Bio: Krultz, Bonnie (Miss Farm Bureau competition - 1983)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson

Email: kathy@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Krultz, Cashmer

----Source: Marshfield News-Herald (10 December 1983)

Bonnie Krultz, Greenwood, was one of four runners-up in the state Miss Farm Bureau competition held at the Wisconsin Farm Bureau national convention held recently.

Kathy Cashmer, an elementary school teacher in East Troy, won the contest.


Church: Greenwood UCC (Women's Guild - 1983)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson

Email: kathy@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Richmond, Egbert, Wendt

----Source: Marshfield News-Herald (10 December 1983)

Twenty-eight members and guests attended the Wednesday Christmas party of the Women's Guild of the Immanuel United Church of Christ.

Myrna Richmond read the Christmas story. A letter was read from Alice Egbert, Abilene, Kansas, the wife of former pastor, the late Rev. Orval Egbert.

It was reported that Florine Wendt is a patient at Neillsville Memorial Hospital.


Church: Abbotsford - First United Presbyterian (Couples Club -1983)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson

Email: kathy@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Oehler, Lenz, Bobbe, Lenz, Merwin, Neidhold, Hutt

----Source: Marshfield News-Herald (10 December 1983)

ABBOTSFORD - A number of prizes were awarded at Sunday's senior citizens dinner, sponsored by the Abbotsford First United Presbyterian Church Couple Club. Nearly 100 senior citizens gathered for the supper and program.

Prizes went to Sophie Oehler and Milton Lenz, most grandchildren; Edna Bobbe, oldest grandmother, and person speaking a foreign language, (German); Erwin Oehler, oldest grandfather; Irwin Oehler and Iris Lenz, grandfather and grandmother who live the furthest distance from Abbotsford as children; France Merwin, closest birthday to December 4; Mrs. John Neidhold, having an odd job during life, (Making bombs in a factory during the war); Mauriv=ce Hutt and Grace Merwin, oldest church members attending, and Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Hutt, coming the furthest distance.

All senior citizens were given cheese. The program also included readings, songs by the Children of God Choir, and talks by United Presbyterian Youth members.


News: Abbotsford (Cub Scout Pack 321 - 1983)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson

Email: kathy@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Viegut, Weinke, Wilde, Graffunder, Resech, Weix, Bauer, Friday, Reis, Christensen, Donovan, Knight, Palmerton, Schiferl, Otto, Kelsey, Harrison, Otte, Harrison, Schelbele, Sobeck, Nelson, Palmerton

----Source: Marshfield News-Herald (10 December 1983)

A number of awards were presented at the recent meeting of Abbotsford Cub Scout Pack 321, More than 60 parents and friends attended with the Scouts.

Bobcat awards went to Jeremy Viegut, Josh Weinke, Jason Wilde, and Shane Graffunder. Beads of achievement went to Jon Resech, Jeremy Viegut, Steven Weix, Greg Bauer, Jason Friday, Jason Weinke, Jason Reis, Ryan Christensen and Christopher Donovan. Resech, Bauer, Friday and Weinke also earned wolf badges.

Bob Knight was introduced and presented with a membership and assistant den leader patch.

Webelo badges went to Rick Palmerton, Mike Schiferl, Jason Otto, Chris Kelsey, Tim Harrison, all scientists; Jason Otte, aquanaut; Mike Schiferl, geologist, and Tim Harrison and Jason Otte, Webelos badge.

Palmerton and Schiferl received the Arrow of the Light Award. Scott Schelbele joined the Cub Scouts. Joe Sobeck graduated into the Boy Scout troop. Tim Nelson, den chief, was honored during a ceremony where he was welcomed by Judy Palmerton, cub-master.


News: Colby - Jaycettes (1983)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson

Email: kathy@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Gering, Krupka, Standeven, Krebsbach, Anderson, Walters, Seefeldt

----Source: Marshfield News-Herald (10 December 1983)

COLBY - Twelve members of the Colby Jaycettes recently planned the annual Winter Wonders event.

The Jaycettes will prepare fruit baskets for the elderly.

Awards went to Stacy Gering, for family life; Sue Krupka, for the first project chaired, and Cindy Standeven, Laurie Krebsbach, and Sharon Hackel, birthdays cakes.

Guests were Rendean Seefeldt, Unity, and Joni Anderson.

Milly Walters, quest speaker, gave a demonstration of candy making.


Obit: Berg, Karleen (1950-2023)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson

Email: kathy@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Berg, Staab, Giornalista, Will, Bahr

----Source: Marshfield News-Herald (14 April 2023)

Berg, Karleen Marie (12 September 1950 - 7 April 2023)

Karleen Marie Berg passed away at the age of 72 on Friday, April 7, 2023.

She was born in Marshfield, Wisconsin on to the late Bernard and Irene Staab. Karleen married Thomas Berg on June 29, 1973 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester, and was blessed with two children and three grandchildren.

As an Army wife, Karleen was the anchor of a family that relocated often — including stops in South Korea, Germany, New Mexico, Virginia, Minnesota, Iowa, Oklahoma and Colorado — because of her husband’s various military stations. Her can-do attitude helped the family thrive even without a true home base until moving to Neenah, Wisconsin in 1994. She worked as a registered nurse for many years and was an operating room nurse at Theda Clark Medical Center for the final 18 years of her career, retiring in 2012.

Late in her career, Karleen shifted to information technology and used her clinical experience to help implement electronic medical record software at ThedaCare. She enjoyed being a problem solver and was generous with her time, especially if her family or friends needed help. She was an avid knitter who enjoyed using her skills for charities supporting vulnerable families and children. Karleen was a beloved mother and grandmother. Her grandchildren consider her a hero for being an organ donor. Karleen, a dedicated University of Wisconsin sports fan, was transported to the organ donation clinic in a Badger helicopter. She treasured her time with family and friends, and she was very proud of them all.

Karleen is survived by her children, Matthew (Jennifer) Berg and Kristine (Anthony) Giornalista; grandchildren, Eleanor, Owen and Clara Berg; siblings, Mary Ann (Gary) Will, John (Carol) Staab and Jane (Rich) Bahr; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Berg; parents, Bernard and Irene Staab; and parents-in-law, Melvin and Eleanor Berg.

The funeral mass for Karleen will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church, 830 S. Westhaven Drive, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Karleen will be laid to rest at Hillside Cemetery (Gate of Heaven Cemetery) in Marshfield, Wisconsin.


News: Clark County - (Community leaders - 1983)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson

Email: kathy@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Tieman, Scidmore, Kammerud, Otte, McKenna, Rybski, Zygarlicke

----Source: Marshfield News-Herald (12 December 1983)

The mayors of Greenwood and Colby have announced that they will not seek re-election in April.

Greenwood mayor Ron Tieman said a heavy workload led to his decision. Lloyd Scidmore will be retiring from his duties as Colby mayor after seven terms.

In addition, Greenwood Alderman June Kammerud said she wouldn't seek another term on the City Council.

In Abbotsford, Alderman Al Otte resigned his 3rd Ward seat effective December 6 since he was moving to Lake Mills

Loyal acting Mayor Dave McKenna recently appointed Chester Rybski to fill the vacancy created December 1 with the resignation of 1st Ward Alderman Frank Zygarlicke.


News: Clark County (County Fair - 1983)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson

Email: kathy@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Marg, Craig, Olson, Newman, Steiner, Smith, Strangfeld, Petranovich, Artz

----Source: Marshfield News-Herald (12 December 1983)

GREENWOOD - 1983 was another successful year for the Clark County Fair.

Income, however, didn't meet expenses and crowded conditions continued to be a problem as expanded facilities were filled with larger numbers of fair exhibits.

Don Marg, fair secretary, said at the fair association's recent annual meeting that the fair had receipts of $37,975 for 1983 with expenditures of $38,611. A cash balance from 1982 kept the operation in the black.

Most of the discussion concerned the 4-H horse program. Crowded conditions were cited as the biggest problem.

Three directors were re-elected to the board of directors: Thurman Craig, Willard; Maryanne Olson, Loyal; and Don Newman, Unity. Francis Steiner, Granton was recognized for serving 25 years on the board.

Bud Smith, Loyal , was re-elected board president; Steiner, vice-president; Marg, secretary; and Pat Strangfeld, Neillsville. Other board members include Gen Petranovich, Thorp, and Gene Artz, Loyal.


BioM: Kluesner, Gina (1983)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson

Email: kathy@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Kluesner, Krzyzanowski, Larson, Witler, Kudasik, Kunkel, Gulcynski, Rogstad, Furrer, Maslowski, Puerner

----Source: Marshfield News-Herald (12 December 1983)

Kluesner, Gina Kathryn (03 December 1983)

Coming before the Rev. John W. Puerner December 3, in St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Thorp, to be married were Miss Gina Kathryn Kluesner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David J. Kluesner of Edina, Minnesota and William Mark Krzyzanowski, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Krzyzanowski, Thorp.

The bride was given in marriage by her father during nuptials for which Marcy Larson was pianist and Carlton Witler, the soloist.

Miss Kim Kudasik of Thorp was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Sue Maslowski of El Paso, Texas, Hollie Kluesner of Edina, Minnesota, and Cindy Krzyzanowski, Thorp.

Dan Kunkel of Chippewa Falls was best man. Groomsmen were Dan Gulcynski o River Falls, Allan Krzyzanowski of Thorp and Scott Kluesner of Platteville, and ushering were Steve Rogstad and Dean Furrer of Marshfield.

The reception, dinner and dance were at the American Legion Hall in Thorp. Following a wedding trip to San Diego, the Krzyzanowskis will live at 407 W. Blodgett St. (Marshfield).

The bride, a Thorp High School graduate and a student at the University of Wisconsin Center, Marshfield-Wood County, also works at the establishment, Marshfield. Her husband, a draftsman for Felker Brothers of Marshfield, attended Thorp High School and District 1 Technical Institute-Eau Claire.


BioM: Goetsch, Joy (1983)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson

Email: kathy@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Goetsch, Messerschmidt, Part, Roegge, Kerstner, Rosenow, Rose, Schmidt, Welsh

----Source: Marshfield News-Herald (12 December 1983)

Goetsch, Joy Elizabeth (December 1983)

Miss Joy Elizabeth Goetsch of Spencer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Goetsch, Clintonville was given in marriage by her father December 17 (?) to Mark a. Messerschmidt, son of the Rev. Eldore F. Messerschmidt, 705 S. Vine Ave.

The bridegroom's father and the Rev. Thomas A. Part officiated at the ceremony at St. Martin Lutheran Church, Clintonville. Mrs. Judith Roegge was organist and Keith Kerstner, soloist.

Her aides were Mrs. Ruth Rosenow of Appleton, matron of honor and Mrs. Judith Rose, Marshfield, bridesmatron.

Eldore F. Schmidt Jr., Marshfield, was best man; Philip Messerschmidt, Marshfield, groomsman; and Charles Goetsch, Kaukauna, and Peter Welsh, Portage, ushered.

The bride attended Clintonville Senior high School and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She is a business education teacher at Spencer Public High Schools. Her husband, who attended Marshfield Senior High School and Northeast Technical Institute-Green Bay, works for Nelson-Jameson Inc., Marshfield.

Marshfield is the couple's home.




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