John 'Jack' Allen
John “Jack” Allen of Eagle River died Thursday, April 20, 2006. He was 69.
Mr. Allen was born July 17, 1936, in Warrens. He attended school in Kenosha and spent his early years working in Milwaukee.
He relocated to Rhinelander in 1984 and Eagle River in 1991.
He was employed at Headwaters Inc., McDonald’s and White Spruce Inn.
His hobbies included storytelling, hunting and traveling.
Mr. Allen was preceded in death by his mother, Lena Alexander Bokay and one brother, Gerald.
Survivors include one sister-in-law, Jean Allen of Mississippi; and his longtime companion, Vicki Van Beek of Eagle River.
Delores C. Radler
Dolores C. Radler (nee Sternhagen), longtime resident of Whitefish Bay. Entered into Eternal Rest on Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at the age of 87 years.
Beloved wife for 65 years of the late Raphael “Ralph” Radler. Dear mother of William Radler, Mary Jo (Daniel) Zane and the late Thomas (Bernadette) Radler. Proud grandmother of Barry Radler, Amy (Patrick) Ward, Gillian Radler, Jennifer Radler, Stacie (Patrick) Schad, Tony (Nicole) Zane, Justina (Jason) Gudex and Andrew Zane. Blessed with wonderful great-grandchildren Jackson, Maxwell, Cade, Madeleine, Abigail, Helena, Ana, Lori, Danny and Thomas. Further survived by other relatives and friends.
Friends may join the family in celebrating Dolores’ life from 3-4 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2006, at HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 4801 N. Wildwood Ave., corner E. Hampton Road in Whitefish Bay, with the celebration of a Memorial Mass at 4 p.m. Interment will be private.
Memorials to Holy Family Catholic Church or Wisconsin Right to Life would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.
Dolores was devoted to her family and will be greatly missed by them.
Howard R. Brunn
Howard R. Brunn, born in Franklin, Wis., on July 10, 1912, passed away peacefully April 3, 2006, at his home in Snohomish, Wash., with his daughter and Hospice volunteer, Peter Arnold, at his side.
His wife of 38 years, Gertrude P. Brunn, preceded him in death on Dec. 2, 2004.
He is survived by his daughter, Ruthie Towers of Snohomish; daughter-in-law, Darlene Brunn of Union Grove, Wis.; and five granddaughters, Pat (Mark) Manthei, Kenosha, Wis., Sue (Bill) Young and Sandy (Bill) Wiegand of Union Grove, Wis., Tammi (Dave) Ford, Rosemount, Minn., Rebecca (Pat) Calvo, Snohomish; plus 11 great-grandchildren.
Howard resided in Milwaukee, Wis. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Eagle River, where they lived for 30 years. In 1996, they moved to Snohomish, to live with their daughter.
A Celebration of Life will be held at his home on May 13, 2006, and will be attended by out-of-town family and friends.
Charles Daniel 'Chuck' Haase Jr.
Charles Daniel “Chuck” Haase Jr. died Saturday, April 22, 2006, at Providence St. Peters Hospital in Olympia, Wash. He was 83.
He was born March 6, 1923, in Alvin, the son of Charles “Barefoot Charlie” and Olive (nee Butler) Haase. He spent his early years in northern Wisconsin.
Mr. Haase entered the armed forces in 1943 and served on the Alcan Highway and at Ft. Lee, Va.
After the war, he moved to Washington, where he met his wife, Dorothy Ash of Tenino, Wash.
He re-enlisted in the military in 1947 and spent the next 19 years serving in the U.S. Air Force in stateside and overseas assignments. He retired in 1966, returning to Tenino. He spent the next 20 years working as the bus mechanic for the Tenino and Rochester, Wash., school districts, retiring in 1987.
His hobbies included automobile repair.
Mr. Haase was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Fremont “Pop” Winslow; and one brother, Lorenzo of Tenino.
In addition to his wife of 59 years, survivors include one daughter, Janis (Alvin) Griffin of Tenino; two sons, Dennis (Carla) of Tenino and Charles (Delores) of Selah, Wash.; two sisters, Margaret Walls of Kansas and Marie Perkins of Oregon; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Felix Garcia of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Three Lakes, died Monday, April 10, 2006. He was 85.
Mr. Garcia was born Aug. 13, 1920, in Mercedes, Texas.
He achieved the rank of major in the U.S. Army and served in World War II, Korea, Panama, Turkey and South America. He received the Silver Star, Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Army Occupation Medal (Germany), Croix de Guerre with Palm, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Bronze Star, seven overseas bars and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal.
Mr. Garcia was a member of the American Legion and the Retired Officers Association, and an associate member of Redeemer Lutheran Church.
After moving to Three Lakes in 1963, Mr. Garcia and his wife owned and operated Rustlewood Resort on Planting Ground Lake. He also was a bus driver for the Three Lakes School District.
Survivors include his wife, Lorrayne; two sons, Steven of Sarasota, Fla., and James of Henderson, Nev.; three sisters, Otila Buendel, Eva Gorena and Amelia Rutledge, all of Edenberg, Texas; one brother, Joe of Chicago, Ill.; and three grandchildren.
A funeral service was held April 20 at Brown & Sons Funeral Home in Bradenton.
Memorials may be made to TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5944 Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
Josephine 'Jo' Eslick
Josephine “Jo” Eslick of Phelps died Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at Lillian Kerr Healthcare Center in Phelps. She was 92.
A former resident of Detroit, Mich., she lived in Eagle River from 1968 to 1988 and from 1995 until she moved to Phelps.
She was a member of St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church in Eagle River and was employed at the church as a housekeeper.
Her hobbies included cooking.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude, in 1976; two brothers, Joe Yurgin and Pete Girskis; and two sisters, Margaret Liborio and Pat Shev.
Survivors include one daughter, Janet (Randall Riegsecker) Kunze of Milwaukee; one son, Gilbert (Sharon) Biolchini of Dryden, Mich.; one brother, Paul Girskis of Plymouth, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held April 20 at Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Kozarek officiated.
John L. Ochs
John L. Ochs of Land O' Lakes died Tuesday, March 14, 2006.
Mr. Ochs was born in Milwaukee, the son of Leonard and Ruth (Moser) Ochs.
He graduated from Nathan Hale High School in West Allis, where he was active in track and field and basketball. He attended college at Texas A&M, before enlisting in the U.S. Army, serving in Korea.
Upon his return from Korea, he served as a Milwaukee police officer for 10 years. He left the police force to open his own business, Coach's Liquor, which he ran for 20 years.
During this time, he worked for Milwaukee public schools as a Junior Optimist leader and as a basketball and weight-room coach. He was the track coach for many years at Kettle Moraine High School in Wales.
After vacationing in the North Woods since a child, he bought a home on Hunter Lake in Conover in 1982. On Oct. 25, 1994, he married Dawn Gloudeman.
Mr. Ochs retired after selling the store, moving to the North Woods where he became an avid sportsman and gardener.
He was on several sports teams, including dartball, nine-ball, horseshoe and basketball.
His other accomplishments included art, poetry and songwriting. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 18 in Milwaukee and the Disabled American Veterans.
He was precded in death by his father.
Survivors include his wife, Dawn; a daughter, Angela Wery of West Allis; a son, Scott of New Berlin; his mother, Ruth (Herb) Johnson of Muskego; a sister, Mary (Tony) Ochs-Dorono of Downey, Calif.; his mother-in-law, Gloria Gloudeman of West Allis; and three grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held today, Wednesday, March 22, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church with visitation at 10 a.m.
Burial will be Friday, March 24, at noon at the Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in King. Visitation will be at 11 a.m.
A celebration of life will be held Sunday, April 23 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Dr.'s Office at 1309 S. 60th St., West Allis.
Memorials are appreciated.
James E. 'Jim' Ujazdowski
James E. "Jim" Ujazdowski of Menasha died Saturday, March 18, 2006, at Theda Clark Medical Center in Appleton. He was 70.
Mr. Ujazdowski was born Aug. 18, 1935, in Three Lakes, the son of Frank and Rose (Burgraff) Ujazdowski.
In 1967, he started Jim's Plumbing in Greenville, which he owned and operated for 34 years. Upon retirement, he sold the business to his son, Jeffrey.
Mr. Ujazdowski's favorite hobby was golf. He was a member at Ridgeway Country Club.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia; five children, Jeffrey (Lu Anne), Andrew (Christina), Robert (Julie), Jerelyn and Kristen (Diane); two brothers, Stanley (Alice) and Ralph; three grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Vernice Gorski; and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Julie; three sisters, Angeline Gutwa, Agnes Saidikowski and Eleanore Frankowski; an infant sister, Marion; and two brothers, Julius and Kazimer Gorski.
A funeral service was held March 21 at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Greenville, with the Rev. Mark Vander Steeg officiating.
Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Greenville.
Gordon Paul Wenzler
Gordon Paul Wenzler of Eagle River died Thursday, March 16, 2006 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander. He was 81.
Mr. Wenzler was born May 21, 1924. He was raised and attended schools in Milwaukee, including the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as an airplance mechanic on B-25s.
Mr. Wenzler married Aleah Bell Coffman on Dec. 14, 1945, in Manhatten, Kan. He owned and operated Wenzler Tile Co. in Milwaukee for 32 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Bertha.
After retiring, he founded the first ceramic tile trade school in Milwaukee.
He and his wife moved to Eagle River in 1992 where he volunteered his time and talents laying the tile floor in the Northwoods Children's Museum. He was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and one of his hobbies was cabinet making.
Survivors include his wife, Aleah; two sons, Richard (Ina) of Port Washington, David (Judy) of West Bend; a daughter, Lorene (Jim) Harvey of South Milwaukee; a brother, William (Delores) of Milwaukee; a sister, Judy (Jack) Creasy of Missouri; nine grandchildren and four grea-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 25, at noon at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Margaret Johnson officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until noon.
Grace Javenkoski (nee Paffrath), a former resident of Three Lakes, died Saturday, March 11, 2006, in Des Plaines, Ill. She was 82.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Mina Paffrath, five brothers, one sister and two great-grandchildren.
Survivors include two daughters, Audrey (Louis) Bolz, Dawn (Wally) Olson; one son, Edward (Claudia Nelson); nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Three Lakes.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Margie A. Goodrum
Margie A. Goodrum, formerly of St. Germain, died Monday, March 6, 2006, at her home in Princton, Ill. She was 80.
Mrs. Goodrum was born Aug. 12, 1925. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, and two grandchildren.
Survivors include four sons, Wayne and Randy, both of St. Germain, Mick of Princeton and Dennis of Leichester, N.C.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held in Princeton with burial in Elm Lawn Cemetery.
Stephen L. Tameling
Stephen L. Tameling, age 54, of Sayner, passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 9, 2006. The beloved husband of Peggy (nee Flavin). He was the eldest son of the late Henry and Charlotte (nee Zaruba) and the fond son-in-law of Thomas and the late Dolores Flavin. He was the special nephew of Marie (nee Tameling) and the late Bernard Stern. He was the cherished brother of Dennis (Linda), Thomas (Linda), Richard, Jean, James, and Joyce (Rick) Tannenbaum. The loving uncle of many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and dear friends.
Steve was an active member of the Sayner-Star Lake Lions Club and Plum Creek Ducks Unlimited. He was an outdoor sportsman and truly enjoyed nature. He was a parishioner of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sayner. He was a loyal employee for many years of Ahlborn Equipment Inc., also of Sayner. He was born and raised here. His gifts to those he touched were quick wit, colorful conversation and wonderful culinary talents.
A Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, March 13, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sayner. Visitation was Sunday, March 12, 2006, from 2:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
Memorial to Plum Lake Ambulance, Sayner-Star Lake Lions Club, Plum Creek Ducks Unlimited or the Shriner's Children's Hospital would be appreciated.--
Jay R. Morey
Jay R. Morey of Sugar Camp died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, at Saint Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander. He was 76.
Mr. Morey was born June 2, 1929, the son of Jay and Regina Morey.
He graduated from Madison Central High School where he participated in track and field, and excelled in football, receiving a four-year scholarship to UW-Madison, majoring in geology.
Mr. Morey was a member of the "W" club. After graduation, he accepted a teaching assistant position in the language department, where he taught Danish.
He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army with the 700 Ranger Division in Korea.
Upon his return from Korea, he played football on special teams for the Chicago Bears for two years. He managed the Black Hawk Country Club in Madison for the next 30 years.
In 1982 he married Mary Duncan and moved to Sugar Camp. He worked for the Rhinelander Daily News and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in the circulation departments.
Most recently, he was the night auditor at the Super 8 Motel in Rhinelander.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, the former Jacqueline Hess; and one grandson.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; three sons, Jay (Judy) of Madison, James (Brenda) of Ringle and John (Valerie) of Oregon, Wis.; three daughters, Jean Fillner, Jennifer Morey and Joan (John) Dyerson, all of Madison; one stepdaughter, Ruth Meroff of Sugar Camp; 15 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will take place at a later date at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Madison.