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Lincoln County, Wisconsin Obituary Collection
(From old editions of the Tomahawk Leader, Tomahawk, Wisconsin.
The older issues only listed names. Contact the newspaper at
Tomahawk Leader, PO Box 345, Tomahawk, WI 54487.)

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Lincoln County, Wisconsin Obituary Collection

Lincoln County, Wisconsin Obituary and Death Notices Collection - 8

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Date: Tuesday, 30 March 2010, at 4:45 p.m.

Obituaries appearing in the Jan. 18, 2005, Tomahawk Leader:
- Dolly (Smith) Ory, 52, Tomahawk, raised in Tomahawk area, also lived in Elcho-Pelican Lake and Antigo areas, battled with multiple sclerosis for 12 years (1/17/05; funeral 1/20/05).
- Melvin Sorce, 66, Tomahawk, moved to Tomahawk area in 1985 from New Berlin, owned Area Fast Auto Glass Co. until retiring in 2000 (1/13/05).
- Florence E. Luther, 82, Tomahawk, summer resident before making Tomahawk permanent home 20 years ago (1/15/05).
- Barb Ackeret, Saukville, born in Merrill, worked at Jackson Machinery in Port Washington 10 years, then at Gehl Co. in West Bend. (1/17/05; funeral 1/20/05.

Obituaries appearing in the Feb. 1, 2005, Tomahawk Leader:
- Herman "Hank" Lehnherr, 94, Tomahawk, farmed in the Nasonville area and New Glarus, worked with the UW Veterinary Science program in Madison 25 years, retiring in 1976, afterwards ran a hobby farm in Waunakee, and moved to Tomahawk in 1995 (1/23/05).
- John I. Novak, 89, long-time Merrill area resident, employed at former Anson-Gilkey Co. in Merrill many years (1/28/05).
- John Andruscavage, 76, town of Woodboro, moved from Menomonee Falls to Tomahawk in 1990, served in U.S. Navy 24 years (1/28/05).
- John G. Kaufmann, 79, Tomahawk, formerly employed at Marathon Electric, Wausau, and operated a dairy farm, moved to Tomahawk to operate a resort until he retired (1/30/05; funeral 2/3/05).
- Earl Stoddard, 74, Tomahawk, police officer in Crystal Lake, Ill., area, police chief at Lakewood, Ill., self-employed general contractor (1/28/05; 2/3/05).
- Louis G. vonGnechten Jr., 74, Tomahawk, employed at former Georgia-Pacific in Tomahawk (1/30/05; 2/2/05).
- Jean Neumeyer, 74, Tomahawk, had been employed at Tomahawk Savings and Loan Association, retiring in 1993 (1/26/05).
- Carol M. Laux, 81, West Bend, formerly of Harshaw, owned Rocky Run Cranberry Marsh in Harshaw 1955-82 (2/1/05; 2/5/05).
- Frank "Frankie" Littleton, 70, Monico, (1/29/05; funeral 2/4/05).

Obituaries appearing in the Feb. 8, 2005, Tomahawk Leader:
- Stella "Nana" Clay, 87, Tomahawk, worked for Briggs and Stratton in Milwaukee 35 years, lived in Tomahawk 15 years (2/3/05).
- Melda R. Bernarde, 85, Tomahawk (2/4/05).
- Roger Salzman, 92, Tomahawk, lived in Milwaukee and Wautoma areas, chef at various restaurants, lived in Tomahawk six years (2/2/05).
- Jean Neumeyer, 74, Tomahawk, had been employed at Tomahawk Savings and Loan Association, retiring in 1993 (1/26/05).
- Carol M. Laux, 81, West Bend, formerly of Harshaw, owned Rocky Run Cranberry Marsh in Harshaw 1955-82 (2/1/05).
- Frank "Frankie" Littleton, 70, Monico (1/29/05).

Obituaries appearing in the Feb. 15, 2005, Tomahawk Leader:
- Molly M. Cole, 64, Tomahawk, had been employed at Motorola in Chicago area, Tomahawk resident since 1970 (2/10/05).
- Helene G. Hering, 89, Hanau, Germany, (1/21/05).
- Elsie Kotila, 72, Brantwood, formerly employed at Rose Wreath in Phillips (2/11/05; services 2/15/05).
- Wilma G. Williams, 85, Rhinelander (2/13/05; funeral 2/17/05).
Funeral arrangements pending for
- Alice Lodholz, Tomahawk (2/13/05).
- George Keip, 72, Tomahawk (3/13/05).
- George F. Keip, 72, Tomahawk, formerly of Wisconsin Rapids, worked for Consolidated Papers, Inc, retiring in 1989 after 37 years, also retired as IAM District 200 business representative (2/13/05; funeral 2/17/05)

Obituaries appearing in the March 1, 2005, Tomahawk Leader:
- Eleanor C. Kall, 88, Litchfield, Minn., lived in Tomahawk from 1938 until retirement, taught ninth grade English in the Tomahawk School District (2/24/05).
- Joy Krueger, 84, Tomahawk, life-long Tomahawk resident (2/20/05).
- Appearing in the Feb. 22 Tomahawk Leader:
- Dennis H. Manke, 64, Tomahawk, died following a snowmobile accident in town of Cassian, lived in Cedarburg, Port Washington areas, Wausau, Racine and Minnesota, formerly employed with JI Case, Caterpillar and Blount Enterprises (2/27/05).
- Alice Lodholz, 71, Tomahawk, director with Lodholz Northstar Acres (2/13/05).
- Warren Wesley Anderson, 84, Brookfield, graduated from Tripoli High School in 1938, commercial refrigeration serviceman, retiring in 1983 (2/8/05).
- Ruby T. Bazemore, 95, spent most of her life in Georgia and moved to Tomahawk in 2002 (2/16/05).
- Vera J. McCoy Elleson, PhD, 70, Pleasant Hill, Mo., grew up in Tomahawk, counseled school children and licensed psychologist in private practice in Kansas City (2/12/05; celebration of life 3/13/05 in Kansas City).
- George F. Keip, 72, Tomahawk, formerly of Wisconsin Rapids, worked for Consolidated Papers, Inc, retiring in 1989 after 37 years, also retired as IAM District 200 business representative (2/13/05).
- Lawrence J. Voermans, 86, Tomahawk, (2/16/05).

Obituaries appearing in the March 8, 2005, Tomahawk Leader:
- Frank C. Magnus, 83, Rhinelander, formerly of Harrison, self-employed dairy farmer until 2003, served as Harrison town clerk for nearly 50 years and on the Lincoln County Board 20 years, including four as chairman (3/3/05; memorials to American Diabetes Association or Ministry Home Care Hospice).
- Edward C. Hoffman Jr., 73, Rhinelander, worked for Cutler Hammer in Milwaukee and then became power superintendent at Owens-Illinois in Tomahawk 1965-93 (3/1/05).
- Victoria "Vicky" Salomaa, 76, Tomahawk, high school teacher and then with dietary department at Mount Sinai Hospital in Milwaukee, nursing assistant with Riverview Rehab and Care Center in Tomahawk 25 years (2/27/05).
- Lawrence J. Voermans, 86, Tomahawk, owned and operated sawmill/lumber company until retirement (2/16/05; funeral 3/9/05).
- Florence G. Jokela, 94, Tripoli, elementary art teacher in Tripoli/Prentice/Brantwood areas 1929-75, wrote memoirs "The First 90 Years: four years ago (3/7/05; funeral 3/10/05).

Obituaries appearing in the March 29, 2005, Tomahawk Leader:
- Thomas W. Winters, 52, Tomahawk, attended Tripoli Grade School, graduated from Prentice High School in 1971, had worked for Drott Manufacturing and Lincoln County Highway Department, and at Packaging Corporation of America mill 20 years (3/26/05; funeral 3/30/05).
- Dorothianne "Dee" Kilinski, 47, Wausau, involved in theatre as dancer and actor, had taught high school in Tomahawk and Merrill (3/16/05).
- Carl Coey, 66, Tomahawk, lifelong Tomahawk resident, served in Navy 17 years (3/17/05; graveside service in spring).
- Donna Jeanne (Uhlmann) Thomas, 79, (3/19/05).
- Christopher Eades, 33, Tomahawk, graduate of Wisconsin School for the Deaf, worked at Lincoln Industries (3/25/05; funeral 4/2/05).

Obituaries appearing in the April 12, 2005, Tomahawk Leader:
- June L. Briggs, 76, Tomahawk, had worked at Sacred Heart Hospital (4/6/05).
- Bruce D. Haring, 48, Wausau, born in Tomahawk, worked at Wisconsin Box in Wausau 11 years, served in U.S. Army in Germany 10 years (4/6/05).
- Damin Mica Martin, 8, Merrill, died from injuries in a freak logging accident, second grader at Washington Elementary School in Merrill (4/4/05).
- Beatrice M. Nelson, 85, formerly of town of Pine River, a homemaker (4/3/05).
- Mildred "Millie" Point, 81, Tomahawk, resident of Tomahawk since 1978, long-time Avon representative (4/9/05).
- Harry F. Pophal, 94, formerly of Harrison, died at Riverview Rehab and Care Center in Tomahawk, worked for U.S. Postal Service in Merrill many years (4/11/05; funeral 4/13/05).
- Johanna Voermans, 88, Tomahawk, employed in cafeteria at St. Mary's School many years and later in kitchen at Saint Mary's Hospital (4/5/05; Mass of Christian Burial 4/9/05).

Obituaries appearing in the May 3, 2005, Tomahawk Leader include:
- Louis M. Radke, 83, Tomahawk, served in the 106th Infantry Division during World War II and was POW in Germany, plumber with Heinzen Plumbing in Antigo many years, retiring in 1983 (4/24/05).
- Francis "Butch" Zodrow, 80, worked at Koehring Co. and Salvation Army in Milwaukee prior to moving back to Tomahawk in 2000 (4/26/2005).

Obituaries in the April 26, 2005, issue:
- Ruth E. Berg, 89, Tomahawk (4/22/05).
- Lois J. DuBois, 74, Tomahawk, 1949 graduate of Merrill High School, involved in Tomahawk Historical Society (4/20/05).
- LeRoy C. Myres, 67, lived in Milwaukee, Merrill and Tomahawk area for past 25 years, worked at Brokaw Paper Mill 30 years, retiring in 1995 (4/24/05).
- Hubert "Bart" Schoone, 92, Harrison, born in Holland, moved to U.S. at age 2, first to Minnesota and then Harrison area in 1915, dairy farmer, operated school bus service, logging (4/22/05).

Obituaries appearing in the May 10, 2005 Tomahawk Leader include:
- Mabel Brouchoud, 96, Tumwater, Wash., worked as a beautician for many years and homemaker, lived in Wisconsin for 94 years (4/30/05).
- Rosemary "Dawn" Cressy, 75, Tomahawk, loved feeding the birds, jigsaw and crossword puzzles, listening to country-western and polka music, and spending time with family (5/6/05).
- Rex Hall, 90, Berlin, formerly of Merrill (5/3/05).
- Harry Evans, 92, Spirit, employed at Waukesha Motor Works for 10 years, moved to Minnesota in 1940 where he worked at Northern Pump Co., retiring in 1944 (5/1/05).

Obituaries appearing in the May 24, 2005, Tomahawk Leader include:
- Roger A. Bender, 66, Tomahawk, served in U.S. Navy as Navy Seal from 1955-76 (5/21/05; share memories 5/26/05, 2-4 p.m., Clear Lake Condo Recreation Building).
- Thelma E. "Sammi" Birkholz, 83, Beaver Dam, long-time cook at Wayland Academy (5/11/05).
- Helen L. Fabera, 90, Tomahawk, raised in Tomahawk, lived in Manitowoc, returned Tomahawk 1973, chef for UW-Manitowoc Extension and "The Supper Club" (5/17/05).
- Clarence R. Voeltke, 74, Merrill, welder at Merrill Manufacturing Corp, retired 1993 (5/18/05).

Obituaries appearing in the May 17, 2005, Tomahawk Leader include:
- Richard H. Duckart, 80, Sun Prairie, was born in Ladysmith and resided in Bruce before graduation from the University of Wisconsin, enjoyed summers on Lake Nokomis (5/10/05).
- Robert J. Liberty, 85, Irma, retired from Merrill Manufacturing, served in the U.S. Army for one year, the Marines for four years and the Wisconsin National Guard for 16 years (5/12/05).

Obituaries appearing in the May 31, 2005, Tomahawk Leader include:
- Dora G. Wendt, 96, Tomahawk, grew up in Cassian area, graduated from Tomahawk High School, employed by Rosemurgy Motors as a bookkeeper for over 50 years, moved back to Tomahawk in 1992 (5/28/05).
- Albert Hoglund, 96, Tomahawk, worked at Owens-Illinois for over 50 years, retiring in 1973, co-founder of Somo Fish and Game Club (5/29/05; Mass of Christian Burial 6/2/05; memorials appreciated to Northwoods Serenity).
- Rosalyn Bernice Norlin, 92, Hawkins (5/30/05; funeral 6/2/05; memorials to American Cancer Society)

Obituaries appearing in the June 7, 2005, Tomahawk Leader include:
- Yolande R. Schouweiler, 95, Tomahawk, raised in Quebec, Canada, where she was a first grade teacher for 10 years, later a nurse in hospitals in Montreal, Hawaii and Hollywood, Calif., traveled around world in 1940s, became U.S. citizen in 1955, moved to Tomahawk area in 1990 (6/1/05; private graveside service in Arizona; memorials to St. Mary's Catholic School in Tomahawk).
- Albert Hoglund, 96, Tomahawk, worked at Owens-Illinois for over 50 years, retiring in 1973, co-founder of Somo Fish and Game Club (5/29/05; memorials appreciated to Northwoods Serenity).
- Rosalyn Bernice Norlin, 92, Hawkins, born in Ogema and attended former Centerville School there, moved to Hawkins in 1936. (5/30/05; memorials to American Cancer Society)

There were no obituaries published in the June 14, 2005, Tomahawk Leader.

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