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home : obituaries October 20, 2014


Alys Tangwall Wendlandt
Alys Tangwall Wendlandt, age 96, of Rice Lake, WI, died on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Lake-view Medical Center in Rice Lake, surrounded by her family. She was born on March 3, 1918 in Indiana to Charles and Vera (Chalmers) Allar.
After Alys graduated from Spooner High School she attended Barron County Normal School. She was married to Dewey Tangwall on October 25, 1941 and was later married to Melvin Wendlandt on April 13, 2000.
Alys taught school in Springbrook, Madge and other country ...

Monday, October 6, 2014
Eles I. Carlson
Eles I. Carlson, age 80, a resident of Rice Lake, died on Sunday, September 21, 2014, at Benedictine Living Center in Spooner, WI. Eles Carlson was born on November 2, 1933, in Port Hope Township, Beltrami County, MN to Carl Alfred and Mildred (Adamson) Carlson.
He spent his life in Wisconsin and Minnesota, making Spooner his home since the early 1980s.
He married his beloved Shirley in May of 1993 at Cornerstone Church in Spooner, WI. He lived in Rice Lake for the last three years until June of 2014, when he became a resident of Benedictine Living Center ...

Monday, October 6, 2014
David J. Carlson
David J. Carlson, age 79, of Rice Lake, died on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Rice Lake Convalescent Center due to complications from multiple myeloma. He was born on February 22, 1935 in Abbotsford, WI to Arvid and Margaret (Gore) Carlson.
David grew up there and graduated from Abbotsford High School. He was a member of the Army Aviation Unit for three years and spent time in Alaska and Germany. After his discharge he was married to Betty Liden from Onamia, MN. They celebrated 55 years of marriage ...

Monday, October 6, 2014
George Russell Carson
George Russell Carson, of Spooner, passed away on September 25, 2014 at
Wissota Health in Chippewa Falls. He was the beloved husband of Janice, née Cherney. George was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 8, 1919 to Anna and George Carson.
George was a proud World War II veteran. He served as a First Sergeant in the Army and was awarded the distinguished Purple Heart decoration. He served overseas in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe Theatre of Operations for 16 months, with the 251st Engineer Combat ...

Monday, October 6, 2014
Leonetta J. Soper
Leonetta J. Soper, age 83, of Birchwood, WI, died Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Brentwood Assisted Living Memory Care.
She was born on April 5, 1931 in Rockford, IL to Leonard and Loretta (Ulven) Carlson and graduated from Rockford East High School. After graduation she moved to Birchwood with her parents where they had bought Fernwood Resort on Big Birch Lake. Leonetta also worked ...

Monday, October 6, 2014
Allen Lee Anderson
Allen Lee Anderson, 71, from Poskin, WI died September 28, 2014 after battling ALS disease for the last year. Allen was born June 13, 1943 at Rice Lake to Elmer and Elsie (Thompson) Anderson.
Allen attended grade school at Garfield School and graduated from Barron High School in 1961. He then attended vocational school for one year at Rice Lake WITC. On September 6, 1969 he married DeAnn Alexander at First Lutheran Church in Barron. He was employed ...

Monday, October 6, 2014
Janice "Jan" Brandemuehl
Janice "Jan" Brandemuehl, age 68, of Rice Lake, WI died Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the Country Terrace in Bloomer, WI.
She was born on September 15, 1945 in Hayward, WI to Benjamin and Cleo (Byerly) Kadlec. Jan graduated from Hayward High School in 1963 and attended Barron County Teachers College ...

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Beverly A. Peterson
Beverly A. Peterson, age 84, of Cameron, WI, died on Friday, September 12, 2014 at Woodstone Senior Living in Rice Lake. She was born on February 27, 1930 to Alfred and Alvilda (Powel) Erickson in Rice Lake.
She was raised and attended school in Barron. She graduated from Barron High School in 1948 and then went on to attend Barron County Normal School in Rice Lake. She graduated in 1950.
She taught at Otterholt School ...

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Dr. Dennis P. Rahn
Dr. Dennis P. Rahn, age 78, of Marathon, FL (formerly Rice Lake, WI) passed away on September 8, 2014 at the Mayo Clinic Health System - Bloomer Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Terry Rahn of Marathon, FL; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Karla of Fort Wayne, IN; three grandchildren, Alexander, Nicholas and Anya; two sisters ...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
James W. Mitchell
James W. Mitchell was born on November 25, 1925 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. He passed away peacefully with his wife at his side on August 23, 2014.
He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Second World War. He married Bernice Clausen in 1948 and graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1950.
He was employed by Dairy State Bank ...

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Antoinette Mary Sieja
Antoinette Mary Sieja was born to Otto and Albie Pojeta Schultz in Rice Lake, WI on December 8, 1949. She grew up in Birchwood, WI along with her three sisters, Ann, Dorothy and Mary and two brothers, John and Ed.
On June 24, 1967 Antoinette and Albert Stanley Sieja were married at St. John's Catholic Church in Birchwood. They resided in Weyerhaeuser where they had two sons, Albert and Thomas.
Farming was a family affair. She and Albert ...

Thursday, September 18, 2014
John A. Isaacson
John A. Isaacson departed this life, at the age of 87, on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI. John was a resident of both Cave Creek, AZ and Rice Lake, WI.
Born in Duluth, MN on May 20, 1927, John joined the Merchant Marines at the age of 16. He met his wife, Kathryn Lile when he was 22 years old. They married on December 9, 1949 and ...

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Willard "Bill" Weegman
Willard "Bill" Weegman, age 89, of Rice Lake, WI passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake. He was born on July 20, 1925 in Vergas, MN to Arnold and Elizabeth (Quiram) Weegman.
Bill graduated from Pelican Rapids High School in Pelican Rapids, MN in 1943. He later entered the United States Navy and served two years during World War II. He was aboard ship on a tour of duty that took him to the Philippine Islands, Mariana Islands, Hawaii, Japan and Okinawa. He was in the Amphibious Forces aboard the LST ...

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Lorraine Le Gore
Lorraine Le Gore, age 90, of Rice Lake, WI, passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Our House Assisted Living in Rice Lake. She was born on September 13, 1923 to William and Myrtle (White) Lewis in
Arlington Heights, IL.
Lorraine Lewis was married to John Le Gore Jr. on May 24, 1942 in St. Louis, MO. She was a homemaker all of her life ...

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Arvid M. Anderson
Arvid M. Anderson, 91, of Turtle Lake, died Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Barron. He was born August 31, 1923 in Barron, WI to Alfred and Martha (Amborn) Anderson. Arvid was raised in the Town of Turtle Lake and graduated from Turtle Lake High School. He served with the US Army during WWII. Arvid was married in Prairie Farm on October 3, 1945 to Irene Dillan. He bought the family farm in 1949 and dairy farmed until his retirement in 1987. They moved to Turtle Lake ...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Elaine E. Ekenstedt
Elaine E. Ekenstedt, 88, of Cumberland, died on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at home at Island City Assisted Living, LLC. She was born on February 11, 1926 in Bear Lake, WI to Emil and Ella (Krahulec) Cimfl.
Elaine attended Vermillion Elementary School. She waitressed for several years in Cumberland. Elaine was married in Cumberland, WI on August 26, 1944 to Delbert Ekenstedt, Sr. In addition to raising her family, she worked for 3M Company in Cumberland and retired ...

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Rudy J. Malek
Rudy J. Malek, age 79, of Rice Lake, WI, passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Heritage Manor in Rice Lake. He was born on January 22, 1935 in Haugen, WI to Joseph and Mary (Holec) Malek.
Rudy attended school in Haugen and was later married to Janet Janisin on October 7, 1961 in Dobie. Rudy worked at Wissota Sand & Gravel for 10 years and then for Wisconsin Gas Construction for 25 years, ...

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Linda L. Hotchkiss
Linda L. Hotchkiss, age 54, of Rice Lake, WI died Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at her home.
She was born on August 12, 1960 in Neillsville, WI to Dennis and Vivian (Randall) Hotchkiss. Linda graduated from high school in Robbinsdale, MN and attended CVTC. Linda worked for Cray Research for many years, but was most proud of being a stay-at-home mom. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking and writing quotes.
Linda Hotchkiss is survived ...

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Evalee R. O'Toole-Johansen
Evalee R. O'Toole-Johansen, 86, of Belmond, IA passed away on September 5th, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. Per her wishes there will be no funeral. Ev was born June 15th, 1928 in Watertown, South Dakota to John Haney and Ruth (Griffith) Haney. She graduated from Watertown High School in 1946. Ev was married ...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Garth E. Hinderman
Garth E. Hinderman, age 84, of Birchwood, died Monday, September 8, 2014. He was born August 19, 1930 in Henry, SD to Edwin and Vera (Hayanga) Hinderman.
The family moved to Owatonna, MN, where he graduated from high school. Garth attended Hamline University where he received his bachelor's degree. He began teaching in Ellsworth, WI, but was interrupted when drafted into the US Navy. He went through O.C.S. at New Port ...

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Judith A. Conoboy
Judith A. Conoboy, age 66, of Rice Lake, WI died Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at her home.
She was born on April 12, 1948 in Rice Lake, WI to Donald and Elsie (Amundson) Morley. She graduated from Boyceville High School in 1966 and then attended UW-Eau Claire. She was married to Mike Conoboy and later married to Neil Conoboy on May 20, 1983 in Rice Lake. She worked for Andersen Windows for many years, the Rice Lake Convalescent Center as a housekeeper and in-home day care ...

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Christopher W. Serio
Christopher W. Serio, 43, of Cape Coral, FL, formerly of Rice Lake, WI, passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014 in Cape Coral. He was born June 6, 1971 in Hayward, WI.
Chris graduated from Winter High School in 1989. In 1992, he graduated from DeVry Technical College with a Telecommunications degree. After college he got a job with UPS. Within a year ...

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Marilyn J. Hager
Marilyn J. Hager, age 81, of Birchwood, died on Monday, September 15, 2014 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. She was born on July 6, 1933 in Rice Lake to Robert and Lola (Eby) Monteith.
Marilyn grew up in Birchwood, graduating from Birchwood High School in 1951. She worked as a waitress during her high school years and later moved to Rice Lake where she worked as a dental assistant for Doctors Elbert and Liedl.
Marilyn married Jack Hager ...

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Jeanne H. L. Nelson
Jeanne H. L. Nelson, 89, of Cumberland, died on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Cumberland Healthcare-ECU. She was born on February 14, 1925 in Minneapolis, MN to Louis and Sarah (Williams) Larson.
Jeanne graduated from St. Louis Park High School, and worked as a secretary for a time. She was married in Hopkins, MN, on September 21, 1946 to Harry Nelson.
In 1950, they moved to Cumberland. Jeanne worked at Skogmos clothing store for many years and several seasons at Seneca Foods in the office. She was involved in Weight Watchers classes

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Mildred "Millie" June Link
Mildred "Millie" June Link passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 11, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Barron. Millie was born on June 3, 1930, to Nels and Hannah (Varnes) Delegard in the Town of Sheridan, Dunn Co. WI.
She attended Washburn Farm Grade School and two years at Prairie Farm High School before graduating

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Allen Robert Laney
Allen Robert Laney, age 51, of Rice Lake WI was born on April 1, 1963 to Robert and Gloria Laney of Crown Point IN. He made his journey home on September 2, 2014 surrounded by loved ones at Rice Lake Convalescent Center.
Al was a high school graduate of Crown Point High School in 1981. Al has struggled for the last nine years with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). It was Al's wish that his body be donated to University of Minnesota Anatomy Bequest program.
On August 16, 2002, Al and Cheryl ...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Patty Swanson
The world lost a rare and beautiful lady on August 30, 2014 when Patty Swanson left this life. Patty was born in Norfolk, VA but moved to Wisconsin as a toddler.
She grew up on a farm and attended elementary school in Prairie Farm, WI. She later graduated from Barron High School. She married Randy Swanson, moved to San Diego and started a family, having her son, Nick, in 1979.
In 1981, Patty moved back to Virginia. She had her daughter, Sarah, in 1987. She worked hard raising her family ...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
William J. Addington
William J. Addington, age 84, of Birchwood, WI, passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014 at Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake from heart failure. He was born in St. Croix Falls, WI on August 20, 1930 to Hardy and Hazel (Ahlstrom) Addington.
William graduated from St. Croix Falls High School in 1948 and Carleton College in 1952. He then served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954 in the Counter Intelligence Corps.
He began his banking career ...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Anita Joy Peterson
Anita Joy Peterson, age 69, of Rice Lake, WI, passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at home, surrounded by her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Evelyn Lowman; and brother, Wayne Lowman.
Anita worked her way up to plant manager at Cray Research in Rice Lake from 1980 until the plant closed. It was very important to Anita to assist in the fight to have higher wages for women to raise their families. Anita was always a fair and trustworthy manager ...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Ralph Henry Rubenzer
Ralph Henry Rubenzer, 80, was called home on Saturday morning, August 30, 2014 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. He was born on July 17, 1934 in Tilden, Wisconsin.
Ralph worked at Klinger Farms while attending Chippewa Falls McDonell High School where he graduated in 1952. After graduation, he enlisted with the U.S. Army where he served in Korea. Then he worked ...

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Howard L. Baker
Howard L. Baker, age 89, of Rice Lake, WI died on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at his home in Rice Lake. He was born on March 7, 1925 in the Township of Georgetown, Kennan, WI, the son of Ralph and Georgia (Youse) Baker.
He graduated from Phillips High School. He attended two years at UW-River Falls and two years at UW-Madison graduating with a BS degree in dairy industry and bacteriology.
In 1948 he married Lois Keefer. Howard serve ...

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Ernest Hamblin Welch,
Ernest Hamblin Welch, age 80, of Rice Lake, WI, died on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Heritage Manor in Rice Lake. He was born on July 23, 1934 in
Minong, WI.
Ernest is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Srayi (Mohammed) of Deforest, WI; his son, Terry Welch ...

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Reuben R. Riedell
Reuben R. Riedell, age 92, of Rice Lake, WI died Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca, WI.
He was born on December 2, 1921 to Ralph and Anna (Nelson) Riedell. After graduating from high school, he entered the United States Army and served during World War II and was then honorably discharged.
Reuben was married to Martha Larson ...

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Lorraine E. Raether
Lorraine E. Raether, 90, a long-time resident of Fall Creek, WI, journeyed to heaven on September 1, 2014. Her eternal optimism, enjoyment of life, generosity and unconditional love will be missed but fondly remembered by all who shared in her life.
Lorraine Esther Roberts was born on July 8, 1924 to Guy and Freda (Ramseier) Roberts, in rural Cadott, WI. Her family also included a sister, Maxcyne (Robert) Gangstad ...

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Elsie Agnes Kent
Elsie Agnes Kent, 93, of Barron, WI passed away Friday, August 29, 2014 at Barron Care & Rehab. Elsie was born November 29, 1920 to Carl and Matilda (Kunkel) Ernst in Ladysmith, WI.
Elsie and her family moved to a farm in the Almena area, where she attended Midway Grade School. She helped on the farm and picked company beans and potatoes. Elsie met Adolph Kent at the Avalon...

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Ronald P. Husby
Ronald P. Husby, age 73, of Birchwood, WI, died on Friday, August 22, 2014 at Dallas Care and Rehab in Dallas, WI. He was born on November 11, 1940 in Menomonie, WI to Ronald and Margaret "Riley" (Jones) Husby.
Ron graduated from Menomonie High School in 1958 and then entered the United States Navy. He was honorably discharged in 1962.
He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from UW-Stout and also attended University of North Dakota-Grand Forks.
Ron was married to Anne Jeatran ...

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Paul R. Radloff
Paul R. Radloff, age 87, of Cable, WI, passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Golden Living Center in Hayward, WI. Paul R. Radloff was born on January 31, 1927 at the family farm in Cable, WI, the son of Emil and Pansy (McMillian) Radloff.
Paul was raised in Cable and attended Leonard Country School and Cable High School.
On May 11, 1947 he was joined in marriage to Dorothy M. Lundberg at Trinity Lutheran Chapel in Cable. They moved to Oregon in 1948 and Paul spent 10 years working in sawmills.
Paul and Dorothy returned to Cable in 1958 ...

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Johnathon Fankhauser
Johnathon Fankhauser, age 31, of Lauderdale, died on August 17, 2014. He was born on June 26, 1983 in Rice Lake, WI.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Charlotte Wiltzius; and mother-in-law, Cheryl Streckert. He is survived by his beloved wife, Angela; baby boy, due in October; parents, Randy and Janet Fankhauser; siblings, Gwen (Moses) Deutsch and ...

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Noreen F. Lieberherr
Noreen F. Lieberherr, age 53, of Cameron, WI, died on Monday, August 25, 2014 at her home. She was born on July 17, 1961, in Burlington, WI, to Jerome and Theresa (Gindt) Hurt.
Noreen graduated from Bloomer High School in 1979 and then attended Western Technical College in LaCrosse, WI as a surgery technician.
She was married to David Waskow in April 1986 in Rice Lake, WI and later married Mark Lieberherr in August 2001 in Cameron.
Noreen worked for Kitting Medical Center in Dayton, OH and Marshfield Clinic and Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake. She also worked ...

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Edward J. Mechura
Edward J. Mechura, age 76, of Birchwood, WI, passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI. He was born on September 28, 1937 in St. Paul, MN to Edward and Hilda (Eastreem) Mechura.
Edward graduated from Sibley High School in West St. Paul, MN. He worked at Arrow Space as a machinist.
On November 6, 1958 he was married to Sonja Blechinger in St. Paul. He then worked for Gillette Company in St. Paul for many years.
He loved working with his horses ...

Thursday, August 28, 2014


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