Lloyd W. O'Bryan
Lloyd W. O'Bryan, formerly of Elmwood, died on Monday June 1, 1998 at Oakview Care Center in Durand.
He was born Nov. 27, 1912 in Menomonie to Forrest and Ida (Mann) O'Bryan. He was raised in the Menomonie and Irvington area. He worked on his family farm and Lang's Canning Company in Menomonie. He married Opal Hintzman June 19, 1944 in Stillwater, Minn. He worked for many years at Madson's sawmill, retiring in 1977.
He loved playing baseball when he was younger, and then later enjoyed watching baseball and wrestling. He also enjoyed fishing. The past year and a half he resided at Oakview Care Center in Durand.
He is survived by Seven daughter and one son; Charlotte (Willard) Smith of Menomonie, Darlene (Steve) Hintzman of River Falls, Ardy (Don) Smith of Elmwood, Shirley (Ron) Link of Menomonie, Velma (Ron) Britton of Hager City, Wesley (Pat) O'Bryan of Elmwood, Patricia (Arland) Ellefson of Spooner, Virginia (Robert) Langer of Elmwood, one brother, Doc O'Bryan of Wheeler, 25 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Opal, a grandson, one brother, Walter and two sisters, Buelah O'Bryan and Ruth Amick.
A memorial service for him will be 1 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Rev. Mike Russell officiating. Burial of the cremains will be in Irvine Creek Cemetery in Township of Menomonie, Dunn County. The family will meet with friends from 11 a.m. Thursday until the time of the service.
Arthur G. Zielieke
Arthur G. Zielieke of Menomonie died Thursday, May 21, 1998, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie. He was 78.
He was born Oct. 15, 1919, in Hartland Township, the son of Minor and Augusta (Schrimpf) Zielieke. He grew up in Hartland Township and attended school there.
He married Inez Skog Sept. 7, 1948. He farmed most of his life, and for many years he lived and farmed with his family in rural Dunn County. He also enjoyed fishing.
He is survived by: his wife, Inez of Menomonie; three sons and one daughter, Germaine (Greg) Stanton of Rockford, Ill., LaMoine (Mickey) Zielieke of Knapp, Dean (Ann) Zielieke of Menomonie, Gale (Cindy) Zielieke of Hudson; seven grandchildren, Desiree (Chad) Phillips, Kalli, Jane, Elizabeth, Joel, Ben and Zack Zielieke; two sisters of Pierce County, Dorothy Roed and Viola Noab; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial service was Monday, May 25, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Dan Neisinger officiating. Burial of the cremains will be in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Ellsworth.
Eldon F. Kenall
Eldon F. Kenall of Ellsworth died on Saturday, May 30, 1998, at the Ellsworth Care Center. He was 94.
He was born on Nov. 4, 1903 in Hartland Township, the son of Charles F. and Hulda M. (Swanson) Kenall. He married Alice Olson June 9, 1937.
He was in the excavating business with his brother, building dams and waterways for the DNR. He was a member of English Lutheran Church, Red Wing Elks Club and Masonic Lodge #8, Red Wing.
Survivors include: one brother, Troy (Helen) Kenall of Ellsworth; two sisters, Evelyn Swanson of Ellsworth and Margery Lemke, of Denver; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice; five brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 2 at 2 p.m. at English Lutheran Church in Ellsworth with Rev. Harlen Menk officiating. Friends could call at the church for one hour before the service. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Ellsworth.
Hill-McLaughlin Funeral Home of Ellsworth handled arrangements.
Joyce M. Wilcox
Joyce M. Wilcox, a resident of Shoreview, Minn. and formerly of Ellsworth, died on Tuesday, May 26, 1998. She was 72.
Survivors include: husband, Floyd; children, David (Christine) Wilcox, I.G.H., James (Darla) Wilcox, Hastings, Minn., Andrew (Elizabeth) Wilcox, White Bear Lake, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; brothers, Walter and John Avery of England.
Funeral services were Friday, May 29, at The Johnson Peterson Funeral Home, 2130 2nd St., White Bear Lake, Minn. 55110. Visitation was one hour before the service. Interment was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Mark R. Stockwell
Mark R. Stockwell of Ellsworth died on Friday, June 5, 1998, at River Falls Area Hospital. He was 83.
He was born on March 27, 1915, in Pierce County, the son of Fred J. and Katherine (Crain) Stockwell. He attended Hill and Dale School. He married Nell Ethel O'Conner Dec. 15, 1936.
He farmed most of his life and worked as a custodian for Sunnyside School for many years. He also delivered meals to the rural schools.
He was an active volunteer with the Pierce County Senior Citizen and Commodities program, and a member of the Bible Center Church in Maiden Rock.
Survivors include: one son, Douglas Stockwell of Beldenville; two daughters, Linda (Melford) Nelson of Beldenville, Sharon (John) Perry of River Falls; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Stockwell of Hager City and Milton (Beverly) Stockwell of Bay City; three sisters, Bernice Finstad of Ellsworth, Joyce (Bill) Froisland of Red Wing and Doris Scheide of Madison; and friend, Stella Johnson of Ellsworth.
He was preceded in death by: his wife; one grandson, Bruce; one sister, Gladys; and one brother, Warren.
Funeral services were to be held Tuesday, June 9, at 2 p.m. at the Bible Center Church in Maiden Rock with Pastor Donald Shilts officiating. Burial was to be in the Beldenville Cemetery in Trimbelle Township.
Hill-McLaughlin Funeral Home of Ellsworth handled arrangements.
Russell G. Stockwell
Russell G. Stockwell of Ellsworth died on Saturday, June 6, 1998, at his home. He was 82.
He was born on Dec. 2, 1915, in Pierce County, the son of Leland and Ellen (Crain) Stockwell. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the Asiatic/Pacific Theater.
He married Virgie Bolin in January of 1946; she died in 1949. He later married Lila Bowen in July of 1950. She died in 1967. He later married Ethel Myerson Nov. 26, 1969.
He farmed most of his life in Hartland and Salem townships. He also worked for the Pierce County Highway Department for many years.
He loved attending auctions, flea markets and traveling. He and Ethel spent 14 winters in Texas. He was a member of the Bible Center Church and Kinne-Engelhart American Legion Post #204 in Ellsworth.
Survivors include: his wife, Ethel Stockwell of Ellsworth; two daughters, Pat (Tom) Dietzler of Ellsworth and JoAnn (Mike) Farrell of Bay City; three sons, Larry (Sherry) Stockwell of Richfield, Minn., Sam (Lana) Stockwell of Ellsworth and Dan (Natalie) Stockwell of Ellsworth; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: his first two wives, Virgie (Bolin) Stockwell and Lila (Bowen) Stockwell.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 10, at 2 p.m. at the Bible Center Church in Maiden Rock with Rev. Donald Shilts officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Ellsworth. Friends were to call at the Hill-McLaughlin Funeral Home, Ellsworth, on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and for one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday.
Hill-McLaughlin Funeral Home, Ellsworth, is handling arrangements.
Lloyd E. Abair
Lloyd E. Abair, of Amery died on Sunday June 7.
He was born January 6, 1924, in the Town of Rock Elm in Pierce County. He was the son of Lloyd and Beatrice (Alexander) Abair. He grew up in northern Wisconsin, Park Falls area. During this time he attained the highest award for Boy Scouts, The Eagle Scout Award, and was the first person to do so in Park Falls. He later moved to Chicago. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army, in Africa and the European Theater. After the service he graduated from Northwestern University, Phi Beta Kappa. He owned and operated his own contracting business, and built homes in the Chicago Area for many years, retiring in 1990. In 1992 he moved to Amery, where he remained the rest of his life.
He is survived by one brother, Gordon Abair of Amery, three sisters; Marie Tricomi of North Hills, NY; Betty Perry of Deer Park and Louise Leekley of San Francisco, Cal., and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday June 10, at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood with Rev. Bruce Stunkard officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Hill Cemetery-Rock Elm, rural Elmwood.
Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. to the time of the services at the funeral home on Wednesday.
LaVern J. Anders
PLUM CITY - LaVern J. Anders of Plum City died Saturday, June 13, 1998, at the Oakview Care Center in Durand. He was 77.
He was born May 6, 1921, the son of John and Mathilda (Seipel) Anders, in the Town of Rock Elm. As a child, he moved with his parents to the Town of Frankfort, Pepin County, rural Plum City.
He married Harriet Black Oct. 13, 1956, at the United Methodist Church in Arkansaw. They lived and farmed in the Town of Frankfort. She died Feb. 7, 1982. He has been a resident of the Oakview Care Center since May 24.
He is survived by many cousins and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by, besides his wife, his parents and sister, Faye Spittle.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, at the Rhiel Funeral Home, Durand. Rev. Bernard Setterlund will officiate. Burial will be in the Waubeek Cemetery, Pepin County, following cremation. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home on Wednesday.
Arrangements by the Rhiel Funeral Home, Durand.
Byron Boldt, 48
HAGER CITY - Byron Wayne Boldt, Hay Creek Township (Minn.), died Sunday, June 7, 1998, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was 48.
He was born April 28, 1950, in Red Wing to Jesse and Violet (Von Helmst) Boldt and attended Red Wing schools. He married Karen Graf May 20, 1972, in Brownsville, Minn.
He worked at Larson-Quinn Buick-Pontiac and Ron's Auto Body in Hager City. For the past 20 years, he had worked at Flueger Construction. He enjoyed classic cars.
He is survived by: his wife; four children, Kristia of Beldenville, Sara, Jesse and Charles, at home; one grandson; one brother, James (Jackie) of Red Wing; three sisters, Janet (Douglas) Ovens of Stevensville, Mich., Bonnie (Thomas) Hackett of Coral Springs, Fla., and Sue (Garwin) Stensrud of Frontenac, Minn. Preceding him in death were his parents.
Funeral was June 10 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Marian Eisenmann officiating. Burial was to be in Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Roger Alms, Eric Anderson, Michael Boldt, Denny Henn, Denny Kirtz and Scott Ovens.
Phillip G. Gauvin
ELMWOOD - Phillip G. Gauvin of Elmwood died Wednesday, June 10, 1998, at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood. He was 96.
He was born Aug. 30, 1901, in the Eau Galle area of Dunn County, the son of Daniel and Leah (LeGault) Gauvin. He was raised between Eau Galle and Elmwood.
He married Ruby Baskin May 31, 1922, in St. Paul. After marriage, they farmed in the Rock Elm and Elmwood areas for several years. He later owned and operated a tavern in Elmwood from 1933 to 1943. He then owned and operated Gauvin Oil Company in Elmwood, Spring Valley and Plum City until 1966, when he sold the business and retired to Hemet, Calif. In 1982, they returned to Menomonie until 1986, moving back to California until 1993, when he became a resident of the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home, and has remained there the rest of his life. She died in June of 1985.
He is survived by: three sons, Robert (Elaine) of Shell Lake, Donald (Audrey) of Maplewood, Minn., and James (Marie) of Apple Valley, Calif.; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Rose Strozinsky of Menomonie; two brothers, George Gauvin of Spring Valley and Francis Gauvin of Menomonie.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; his wife, Ruby; three sisters; four brothers; and one granddaughter.
Funeral services were Monday, June 15, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood with Rev. George Becker officiating. Burial was in St. Henry's Cemetery in Eau Galle.
Rhiel Funeral Home of Elmwood handled arrangements.
Harry G. Johnson
Harry G. Johnson of New Richmond died on Thursday, June 11, 1998, at the Holy Family Hospital. He was 83.
He was born in rural Ellsworth on Dec. 2, 1914, to Herbert and Grace (Larson) Johnson. As a child, he attended Pierce County schools. He married Alice May Thompson on Aug. 25, 1934, in Red Wing.
He was employed by Ellsworth Farmers Union from 1934 to 1947. In 1947, they moved to New Richmond, where he worked for Johnson Motors Sales until he retired in 1978 due to poor health.
He was an active member of the United Methodist Church, a past member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and Kiwanis. For a number of years, he was the emergency chairman for the St. Croix County Red Cross and enjoyed helping many people this way.
He is survived by: his wife, Alice; one son, Tommy (Linda) Johnson of Kalamazoo, Mich.; one daughter, Linda (Paul) Voth of Palm Desert, Calif; three grandsons, Marc, Christopher, Eric; one granddaughter, Kristin; one great-granddaughter, Kaitlin; one sister, Virginia Bachman.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, two brothers, Marvin and Bobbie; one sister, Adeline; one granddaughter, Debra.
Funeral services were to be held Tuesday, June 16, at the United Methodist Church in New Richmond with Dr. Ruwal H. Freese officiating and Jerri Rang as organist. Active casketbearers were: Curt Anderson, Rex Kiekhoefer, Ed Jessen, Tim Junko, Jon Ronning and Marvin Olien. Honorary casketbearers were: Ralph Knutson, Paul Albrightson and Dale Tuttle. Burial was at the Belvidere Union Cemetery in rural Red Wing.
Beebe Mortuary of New Richmond handled arrangements.