Obit: Whittemore, Mabel L. (1912 – 1978)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Whittemore, Yaggie, Mueller, Auberg, Niemi, Bruchert, Alberts, Rabska, Luedke, Sperling, Hanke, Braatz, Kus, Blum

----Source: Owen Enterprise (11 Oct 1978)

Whittemore, Mabel L. (19 Aug 1912 – 6 Oct 1978)

Mabel L. Whittemore, age 66, Route 2, Withee, died in her home at 7:45 p.m. Friday, October 6, 1978.

Funeral services in her memory were held on Monday, October 9, 1978 at 1:30 p.m. at the Maurina Funeral Home in Owen, with the Rev. Lloyd Yaggie, Pastor of Nazareth Lutheran Church, Withee, officiating. Burial services followed in the Riverside Cemetery at Withee.

The pallbearers were Ben Mueller, Bernard Auberg, Allen Niemi, Leon Bruchert, Norbert Bruchert, and Jim Alberts. The organist for the services was Mrs. Dorothy Rabska, and the soloist was Mrs. Louise Luedke.

The deceased was born on August 19, 1912 in Withee, and had lived there all her life. She is survived by four brothers, Charles of Owen, Arthur, John and Robert, all of Withee; five sisters, Mrs. Walter (Norma) Sperling, Withee, Mrs. Emil (Alice) Hanke of New Berlin, Mrs. Gebhardt (Agnes) Braatz of Schofield, Mrs. Laura Kus of Withee, and Mrs. Ruth Blum of Owen.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.


Bio: Strohkirch, Julie Ann (Birth – 5 Oct 1978)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Strohkirch, Stewart

----Source: Owen Enterprise (11 Oct 1978)

Mr. and Mrs. John Strohkirch of St. Paul are the parents of a baby girl, Julie Ann, born at 1:49 p.m. on Thursday , October 5, 1978 at St. Paul.

She weighed 7 pounds 7 ˝ ounces at birth and was welcomed home by a brother, age 7.

Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Strohkirch of Owen and maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Leo Stewart of Withee.


News: Curtiss – 1st Anniversary for LaVerna’s Fabric (Oct 1978)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Marcott

----Source: Owen Enterprise (18 Oct 1978)

It’s hard to believe, but it has been one whole year since the official “Grand Opening” of LaVerna’s Fabrics Shop on County Trunk E. near Curtiss, and in recognition of a whole year, LaVerna Marcott is having a First Anniversary Celebration this week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 19-20-21.


Obit: Zilsdorf Harvey (1922 – 1978)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Zilsdorf, Yaggie, Timm, Hillard

----Source: Owen Enterprise (18 Oct 1978)

Zilsdorf, Harvey (12 Aug 1922 – 13 Oct 1978)

Harvey Zilsdorf, 566, a resident of the Clark County Health Care Center, was found dead at 8:00 a.m. Friday, October 13, 1978. He died of an apparent heart attack after he had taken a walk on Thursday afternoon.

Services were held in Maurina Funeral Home in Owen on Monday afternoon, October 16th at 1:00 p.m., with the Rev. Lloyd Yaggie, pastor of Nazareth Lutheran Church of Withee, officiating.

Burial was in the Catawba Cemetery, Catawba, Wisconsin.

Mr. Zilsdorf was born on August 12, 1922 in Catawba, Wisconsin. He lived and worked on a farm at Catawba until 1956, when he entered the Clark County Health Care Center.

He is survived by two cousins, Mrs. Agnes Timm of Watertown, and Mrs. Clyde Hillard of Catawba.


Obit: Stolp, Alvina F. (1907 – 1978)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Stolp, Glick, Mohr, Koch, Reinke, Brander, Jarchow

----Source: Owen Enterprise (18 Oct 1978)

Stolp, Alvina F. (2 Oct 1907 – 11 Oct 1978)

Mrs. William (Alvina F. “Suzie”) Stolp, age 71 of Fifield, Wisconsin, formerly of Rib Lake, died Wednesday, October 11, 1978 at the Edgewater Haven Nursing Home in Port Edwards.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 14th at the First Congregational Church in Fifield, with the Rev. Myron Glick officiating. Burial followed in Forest Home Cemetery in Fifield.

The former Alvina Mohr was born October 2, 1907 in Rib Lake, where she attended schools. She was married October 13, 1928 to William Stolp in Rib Lake, and they lived in Owen until 1970, when they moved to the Fifield area.

Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Norman (Sylvia) Koch, Wausau; one son, Donald, Stratford; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Betty Reinke, Fifield, Mrs. Mildred Brander of Medford, and Mrs. Dorothy Jarchow, Owen; and two brothers, Fred Mohr Sr., Medford, and Erin Mohr, Owen, plus nieces and nephews.


Bio: Devine, Quincy Michael (Birth – 3 Oct 1978)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Devine, Nordlof

----Source: Owen Enterprise (18 Oct 1978)

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Devine are the proud parents of a son, Quincy Michael, born on October 3, 1978 at 7:25 p.m.

He weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 ˝ inches long.

Quincy’s grandparents are Mrs. Muriel Nordlof, Owen, and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Devine of Plover.


Bio: Rice, Theresa Kathleen (Birth – 1 Oct 1978)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Rice, Potocnik

----Source: Owen Enterprise (25 Oct 1978)

Mr. and Mrs. David Rice, Charlo, Montana are the parents of a baby girl, Theresa Kathleen, born on Sunday, October 1, 1978 at the Polson, Montana hospital Little Theresa weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces at birth and was welcomed home by a sister, Melinda, age 2.

Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ed Potocnik, and the paternal grandmother is Mrs. Maude Rice, Provo, Utah.


BioM: Oehler, Julie Ann (1978)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Oehler, Rowe, Fliss, Wisniewski, Foley, Napier, Hoeppner, Cole, Meckely, Hanson, DeVoe, Pawlukiewicz, Smith

----Source: Owen Enterprise (25 Oct 1978)

Oehler, Julie Ann (14 Oct 1978)

When given in marriage by her parents, Miss Julie Ann Oehler became the bride of Edward Allen Rowe during a 4 p.m. ceremony held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Owen on Saturday, October 14, 1978. The Rev. Richard L. Fliss conducted the nuptial ceremony, at which Joseph Wisniewski was vocalist and Jerry Oehler was organist.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Oehler, Withee, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Byrl Rowe, Owen.

The bride chose an old fashioned gown of satulustra trimmed with Venice lace, fashioned with high neckline, Bishop sleeves and ruffled flounced hemline with a sweeping chapel train. From her matching picture hat of Venice lace a floor length veil of illusion was attached. The bride carried a cascade of fall arrangement of roses and baby’s breath.

Her aides were Miss Jane Oehler, Withee, maid of honor, and Kathy Foley of Owen, Cheri Napier of Withee, Linda Hoeppner, Medford, and Lynn Cole, Lubbock, Texas we bridesmaids. They carried yellow and orange tipped roses and wore halter back styled gowns in cocoa colored sheer Dacron print over taffeta, with matching ruffle edged capes.

Tom Meckely of Owen was best man, and John Hanson of Withee, Larry Rowe and Bob DeVoe, both of Eau Claire, and Joe Wisniewski, Withee, were groomsmen; and Terry Pawlukiewicz and Gary Smith ushered.

The dinner was served in the church hall, and the reception and dance were at Meadow View Country Club, Owen.

The bride graduated in 1976 from Owen-Withee High School and in 1977 from District 1 Technical Institute, Eau Claire. She works for Weather Shield Manufacturing Company, Incorporated, Millwork Division, Medford. Her husband, an employee for Liberty Homes, Dorchester, is a 1972 graduate of Owen-Withee High School and a 1973 graduate of the same technical institute.

They are living at Stetsonville.


BioM: Scidmore, Sandra Sue (1978)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Scidmore, Wirtala, Groenewold, Helgerson, Wachsmuth, Shook, Rahn, Wilson

----Source: Owen Enterprise (25 Oct 1978)

Scidmore, Sandra Sue (7 Oct 1978)

Living at 204 Butternut Street, Abbotsford, are Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Carl Wirtala, who were married October 7, 1978 by Rev. Douglas Groenewold in St. John’s Lutheran Church, Wiothee.

The former Miss Sandra Sue Scidmore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Scidmore, Route 1, Curtiss was given in marriage by her father to the son of Mrs. Vendla Wirtala, Route 4, Greenwood, during a 2:30 ceremony, for which Mrs. Sonia Groenewold was organist and Duane Helgerson, soloist.

As the bride proceeded down the aisle she was seen wearing an old-fashioned bridal gown of ivory satalustra and Venice lace, with chapel train and an elbow length veil of tulle and matching lace affixed to a bridal headpiece. Her flowers were a cascade of yellow roses, baby‘s breath and ivy.

Preceding her to the altar area were her aides, Mrs. Barbara Wachsmuth of Owen as matron of honor, and Miss Carole Wirtala of Milwaukee, Miss Susan Shook, Chicago, and Miss Dawn Wachsmuth, Owen, bridesmaid. They had coral floral print frocks and cascades of chrysanthemums, baby’s breath and miniature carnations.

Robin Wachsmuth and Holly Rah were flower girls; Brian and Richard Wirtala, the ring bearers.

In the role of best man was Richard Wilson. Acting as groomsmen were Charles Wirtala of Withee, Joe Scidmore of Curtiss, and Mike Wirtala of River Falls, and as ushers, William Wirtala, Greenwood, and Douglas Rahn, Milwaukee.

The wedding dinner and reception were at the Loyal Legion Hall, Loyal.

Both graduated from Owen-Withee High School, the bride in 1973 and her husband in 1969. She is assistant librarian at Owen-Withee Elementary School and he works for Liberty Homes in Dorchester.





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