Obituaries appearing in the July 12, 2005, Tomahawk Leader include:
- Frederick H. Becker, 79, formerly of Irma, served in World War II as a driver for General Patton, mason for construction companies, moved to Irma in 1981 following retirement (7/6/05).
- Leland W. Helgeson, 79, formerly of Tomahawk, retired from Wausau Insurance Co. (3/15/05; graveside services 7/11/05; memorials to Lincoln Senior Center, Stevens Point).
Obituaries appearing in the July 19, 2005, Tomahawk Leader include:
- Kristine K. (Poepke) Gass, 53, Tomahawk, after a 5-year battle with cancer, worked in radiology in Wisconsin Rapids and Neenah, and 14 years as an X-ray technician in the Tomahawk hospital and clinic, wife of Pastor Mark Gass, Redeemer Ev. Lutheran Church (7/13/05; memorials to Redeemer Lutheran Organ Fund).
- Dr. Robert R. Henderson, 63, Monona, after year-long illness with ALS, valedictorian of Tomahawk High School Class of 1959, 1963 graduate Dartmouth College, 1967 graduate of Medical School at University of Virginia, member of Dean Health System 1974-2003, founding member of Cardiology Department at St. Mary's Medical Center and Dean Health System, Madison, also co-founder of Kwahamot Water Ski team in Tomahawk in 1960s, and held world record as a barefoot skier in 1961 - 7 minutes, 8 seconds (7/14/05; memorials to HospiceCare, Inc. or St. Mary's Medical Center Heart Center).
- Norman A. Anderson, 89, Chili, born Tomahawk, worked for Hot Point Corp (7/12/05).
- Karen M. Gauthier, 54, Tomahawk, born in Tomahawk (7/15/05).
- Bruce D. Juedes, 48, Rewey, formerly of Tomahawk, worked at Wick Buildings, raced at Tomahawk Speedway (7/17/05; funeral 7/21/05).
Obituaries appearing in the Aug. 16, 2005, Tomahawk Leader include:
- James A. Gessler, 51, Tomahawk, owned and operated Aqua Clear and Town and Country Pool and Spa in Chicago area for 25 years, and former Prime Time Restaurant until 2003 (8/11/05).
- Wallace D. Hansen, 82 (8/7/05; memorial service 8/20/05).
- Patrice A. Schlachter, 53, Tomahawk, lived most of life in Downers Grove, Ill., moved to Tomahawk area 14 years ago (8/11/05).
Obituaries appearing in the Aug. 23, 2005, Tomahawk Leader include:
- Peter J. Voermans, 91, Harrison, lifelong Harrison resident, farmed and did carpentry work, served as town assessor years ago, employed at former Owens-Illinois paper mill 15 years, retiring in 1976 (8/20/05; funeral 8/25/05, memorials suggested to St. Augustine Catholic Church).
- Edwin "Sonny" H. Beyer, 74, Merrill, worked for Rhinelander Paper Mill, self-employed logger until retirement, then worked for Polak's Maple Hollow (8/20/05; funeral 8/24/05).
- Maxine E. Haring, 78, Tomahawk, lived in Indiana before moving to Tomahawk in 1974 (8/18/05).
- Lillian Surovick, 96, Tomahawk, born in Chicago, moved to Tomahawk 30 years ago (8/18/05; memorial service at later date).
- Dennis M. Novitzke, 51, Merrill, after battling cancer, 1972 graduate of Tomahawk High School, employed for Verizon 27 years (8/23/05; funeral 8/26/05).
Obituaries appearing in the Sep. 13, 2005, Tomahawk Leader include:
- Marianne Potts, 59, Tomahawk, graduate of Merrill High School, Tomahawk resident for 17 years (9/8/05; memorial Mass 9/24/05; memorials to American Cancer Society or Tomahawk Public Library).
- David L. Miller, 65, Rhinelander, 1958 graduate of Rhinelander High School, employed 37 years at Rhinelander Paper Co., retiring in 1999 (9/10/05; Mass of Christian Burial 9/14/05)
- Joan L. Petta, 48, Tomahawk, lifelong Tomahawk resident and THS graduate, provided childcare in her home many years, worked at Super 8 Motel (9/7/05).
- Peggy Hawkins Rutter, 71, Havelock, N.C., former Tomahawk resident, veteran who served 15 years with U.S. Navy, retired with Civil Service at Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station (9/2/05).
- Karen M. (Alery) Gauthier, 54, Mass of Christian Burial Sept. 17 (7/15/05).
Obituaries appearing in the Sep. 27, 2005 Tomahawk Leader include:
- Nanette Kahn, 56, Rhinelander (9/18/05; memorials to Tomahawk Special Olympics).
- Herbert G. Vencel, 70, Ridgefield, Conn., and Liberty, Maine, raised in Wisconsin, pilot for Air Force 11 years, with American Airlines 29 years, retiring as captain in 1995 (9/17/05; memorials to St. Joseph Hospital, Bangor, Maine)
Obituaries appearing in the Oct. 11, 2005 Tomahawk Leader include:
- Richard Lyle Fox, 77, Evansville, Ind., born in Tomahawk and lifelong resident, served 31 years in Army (9/13/05).
- Mark Opgenorth, 42, Harshaw (10/1/05).
- Lester L. Weber, 87, St. Petersburg, Fla. (10/6/05).
- Richard F. Woehrle, 87, Tomahawk, moved to area in 1946, formerly employed at Marathon Press, Wausau, working in printing industry 35 years before retiring in 1973, afterwards employed by town of Wilson (9/28/05; memorials to Alzheimer's Association).
Obituaries appearing in the Oct. 18, 2005 Tomahawk Leader include:
- Neiland "Nocky" Doucette, 85, Tomahawk, graduate of THS, employed Owens-Illinois Paper Mill 35 years, retiring 1984, former chief of mill's fire brigade, former First Ward alderman (10/15/05; funeral 10/19/05).
- Robert J. Handzik, 67, Tomahawk, died accidentally in house fire, retired from Chicago Park District in 1996, spent much of retirement time at Lake Alice cottage (10/9/05).
- Florence D. Oelhafen, 92, Tampa, Fla., born in Rhinelander, graduate of Tomahawk High School, secretary at National Container Co., Tomahawk, and Colby Box Board, later at Packaging Corporation of America in Colby and Wausau, retired 1978 (9/27/05; funeral 10/18/05; memorials to Ageless Design Research Foundation, Juniper, Fla., or St. Mary's Catholic School, Tomahawk).
- Marjorie Harbison-Cohen, Tomahawk, resident more than 40 years, original owner of Pine Tree Supper Club, had been stewardess for United Air Lines and registered nurse (10/14/05; funeral 10/19/05).
- Lena Olson, 95, Tomahawk, born in Merrill, former Sayner resident, in Tomahawk since 2000 (10/15/05; funeral 10/19/05).
- Peter John Peterson, 74, Brantwood, lifelong resident, Tripoli High School Class of 1948 graduate, had been ranch hand in South Dakota, road construction, pipe fitter for Owens-Illinois Paper Mill and Packaging Corporation of America prior to retirement (10/14/05; funeral 10/19/05).
- Margaret F. Reykdal, 86, Tomahawk, (10/13/05; memorial services 10/22/05).
- David A. Armstrong, 49, Wausau, worked construction jobs across country (10/11/05).
- Eileen Mary Kablitz, 85, lived in Milwaukee, Wausau and Tomahawk, nurse at Milwaukee County Hospital, Muskego Elementary School, Red Cross volunteer, retired director of nursing at Muskego Nursing Home in 1994 after 34 years (9/28/05)
Obituaries appearing in the Oct. 25, 2005 Tomahawk Leader include:
- Herbert Henry Carow, 87, Ladysmith, 1935 graduate of New Richmond High School, appointed as a state conservation warden in 1947 and was stationed in Tomahawk, served on Lincoln County Board eight years (10/16/05).
- Dorothy M. Kurth, 69, Tomahawk, raised in Ely, Minn., moved to Tomahawk in 1962 (10/20/05).
- Bernice T. LaKosh, 86, Tomahawk, lived most of life in Waukesha, moving to Tomahawk in 2003 (10/21/05; memorial Mass 10/25/05).
- Helen Page, 92, Tomahawk, moved here in 2001 (10/22/05).
- Mahlon "Stubby" Kernin, 88, Tomahawk, moved to Tomahawk in 1952, formerly owned and operated Northern Beverage, then worked H&H Distributing in Rhinelander, retiring at age 65 (10/19/05).
- Curtis "Curt" Gust Johnson, 71, died in Medford, born in Brantwood, he and wife "Toots" were owners of Falls Inn 1980-99 (10/23/05).
Obituaries appearing in the Nov. 2, 2005 Tomahawk Leader include:
- William R. "Bill" Steigerwaldt, 28, formerly of Tomahawk, 1996 graduate of Tomahawk High School, paramedic in Holdrege, Neb. (11/17/05; funeral 11/23/05 in Tomahawk).
- Arthur Clarence Bolstad, 62, died in Wrightswood, Calif., attended Tomahawk schools until age of 9 then Wisconsin School for the Blind in Janesville, lived in Tomahawk until 1996, then moved to Arizona and later California (11/6/05; memorial service 11/26/05 in Tomahawk).
- Charles W. Klinnert, 80, died in The Villages, Fla., moved to area in 2000 and family spent summers in Tomahawk, worked at Pabst Brewery for 18 years (11/13/05).
- Milton "Milt" Lee Hatton, 78, Rib Lake, born in Tomahawk, worked as maintenance mechanic in Appleton area (11/12/05).
Obituaries appearing in the Nov. 8, 2005 Tomahawk Leader include:
- Harmon DuPlayee, 73, Tomahawk, owned C&O Service Station over 40 years, retiring in 2003 (10/31/05)
- Melva B. Dybsand, 83, Irma, cook for North Prairie Grade School in Illinois, employed Tomahawk Department of Natural Resource (11/4/05; funeral 11/8/05).
- Janerae Nelson, 65, Wausau, worked at Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co., previously a waitress at Bill Boy's, Crack'd Pot and Tri-City Restaurants (10/29/05).
- Emily LaVerne Kluball, 71, operate Tomahawk A&W Root Beer stand in 1940s, had lived in California (10/28/05; memorial service 11/18/05; memorial contributions to Grace Lutheran Church of Lincoln, Calif., Land and Building Fund or any Hospice organization.
- Bernice Anna Schweke, 91, Ladysmith, lived and made cheese in Brantwood for 10 years, (10/24/05).
- Donald A. Sauter, 90, Tomahawk, with family ran Sauter Bros. Inc. Feed Mill in Dorchester and Auburndale, Arctic Cat snowmobile store in Abbotsford, summered at Nokomis lake home (10/31/05; memorials to Alzheimer's Association, Hospice Care or American Cancer Society).
- Frank Anton Schmidtbauer, 82, Wausau, married in Tomahawk, professional carpenter (11/1/05; funeral 11/8/05).
- Gerald Francis Bohn, 72, Phillips, formerly of West Bend, began retail sewing machine business, Statewide Sewing Centers, Inc., in 1975, also sold fishing rods, flashing arrow signs, hats and other retail items, (11/2/05; memorial fund established in his name).
- James "Jim" Ronald Carey, 56, formerly of Tomahawk, died in Coldfoot, Alaska, had owned Bit-O-The-North Resort 1975-2001, retired to Anchorage, Alaska, (10/20/05; memorials to St. Mary's Church, Tomahawk, or American Heart Association).
Obituaries appearing in the Dec. 6, 2005 Tomahawk Leader include:
- Irene M. Pietschmann, 84, Tomahawk, resident since 1968 (12/1/05).
- Wayne W. Egelkrout, 87, employed by Owens-Illinois for more than 30 years, retiring in 1982 (12/3/05; memorials to Tomahawk Special Olympics)
Obituaries appearing in the Dec. 20, 2005 Tomahawk Leader include:
- Lester L. Hanke, 99, Tomahawk, owned Hanke's Supermarket until retirement in 1978, former Tomahawk Volunteer Fire Department chief and Tomahawk School Board member (12/16/05; funeral 12/20/05)
- Ralph "Tom" Weisinger Jr., 65, Brantwood, lifelong Brantwood resident, pulp cutter/logger with Owens-Illinois, self-employed logger (12/25/05).
- Robert F. "Bobby" Stelter, 78, Loves Park, Ill., born in Tomahawk, lived in Rockford, Ill., area more than 60 years (12/10/05).
- Ada M. Dehnert, 94, formerly of Tomahawk, elementary school teacher in Milwaukee Public Schools, retiring in 1976 (12/12/05).
- Arna M. Skinner, born in England, moved to U.S. in 1963, she and husband, George, formerly owned Midget Supper Club (12/2/05).