Obit: Seeman, Ida (1893 – 1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Seeman, Schlachtenhaufen, Dux, Olson, Picha, Fravert, Kehrberg, Degenhardt, Olsen, Litka, Hinkelman, Luther, Nesladek

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 25 Apr 1979

Seeman, Ida (18 Jul 1893 – 23 Apr 1979)

Mrs. William (Ida) Seeman, 85, formerly of 101 North Division Street, Loyal, died at about 5:30 a.m., Monday, April 23, 1979 at Marshfield Convalescent Home.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 25 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Loyal.

Reverend Bruno Schlachtenhaufen officiated. Mrs. Verland Dux and Mrs. Erwin Dux sang, accompanied by Mrs. John Olson on the organ.

Burial was in the Loyal Cemetery. Rinka Funeral Home, Loyal, was in charge of arrangements.

Ida Picha was born on July 18, 1893 in Berwyn, Illinois, and received her education in the Town of Carlton.

She was married on September 22, 1914 in Kewaunee, Wisconsin to William Seeman.

After their marriage they lived in Brussels, Door County, for four years. Later they moved to Algoma and lived there for four years. In 1928 they moved to Loyal and were engaged in the cheese business.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid.

She is survived by her husband William; two sons, Marvin of Unity and Roland (Bud) of Loyal; one daughter, Mrs. Eileen Luther of Wausau; one sister, Mrs. Lillian Nesladek of Brookfield, Illinois; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by one brother and one sister.

Serving as pallbearers were Alvin Fravert, Wilbur Kehrberg, Frank Degenhardt, Art Olsen, Ruben Litka and Herb Hinkelman.


Obit: Shankland, Vern W. (1899 – 1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Shankland, Williams, Dee-Calieneo, Gray, Lundeen, Curtiss

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 25 Apr 1979

Shankland, Vern W. (2 Aug 1899 – 22 Apr 1979)

Vern W. Shankland, 79, of Paw Paw, Illinois, and formerly of the Greenwood area, died Sunday, April 22, 1979 at the home of his daughter.

He was born August 2, 1899 at Monroe, Iowa.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jackie Williams of Sidney, Illinois, and Mrs. Joe Dee-Calieneo, Paw Paw, Illinois; two sons, Ronald of Manteno, Illinois, and John of San Jose, California; three sisters, Geraldine Gray, Dorothy Lundeen of California, and Mrs. Beulah Curtiss of Newton, Iowa; fifteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gwyneth in May 1977.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Johnson-Crane Funeral Home, Batavia, Illinois.


School: Greenwood H.S. Junior Prom (1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Krultz, Yaeger, Hinker, Kitzhaber, Tennant, Mavis, Metzke, Lindner, Ystad, Gadi, Bentzler

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 25 Apr 1979

The 1979 junior prom was held Friday evening at the Greenwood gym. Music was by the “Prime Choice” band.

Mike Yaeger and Barb Krultz ruled as king and queen, and the “crown bearers” were Amy Hinker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hinker, and Peter Kitzhaber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Kitzhaber.

The court consisted of freshmen representatives Sonya Tennant escorted by Dave Mavis; sophomores Karen Metzke and Alan Lindner; juniors Janis Ystad and Randy Kitzhaber, and senior representatives were Patti Gadi, escorted by Harry Bentzler.


Bio: Bentzler, Harry – Eagle Scout Award (Apr 1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Bentzler, Petkovsek, Stewart

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 25 Apr 1979

Harry Bentzler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Art Petkovsek, Greenwood, became the eighth member of the Loyal Boy Scout Troop to receive the coveted Eagle Scout Award.

The award was presented Monday night during ceremonies held at the Loyal Public School. Rick Stewart, scout executive from Chippewa Valley Council, Eau Claire, made the presentation.

Harry began his scouting program eight years ago and has earned his way up the ranks by his involvement in the scouting program, including attendance at the National Jamboree.


School: Granton FFA Receives Superior Award (Apr 1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Drinsinger, Olson, Martin, Jennings, Winter, Kleckner

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 25 Apr 1979

Results from the state FFA judging contest held two weeks ago in Madison were just released and show that the Granton FFA received a superior award in state judging beef, sheep and hogs. The team members were Dale Drinsinger, Greg Olson and Mike Martin. This places them in the top 10% of the teams in the state.


School: Greenwood H.S. Honor Society Trip to Washington, D.C. (Apr 1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Wallin, Landini, Syth, Elmer, Kaltinger, Baltus, Ewoldt, Sisson, Neuenfeldt, Kohlnhofer, Davis, Krultz, Denk, Sibbold, Richmond, Fravert, Lindner, Wagner, Branstiter, Valdes, Horn, Decker, Baker, Bucheger, Syth, Yaeger, Munson, Skora, Nigon, Bolf, Jolivette

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 25 Apr 1979

Greenwood honor students left for Washington, D.C. on a spring tour on Monday morning. When in D.C. they will visit the Smithsonian Institute and Arlington National Cemetery, along with a visit to New York City.

The Greenwood students and adults who plan to return on Friday included: Mr. and Mrs. Knute Wallin, Mrs. Ralph Landini, Mr. and Mrs. Reynold Syth, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Elmer, Lucille Kaltinger. The students who went on the trip were: Karen Baltus, Lynn Ewoldt, Naomi Sisson, Mary Neuenfeldt, Renee Kohlnhofer, Deanna Davis, Barb Krultz, Bonnie Krultz, Susan Denk, Valerie Sibbold, Carmella Landini, Sue Richmond, Kathy Fravert, Ann Lindner, Karen Kaltinger, Michelle Wagner, Gayline Branstiter, Veronica Valdes, Rhonda Elmer, Marilyn Fravert, Luann Horn, Karl Wallin, Duane Decker, Chris Baker, Peter Bucheger, Kent Syth, Mike Yaeger, Luis Munson, Pat Skora, Ray Nigon, Bernie Bolf, Larry Jolivette and Russ Denk.


Bio: Kehrberg, Audrey – Scout Daisy Award (Apr 1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Kehrberg

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 25 Apr 1979

Mrs. Wilbur (Audrey Kehrberg of Loyal was one of five people to receive an award Monday evening at Wisconsin Rapids.

She was presented with the Daisy Award at the Woodland Girl Scout Council’s annual dinner meeting. During the 27 years of involvement in Girl Scouts, Audrey has served as a leader to Brownies, Junior and Cadettes, and as a member of the board of directors.


School: Loyal H.S. Prom (1962)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Vajgrt, Rothhamer, Paulson, Davel, Favreau, O’Brien, Tesmer, Lewin, Feldt, Noeldner

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 25 Apr 1979

(Looking Back)

April 19, 1962 – Dale Rothamer and Julie Ann Vajgrt will reign over the annual junior prom at Loyal High School. Members of the court are Lynn Paulson, Paula Davel, Joe Favreau, Patsy O’Brien, Allen Tesmer, Juanita Lewin, Ray Feldt and Beatrice Noeldner.


School: Loyal H.S. Prom (1969)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Noeldner, Knack, Redig, Zepplin, Young, Luchterhand, Lucht, Froeba, Bloom, Milz

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 25 Apr 1979

(Looking back)

April 17, 1969 – “Moonlight and Roses” is the theme for the junior prom to be held April 18. The king and queen are Ed Noeldner and Kris Knack. Other members of the court are Arvin Redig, Andrea Zepplin, Bobby Young, Melody Luchterhand, Charles Lucht, Sandra Froeba, David Bloom and Beverly Milz.

Bio: Weidensee, Leslie – Elected to UW-Stevens Point Student Senate (1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Weidensee

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 25 Apr 1979

Leslie Weidensee, a junior at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, is one of 25 newly elected members of the school’s student senate.

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Weidensee, Route 2, Granton, she was chosen for the position in an all-campus election to serve on the deliberative body that is officially designated to serve as the voice for student rights and services.




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