Bio: Poehnelt, Karen Jean (Engagement – Jul 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Poehnelt, LaPine

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 14 Jul 1976

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Poehnelt, Abbotsford, announce the engagement of their daughter, Karen Jean, to Lawrence LaPine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford LaPine, Milwaukee.

Miss Poehnelt is a graduate of Abbotsford High School and Metropolitan College, and is employed at First Wisconsin National Bank of Milwaukee.

Her fiancé received his education in Milwaukee and is a supervisor with the Purolator Corporation, Milwaukee.

A September 25, 1976 wedding is being planned.


News: Colby/Abby. – UW-River Falls Honor Students (Spring 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Ellenbecker, Krebsbach, Firnstahl, Mielke, Schilling

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 14 Jul 1976

The following UW-River Falls students from the area are on the Dean’s List:

Cindy Ellenbecker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ellenbecker, Route 1, Abbotsford; Diane Krebsbach, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Firnstahl, Colby; Richard Mielke, son of Hugo Mielke, Route 1, Colby, and Jan Schilling, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Schilling, Abbotsford.


Bio: Werner-Jantsch Family Reunion (4 Jul 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Gramling, Jantsch, Werner, Sauter, Fox, Heinen

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 14 Jul 1976

The Werner-Jantsch families had a reunion at Dorchester Park Sunday, July 4, 1976. Decorations on the tables in the park pavilion were the Bi-centennial there.

There were games for young and old in the afternoon. Two Bi-centennial skits were presented by the children of Henry Gramlings and the Bill Jantsch Jr.’s.

Present for the occasion were: Lt. and Mrs. Gerald Werner and daughter, Sonnet, Wurtsmith, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Sauter and two daughters, Duluth, Minnesota; Patty Werner, Boston, Massachusetts; Mr. and Mrs. Dan Jantsch, St. Cloud, Minnesota; James Jantsch, Danville, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Jantsch, Jr. and family, Dubuque, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Sauter, Random Lake, Dr. and Mrs. Ted Fox and family, Antigo; Mr. and Mrs. Julius J. Werner, Gary and Jim, Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gramling and family, Monroe; Sister Barbarina Jantsch and Sister Phyllis Rae Heinen, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Werner and son Joshua, Schofield; Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Werner, Wausau; and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Werner and Mr. and Mrs. William Jantsch, Sr., Dorchester.


Obit: Harvey, Robert O. (1892 – 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Harvey, Mosley

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 14 Jul 1976

Harvey, Robert O. (29 Aug 1892 – 6 Jul 1976)

Funeral services were held for Robert Oliver Harvey, age 83, a former Colby resident, last Friday at the Gross Mortuary Chapel in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

The Rev. James W. Mosley, pastor of the West Minster Presbyterian Church, officiated at the funeral rites. Burial followed at the Greenwood Cemetery in Hot Springs.

Mr. Harvey died in a Houston, Texas hospital on Wednesday, July 6, 1976.

Mr. Harvey was born on August 29, 1892 in Colby, owned and operated the Tribune Phonograph at Colby from 1916 to 1918. He also owned and operated the Spencer Record Gleaner from 1919 – 1922, after which he was employed by Kabbles Printing in Mount Morris, Illinois, from 1925 to 1957. He then moved to Hot Springs and resided there ever since.

Mr. Harvey was a veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post 13 at Hot Springs, Hot Springs Barracks 317, and the International Typographical Union Local 574.

He is survived by four nieces and two nephews.


News: Abbotsford Fire Dept. Saves Barn (Jul 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Colby, Horacek

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 21 Jul 1976

Abbotsford Fire Chief Bill Colby said quick action and teamwork on behalf of the Abbotsford Fire Department and at least 100 volunteers from the Town of Holton, save the barn and three-fourths of the ay stored in it on the farm of Jerome Horacek, Route 1, Abbotsford, on Saturday morning. Chief Colby said four men were taken to the Colby Clinic because of injuries received and inhaling hay gas.


Obit: Baugrud, Wilma #2 (1904 – 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Baugrud, Tellock, Hoffman, Ramminger, Krause

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 21 Jul 1976

Baugrud, Wilma (5 Jul 1904 – 18 Jul 1976)

Funeral services will be held today for Wilma Hoffman Baugrud, age 72, Des Plaines, Illinois, at the Kraut-Maurina Funeral Home in Dorchester.

The Rev. Roger Tellock will perform the 1:30 p.m. services. Burial will follow at the Pine Hill Cemetery, Curtiss.

Mrs. Baugrud died July 18, 1976 at a Des Plaines hospital.

She was born July 5, 1904 in Hastings, Nebraska.

In 1921 she married John Ramminger at Stanley.

Her second husband, Oscar Baugrud, who she married in 1946, died in 1971.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Edwin (Margie) Krause, 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.


Obit: Wilken, Charlotte (1878 – 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Wilken, Golz, McQueen, Richie, Dolezal

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 21 Jul 1976

Wilken, Charlotte (7 Oct 1878 – 16 Jul 1976)

Mrs. Rudy (Charlotte) Wilken, 97, Dorchester, died at Colonial House, Colby, at 7:30 a.m. Friday, July 16, 1976. Funeral services were held at 8 p.m. Saturday at Kraut-Maurina Funeral Home at Dorchester.

The Rev. Roland Golz, pastor of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, officiated. Burial was in Braceville-Garnder Cemetery at Braceville, Illinois.

The former Charlotte McQueen was born October 7, 1878 in Scotland. She came to the United States when three years of age, and resided in Carbon Hill, Illinois. She later lived in Joliet, Illinois, and in 1964 moved to Dorchester.

Her first marriage was to Anton Richie, and her second marriage was to Rudy Wilken. He died in 1968.

Mrs. Wilken was a member of St. Peter’s Church. She resided at Colonial House for the past three years.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Flo Dolezal, Dorchester, and one son, Leonard Richie, Wilmington, Illinois; nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.


Obit: Casey, Antoinette (1888? – 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Casey, Will, Koleske

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 21 Jul 1976

Casey, Antoinette (1888? – Jul 1976)

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 15, 1976 at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Charleston, West Virginia, for Mrs. Antoinette Casey, 88, formerly of Colby.

Burial was held in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery there.

Mrs. Casey was the former Antoinette Will. She was a retired school teacher and a native of Colby until one and a half years ago.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Vic (Mary Anne) Koleske, and two grandchildren, Charleston.

Her husband preceded her in death.


Bio: Miller, Kathleen Gail (Engagement – Jul 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Miller, Hauser

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 21 Jul 1976

Mr. and Mrs. Leo D. Miller, Colby, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathleen Gail, to Bryan James Hauser, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hauser, Unity.

Miss Miller attended North Central Technical Institute, Wausau, and her fiancé received his associate degree in data processing and business administration at NCTI this spring. He is presently employed at Wausau Community Center.

A September 1976 wedding is being planned.


Obit: Horn, Darrel Otto (1932 - 2023)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
E-mail: dolores@wiclarkcountyhistory.org 

Surnames: Horn, Hasse, Ebert, Delzer, Bottemiller, Christenson

----Source: Cuddie Funeral Home (Greenwood, Clark Co., WI) 3/31/2023

Horn, Darrel Otto (24 August 1932 – 27 March 2023) With Flag

While cooking his final batch of maple syrup, Darrel “Papa” Horn, Greenwood, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2023.

Darrel Otto Horn was born at home on August 24, 1932, to Rose E. (Hasse) and Otto M. Horn. He attended Braun Settlement School through the 8th grade and graduated from Greenwood High School in 1950. He enlisted in the U.S Army on January 7, 1955, serving until his honorable discharge on October 10, 1956. Following his time in the service, he attended Farm Short Course at UW Madison. Darrel returned to the home farm that had been settled two generations before by his grandfather.

On June 7, 1958, he married his companion for life, Lois A. Ebert. Together, they cultivated and grew the family farm which became a Century Farm in 1984. While he valued his herd of registered Holsteins, he was most proud of his three daughters. On a portion of the home farm, he constructed a home for retirement from the lumber he harvested from his own woods. Lois and he moved to this home in 1994 when they retired from farm life.

Darrel’s adventures continued in his retirement. He fished from his pond, hunted deer, and had already purchased a turkey permit for this Spring. He and Lois enjoyed traveling to many states and countries, harvesting a bear in northeast Wisconsin and several trophies during an African Safari. Despite his love of travel and adventure, he was most at peace while in the woods enjoying wildlife, planting or harvesting trees, or tapping for syrup in his sugarbush.

Spending time with his family and serving his community were extremely important to Darrel; he relished the annual trips to Birch Lakes Resort, hunting excursions, holidays, time with his grandchildren, and most recently, his three great-grandchildren. He was of great service at The Highground, Immanuel United Church of Christ, Longwood Township, Greenwood Milk Products, and Cooperative Services.

Darrel is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lois, and their three daughters: Denise Horn of Marshfield, Amy (Brent) Horn-Delzer of Janesville, and Melanie (Neil) Bottemiller of Prior Lake, MN; grandchildren: Hannah (Paul) Christenson, Clark Delzer, Michaela Delzer, Laine, Leah, and Logyn Bottemiller; great-grandchildren: Brenley, Summit, and Vesper Christenson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rose and Otto Horn, sister, Rose Carol, and grandson, Grant Delzer.

Funeral services were held at Immanuel United Church of Christ, rural Greenwood, on Saturday, April 1, 2023. Military rites were conducted by the Greenwood American Legion Post #238.







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