Obituaries in the Jan. 2, 2007, Tomahawk Leader include:
- Keith Hernikl, 51, Tomahawk, grew up in West Bend, moved to Northwoods in 1978, managed Mistletoe Inn 1981-85, had sold real estate for Coldwell Real Estate, employed at Lincoln Hills School since 1995 (12-23-06; memorials requested in his name).
- Hubert Grover "Stubby" Straveler, 82, Brantwood, joined Navy at age 17 and served 20 years, employed at Harley-Davidson 22 years, retiring in 1982 (12-23-06).
- Leone Winker, 92, Tomahawk, born here, had owned Winker's Grocery Store and Winker's Laundromat (12-25-06).
- Harry J. "Snoopy" Weiss, 74, Manitowoc, born in Tomahawk, U.S. Air Force veteran, moved to West Bend in 1968, worked for Gehl Co., retiring in 1988 (12-20-06).
- Mary "Fran" Buedingen, 78, Tomahawk, She and husband, Bill, moved to Tomahawk in 1970, she taught for Tomahawk School District for three years, active volunteer (12-22-06).
- Rita Verbist, 74, Rhinelander, born in Tomahawk, lifelong resident of Town of Harrison, she and husband, Emil, owned Verbist Farm (12-30-06; Mass of Christian Burial 1-4-07).
- Traci L. Higgins, 37, Town of Cassian, born in Denver, Colo., trained as certified nursing assistant (1-1-07; funeral 1-6-07).
Obituaries in the Jan. 9, 2007, Tomahawk Leader include:
- Evelyn Gessler, 81, Harshaw, had been employed by airplane factory during World War II, waitress, dental assistant and owned employment agency in Glenview, Ill., moved to Harshaw area in 1984 (1-7-07; funeral 1-11-07).
- Irene M. Hable, 90, Oshkosh, met and became engaged to husband, Edward, in Tomahawk, worked in food service in Oshkosh, ran own catering service until retiring in late 1980s (1-5-07; funeral 1-11-07; memorial fund being established).
- Nona Lee Heuser, 77, Aztec, N.M., graduated from Tomahawk High School, moved to New Mexico in 1967 (12-28-07).
- Gerald J. "Jerry: Sell, 34, Beaver Dam, 1990 Horican High School graduate, worked for Finlay Industries, Wagner's Wheel and Haster, then Apache Staineless Steel and currently for River City Heating and Air Conditioning in Watertown, spent time on land in Gleason.
- Rita Verbist, 74, Rhinelander, born in Tomahawk, lifelong resident of Town of Harrison, she and husband, Emil, owned Verbist Farm (12-30-06).
- Traci L. Higgins, 37, Town of Cassian, born in Denver, Colo., trained as certified nursing assistant (1-1-07).
Obituaries in the Jan. 16, 2007, Tomahawk Leader include:
- Alfred Marth Jr., 59, Irma, born in Merrill, Vietnam War veteran serving in Marine Corps, draftsman for Marshall Edrman & Associates Inc., Madison, Wick Home, Middleton, later draftsman for Wausau Homes (1-10-07);
- Lydia G. Werle, 101, Tomahawk, Eagle River resident 20 years, supervisor in sewing department at Nick & Sons Casket Manufacturing Co. 20 years (1-9-07).
- David B, Longtin, 75, Tripoli, born in Tripoli, Tripoli High School graduate, U.S. Air Force veteran serving 21 years, lived in Illinois, employed by Abbott Laboratories 20 years, returned to Tripoli (1-5-07).
Obituaries in the Jan. 23, 2007, Tomahawk Leader include:
- John "Al" A. Gesell, 80, Wausau, U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, financial manager for Federal Highway Administration, retiring in 1982, real estate broker in Tomahawk 1984-98 (1-18-07; funeral 1-27-07; memorials to Our Savior National Catholic Church, Mosinee.)
- G. Sylvia Schufeltowski, 87, formerly of Tomahawk, died in Fond du Lac, nurse's aide at hospitals in Milwaukee and Burlington (1-18-07; memorials to Log Church in Tripoli or Fond du Lac Lutheran Home).
Obituaries in the Feb. 13, 2007, Tomahawk Leader include:
- Robert "Bob" Colclasure, 61, Merrill, born in Ontonagon, Mich., U.S. Marine Corps veteran of Vietnam, English literature and journalism teacher at Merrill High School between 1978-2001, Driftwood Diary columnist for the Tomahawk Leader, alderman for the city of Merrill eight years (2-10-07; funeral 2-13-07; in lieu of flowers, memorials in his name to Merrill's T.B. Scott Library, or Autismspeaks.org, Newautism.net or Cureautismnow.org. Look on our Message Board for a tribute to "Mr. C" by one of his former students, Leader Reporter Abigail Wix).
- Phillip E. Brown, 82, Pass-a-Grille (St. Pete Beach), Fla., and Black River Falls, formerly of Tomahawk, World War II Army veteran, worked for Thorp Finance, affiliated with Bradley Bank in Tomahawk as partner and chairman of the board, founded Amble-Ski, Inc., involved in land development and owned Vacation Lands, Inc. with partner Don Olson, retired 1987. (2-3-07; funeral 2-10-07, memorial Mass planned in Tomahawk this summer).
- Gerald A. "Jerry" Baalrud, 86, Waukesha, 1938 graduate of Tomahawk High School, employed by Waukesha Public School System as elementary teacher and principal 1947-80, U.S. Navy veteran of World War II (2-5-07; memorials to St. Mary's Church, Waukesha; Waukesha Memorial Hospital Foundation-Regional Cancer Center or Heart Care Center.)
- Ronald Rose, 55, Grafton (1-30-07).
- Dorothy Turner, 87, former summer resident of Tomahawk (2-4-07; memorials to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Glenview, Ill.)
- Virginia Majerus, 78, Tomahawk, she and husband lived in Tomahawk and Rhinelander areas, moved to Anchorage, Alaska in 1960 then back to Tomahawk in 1979 (2-6-07; memorials to Alzheimer's Research Foundation).
- Michael "Dilly" Anderson, 62, died as result of snowmobile accident, long-time resident of Wisconsin Rapids, moved to Tomahawk four years ago, employed by Consolidated StoraEnsa Corp. for 39 years, retiring in March 2004, Vietnam Army veteran (2-4-07).
- James B. Michie, 68, Rhinelander, attended schools in Harshaw area, 1956 graduate of Rhinelander High School, U.S. Army veteran serving two tours of duty in Vietnam as helicopter pilot, employed by Lincoln Hills School in Irma, then State of Wisconsin Department of Justice for 15 years, retiring in 1993 (2-10-07; funeral 2-15-07).
Obituaries in the March 13, 2007, Tomahawk Leader include:
- David L. Theis, 64, Tomahawk, worked 25 years at Fox River Foods, Montgomery, Ill., later owner/operators of Tomahawk Heavy Duty Truck Parts for 22 years (3-9-07; funeral 7-13-07; memorials to Ministry Hospice or American Cancer Society).
- Judith E. Jenkins, 66, Tomahawk, formerly employed by Petersen Health Care, Rhinelander (3-9-07; funeral 3-14-07).
- Senia Henderson, 90, formerly of Tomahawk, died in La Crosse, born in town of Knox (3-3-07).
- Clarence "Jack" Taylor, 80, town of Nokomis, 1944 graduate of Tomahawk High School, lifelong area resident, World War II Navy veteran, worked for Wisconsin Valley Improvement Co. in Tomahawk, retiring in 1988, owned Jack's Boat Repair (3-6-07; private services at later date).
- George F. Zdarsky, 80, Tomahawk, World War II veteran, employed at General Electric in Chicago area 40 years (3-4-07).
- Mary E. Mangess, 83, Tomahawk, had worked at Trig's and Hardee's in Rhinelander, moved to Tomahawk in 1994 (3-8-07).
- Shirley Joyce Seiser, 84, Arizona, born in Milwaukee, worked as long-distance telephone operator with AT&T, retired as member of the Pioneers after 35 years, retired to lake home in Tomahawk, later relocated to Apache Junction, Ariz. (3-2-07; funeral 3-17-07; in lieu of flowers, donations to The Quilters Group, Our Savior Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 6839, Mesa, AZ 85216).
Obituaries in the April 10, 2007, Tomahawk Leader include:
- Tracy Ann Maurer, 42, Tomahawk, died as result of homicide, born in Milwaukee, moved to Tomahawk in 1994, waitress at former Matador and Prime Time Restaurants, currently employed at Taco John's in Rhinelander (4-6-07; memorial service 4-12-07).
- Dr. Howard "Doc" Rumsey, 78, Tomahawk, born in Milwaukee, lived in Kewaskum area, moved to Tomahawk in mid-1990s, chiropractor, started up several Allied Health offices (4-2-07; services 4-10-07; memorials to Ministry Home Hospice or Northland Bible Church).
- Leslie T. Vaughn, 89, Clearwater, Fla., born near Irma, farmer, lumberjack, heavy equipment operator until 1941, moved to Maryland, worked for federal government's General Accounting Office, Navy Department and State Department, associated with design and installation of Navy's first computer accounting system, retired 1970 after 28 years of government service (3-10-07).
- Joseph T. Martin Sr., 76, Tomahawk, born in Milwaukee, employed Owens-Illinois 30 years, retiring 1992, had owned Boomba Bar, U.S. Army veteran in Korean War, receiving the Purple Heart. (4-5-07).
Obituaries in the April 17, 2007, Tomahawk Leader include:
- Gilbert "Gill" John Steen 65, Tripoli, U.S. Army veteran, employed by Neundorf Trucking Co. in Chicago, as a security guard and mechanic in Arizona, moved to Rib Lake and worked for Westboro Elementary School and Rib Lake High School as a custodian, retiring in 1998 (4-12-07).
- Patricia E. Ramsey, 62, Tomahawk, born Chicago, moved to Tomahawk in 1988, formerly owned Sunny Point Resort on Lake Alice (4-10-07).
- Gladys L. Baumgartner, 74, Tomahawk, born in Tomahawk, lived in California, Chicago area and then back in Tomahawk area in 1997 (4-4-07).
- Joyce Bentley, 68, Tomahawk High School graduate and St. Olaf College (4-12-07; donations suggested to National Breast Cancer Foundation (Click the icon at the end of the story).
- Michael L. Butler, 48, Tomahawk, worked in Milwaukee and with Nokomis Lumber (4-9-07).