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Miscellaneous Taylor County, Wisconsin Obituaries


Olga J. Ogorzalek
(1923-2005)
Former Lublin resident Olga J. Ogorzalek, 82, Schofield, died Thursday, Oct. 20 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau. Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 24 at Thorp Funeral Home Chapel with Father Henry Galas officiating. Burial took place at St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Cemetery in Lublin.

Dale Seidel
(1932-2005)
Dale E. Seidel, 73, Dorchester, died Tuesday, Oct. 18 at St. Joseph's Hospital Palliative Care in Marshfield. A memorial service will be held Friday, Oct. 21 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester, with Father Paul Gitter officiating. Burial will be in the Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. Visitation begins at 9:30 a.m. Maurina/Community Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.

Lillian Weiland
(1924-2005)
Lillian Ruth Weiland, 81, Avalon, died Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Beloit Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services are Saturday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. at Henke-Clarson Funeral Home in Janesville, with Pastor Kurt Handrich officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Janesville. Visitation is Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Mary E. Bates
(1926-2005)
Mary E. Bates, 79, Medford, died Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 8 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, with Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joe Stefancin officiating. Cremainal interment will take place at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Durand at a later date. Pallbearers were Stephanie Voegele, David, Ryan and Toni Bates, all grandchildren.

Anna B. Bessler
(1915-2005)
Anna B. Bessler, 90, Abbotsford, died Sunday, Oct. 9 at St. Joseph's Hospital Palliative Care in Marshfield. Funeral services were on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Edgar with Reverend Matthew Christians officiating. Burial took place at the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Albert Wolf, Donald Kunkel, Dan Mielke, Edward Mielke Jr., William Giese and Paul Williams. Maurina/Community Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.

Shirley Filas
(1933-2005)
Shirley Elaine Filas, 72, Westboro, died Monday, Oct. 10 at Memorial Health Center in Medford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake, with Father Dennis Meulemans and Dn. Paul Ochodnicky officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Westboro. Pallbearers are Brian and Eric Johnson, Doug Maier Jr., Adam Irmischer, Wayne Tiedke, Mike Rantanen, Mike Studt and Doug Maier Sr. Leo Johnson is an honorary pallbearer. Visitation is Thursday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Home in Rib Lake, followed by a parish prayer service and rosary. Visitations begins Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the church.

Audrey Jentzsch
(1934-2005)
Audrey T. Jentzsch, 71, Medford, died Sunday, Oct. 9 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, where she had been a patient for almost three weeks, after a long battle with cancer. Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 12 at The United Church Of Christ in Medford, with Pastor Jim Briney officiating. Burial was in Medford Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers were Marty and Fred Heier, Jason Jentzsch, David Zenner, Marvin Frey, Tom Drost, Scott Jensen and Paul Schmidt. Honorary pallbearers were Kurt Jentzsch, Sharon Brodin, Donna Goodman, and Marcy Thiede. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford assisted the family with arrangements.

Joseph W. Kulesa
Joseph Walter Kulesa, 89, Thorp, died Thursday, Oct. 6 [2005] at his home. Funeral services were held on Monday, October 10 at Gilman Funeral Home, with Pastor James Leschensky officiating. Burial was in Meadowbrook Cemetery, Gilman. Family members served as pallbearers. Gilman Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Florence Oelhafen
(1913-2005)
Former Medford resident Florence D. Oelhafen, 92, Tampa, Fla., died Tuesday, Sept. 27 at Brighton Gardens Nursing Facility in Tampa. Funeral services are Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, with Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joe Stefancin officiating. Cremainal interment will be Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Calvary Cemetery in Tomahawk, with Father Edward Powell officiating. Visitation begins Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford assisted the family with arrangements.

Max W. Opelt Jr.
(1903-2005)
Max W. Opelt Jr., 102, Medford, died Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Memorial Nursing Home, while under hospice care, where he resided for the past two years. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 8 at United Methodist Church in Neillsville with Pastor Craig Conklin officiating. Burial took place at Windfall Cemetery in Granton. Pallbearers were Larry and Jason Opelt, Paul and George Lukewich, Carl Tyznik and Shawn Lekie. Hemer Funeral Home of Medford assisted the family with arrangements.

Alden E. Peterson Jr.
Alden Erland 'Earl' Peterson Jr., 54, died Tuesday, Sept. 20 [2005] at Ocean Spring Hospital in Biloxi, Miss. Interment took place on Friday, Sept. 23 at Woodlawn Cemetery with Brother Tommy Jones officiating. Pallbearers were Dale Holland, David, Ronnie, Terry and Bob Gardner, Alden Peterson IV, Woody Smith and Jeffrey Peterson. Honorary pallbearers were Chris Gengler and Patricia Krug.

Norman Seipp
(1919-2005)
Norman C. Seipp, 85, Wausau, died Tuesday, Oct. 11 at his home. Funeral services are Friday, Oct. 14 at 11 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church in Wausau, with Rev. Sam Royappa officiating. Visitation is Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Brainard Funeral Home in Wausau, and at the church Friday, beginning at 10 a.m. A Masonic service will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Letty M. Wilcenski
(1926-2005)
Letty M. Wilcenski, 79, Gilman, died Sunday, Oct. 9. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 14 at 11:00 a.m. at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman, with Father John Long officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the Gilman Funeral Home on the day of the service. Burial will be at Meadowbrook Cemetery in Gilman. Gilman Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Harley Faber
(1925-2005)
Town of Goodrich native Harley L. Faber, 80, Soap Lake, Wash., died Wednesday, Sept. 21 after spending two weeks in the hospital. He was cremated.

Robert Ireland
(1940-2005)
Robert 'Bob' George Ireland, 64, Dallas, Texas died Thursday, September 29 at his home. Private graveside services will be held at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in the Town of Hill, Price County. Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.

Anthony Margetta
(1917-2005)
Anthony V. 'Tony' Margetta, 87, Town of Goodrich, died Thursday, Sept. 29 at Our House Assisted Living in Medford, where he had resided for the past two months. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Hemer Funeral Home in Medford, with Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joe Stefancin officiating. Burial was in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Medford. Grandchildren served as pallbearers.

Carol Potaczek
(1950-2005)
Carol J. Potaczek, 55, Athens, died Saturday, Oct. 1 at St. Joseph Hospital in Marshfield. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Athens, with Rev. Charles Hiebl officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Athens. Visitation is Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home in Athens and Friday beginning at 10 a.m. at the church. There will be a bible vigil at 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening at the Athens funeral home.

Chrystal Anderson
(1922-2005)
Chrystal I. Anderson, 82, Medford, died Friday, Sept. 23 at Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center in Medford. Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 26 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Medford, with Rev. Peter Warmanen officiating. Burial was in Medford Evergreen Cemetery II. Pallbearers were grandchildren Christopher and Wendy Anderson, Mitchel Frahmann, Tammy Nelson, Michelle Dyrcz, William Heier, and Dawn Frome. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford assisted the family with arrangements.

Betty Dassow
(1938-2005)
Betty Marie Dassow, 67, Medford, died Sunday, Sept. 18 at her home. Private cremanial burial will take place at a later date.

Karen Ludwig
(1963-2005)
Karen Kay Ludwig, 42, Colby, died Thursday, Sept. 22 at St. Joseph's Hospital Palliative Care in Marshfield after a courageous bout with cancer. Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 26 at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby with Rev. Mark Neumann officiating. Burial was in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers were Randy Hesgard, Kevin Buchholz, Gary Heeg, Mark Wolff, Anthony and Rick Ludwig. Honorary pallbearers were her godchildren, Lucas Hesgard, Adam Thorne, Benjamin Sebold, Ava Wolff, and Wyatt Klimpke. Maurina/Community Funeral Home assisted the family.

Marie Dietzman Natzke
(1920-2005)
Marie Violet Dietzman Natzke, 84, Gilman, passed away Monday Sept. 26 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. Services will be Friday, Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. at the Gilman Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Thomas Myher officiating. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Cemetery in Gilman. Visitation is Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Gilman Funeral Home.

Florence Oelhafen
Former Medford resident Florence D. Oelhafen, 92, Tampa, Fla., died Tuesday, Sept. 27 [2005] at Brighton Gardens of Tampa. Memorial services will be held in Medford at a later date. Hemer Funeral Service is assisting the family with arrangements.


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