Creston, Iowa; six grandchildren, Tina Gilbert, Julie Duwe, Jon and Karin Fry and Heather and Jason Hatlestad; and two great-grandsons, Mario Duwe and Daniel Hatlestad.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Fry in 1995; a grandson, Ryan Hatlestad in 2003; three brothers, Carl, Alfred and Bernard; and three sisters, Agnes Olson, Edna Hong and Margaret Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in his name to Taylor County Humane Society.
Ruby Minette Johnson, 93, Medford, died Thursday, Sept. 18 at Memorial Health Center in Medford. Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 22 at Ogema Baptist Church with Pastor David Root officiating. Interment was at Hillside Cemetery in Ogema. Pallbearers were Lloyd Johnson, Stan Engstrom, Kirk Stensurde, Tom Ertl, Tom Raether and John Aderton.
Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.
Ruby Johnson was born June 4, 1915 in Ogema to the late August and Minnie Johnson. She attended Larkin Graded School and was a 1933 graduate of Prentice High School. She moved to Chicago, Ill., where she was employed as a public librarian. In 1960 she moved to Minneapolis, Minn., and was employed as a secretary for 20 years at the United Church of Christ headquarters, then moved back to Ogema in 1980.
She was a member of Ogema Baptist Church. She enjoyed bird watching, gardening, cooking and doing yard work.
Survivors include a brother, Donald of Florida; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; and other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret (Victor) Sylvan, Gertrude (Victor) Engstrom and Gladys Johnson; a brother, Walter (Doris); and a sister-in-law, Ethel Johnson.
Memorial contributions in her honor may be given to Ogema Baptist Church.