Obit: Fuchs, Gene Henry (1962 - 2017)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Blake, Flock, Foth, Fuchs, McGuire, Nernberger, Probst, Scholl, Spencer, Strama

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 3/23/2017

Fuchs, Gene Henry (18 FEB 1962 - 20 MAR 2017)

Gene Henry Fuchs left his earthly body to be with his savior on Monday, March 20, 2017, where he passed at home in Burlington, Colo.

Gene had fought his battle with cancer for the past 15 months, and although he might have lost that battle, his true passion was being a Warrior for Christ, which he won. Funeral mass of resurrection will be held on Saturday, April 1 at 10 a.m. at Burlington High School in Burlington, Colo., The rosary will be held on Friday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Burlington, Colo. Graveside committal service will be held on Saturday, April 1 at 11:30 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Burlington, Colo.

Gene was born in Medford to Teresa and Donald Fuchs on Oct. 18, 1962. Gene moved to Colorado after he had traveled the panhandle on a harvest crew when he was in college, and upon graduating from University of Eau Claire, he loaded up and Burlington RE6-J was his first interview. When he got out of his interview with Limon school district, Burlington was calling to offer a job. Gene took the job in 1984 and taught mathematics for RE6J till the spring of 1992. During his time with the high school, he was named "Teacher of the Year" coached, volleyball, football and of course wrestling.

He met his wife, Judith, of 29 years and they were married on Aug, 20, 1988. Out of this union came life and love with daughters, Tasha Marie and Tina Mae. He worked for Mutual of Omaha (where he was named top gun agent of the year) and 5 Star Feeders before working for Midwest Farms until his passing. Gene was a devoted husband, father and friend.

He was a member of St. Catherine's of Siena and the Knights of Columbus, where he served in all the organizations roles including grand knight for many years. Gene loved sharing his faith and he found this easy to do through acts of kindness while serving others. He was the president of the Burlington Wrestling Club from inception till his passing, it was his passion. He served as the youth leader at St. Catherine's of Siena for over 15 years, leading many young adults through their walk of faith and education. You could never deny his love for the state of Wisconsin and although he was not a man of technology was often texting others when Green Bay was playing and loved his Sundays spent sharing the triumphs and defeats of his home state teams with close friends at the Amundson's home.

Gene left to mourn his passing wife, Judith, daughters Tasha and husband Tyler Flock of Bird City, Kan. and Tina and husband Andrew Foth of Akron, Colo; his grandchildren, Bentley Bezingue, Westley Foth and Taya Flock; his father and step-mother, Donald and Enid Fuchs of Medford and mother, Teresa McGuire of Medford; and mother-in-law, Betty Spencer of Burlington; siblings, Gary (Tami) Fuchs, Daniel (Tracy) Fuchs, Jayne (Bruce) Strama, Mary Ellen (Lyn) Nernberger, Gayle Fuchs, Russell Fuchs, Annette Fuchs and Lisa (Randy) Scholl; brother-sister-in-law, Bruce and Colleen Blake and countless nieces and nephews and so many friends.

Gene is preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Fuchs; and both sets of grandparents, Henry and Lena Fuchs and Joseph and Ilene Probst.


Obit: Hajdziona, Patricia A. (1962 - 2017)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Hajdziona, Olson, Poncek, Schultz, Sneider, White, Wiggins

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 3/29/2017

Hajdziona, Patricia A. (Olson) (18 FEB 1962 - 28 MAR 2017)

Patricia A. Hajdziona, 77, of Rib Lake, passed away at her home on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, under the care of Hope Hospice.

Patricia was born on March 3, 1940 in Bloomer to Palmer and Miannetta (Wiggins) Olson. She married Eugene Hajdziona in Gogebic, Mich. in July of 1974 and he preceded her in death.

Pat is survived by her children, Jean (John) Sneider of Salem, Judy (Dan) Schultz of Columbus; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; siblings, Jo (Jerry) Poncek, Barb Olson and Elmer Olson all of Medford, Jerry Olson of Mankato, Minn., Delmar Olson of Coos Bay, Ore. and Palmer Olson, Jr. of Indianapolis, Ind.

She is further preceded by her parents; brother, Melvin Olson; infant brother, Robert Olson; and sister, Mary White.

Pat’s family moved to Kenosha in 1942, and then to Chelsea in 1946. She attended Westboro High School, and then went on to help run the family farm. She then moved to Virginia in 1961, then Texas in 1963 and then to Waukesha, where she worked at Automatic Electric as a wire relay assembler. She then moved to Hazelhurst where she was employed as a coil winder for two years at Electromel. In 1973, she moved back to Waukesha and worked for several years as an oil filler. She then went on to own and operate her own upholstery shop in Stone Bank. In 1986 they moved to the Rib Lake area and worked for Phillips Plastics for seven years, and Great Northern Cabinetry for 2-½ years. She then worked at Rib Lake Health Center for eight years as a cook, and retired from there in 2003. She then went on to tend bar and cook at the Frosted Mug from 2003-2007.

Pat had a passion for horses and always dreamed of owning her own ranch one day. She loved to play softball, darts and pool. She was a veracious reader and an excellent singer. She enjoyed crocheting, especially making sweaters and blankets.

A memorial visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 3 at Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake Chapel. A time of remembrance and story sharing will take place at 6:30 p.m. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Memorial donations in honor of Pat can be given to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements.

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