Bio: Greeler, Edward (90th - 1986)

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

Surnames: Greeler, Beilke, Lavene, Forman, Weiler, Natch

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/9/1986

Greeler, Edward (90th - 1986)

A birthday party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Beilke’s, of Granton, on Sunday, for her father, Edward Greeler, who was 90 years old. Others present were Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Greeler, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Lavene, Hattie Forman of Neillsville, Mr. and Mrs. Randy Weiler, Mrs. Myrtle Greeler of Marshfield, Mr and Mrs. Darrel Beilke and family, Cathy Natch and Rick Beilke, of Granton.


Bio: Poeschel, Dominic “Nick” (NPD - 1986)

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

Surnames: Poeschel

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/23/1986

Poeschel, Dominic “Nick” (NPD - 1986)

Joining the Neillsville Police Department at the start of the year was 28-year-old Dominic “Nick” Poeschel. The Eau Claire native got his start as a military policeman. For six months of 1980 he served as a police cadet with the Neillsville department. The past 15 months he worked as a jailer-dispatcher with the Clark County Sheriff’s Department. He graduated from the District I Police Training program this past October. Poeschel is single and resides in Neillsville.


BioM: Marriage Licenses (Jan/Feb - 1986)

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

Surnames: Lukas, Shupe, Kuecher, Meihak, Jensen, Gurney, Rueth, Krohn

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/16/1986

Marriage Licenses (Jan/Feb - 1986)

Kevin W. Lucas, Greenwood, to Stella A. Shupe, Town of Loyal, to be married at Greenwood, Jan. 18.

Richard J. Kuecher, Minneapolis, to Linda E. Meihak, Bloomington, MN, to be married at Neillsville, Feb. 15.

Gary W. Jensen, Wausau, and Christine M. Gurney, Neillsville, to be married in Neillsville, Jan. 17.

Roy J. Rueth, to Helen K. Krohn, both of the Town of Sherman, to be married at Loyal, Jan. 24.


BioM: Elmhorst, Rhonda Sue (1985)

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

Surnames: Elmhorst, Mesar, Urban, Larsen, Mullins, Zank, Voll

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/9/1986

Elmhorst, Rhonda Sue (28 December 1985)

Pastor Mark Voll, of United Church of Church of Christ, officiated during the evening service, December 28, uniting Rhonda Sue Elmhorst and Lonnie Allen Mesar in marriage. Parents of the couple are William and Virginia Elmhorst, Neillsville; Gayle and Tyler Urban, Neillsville; and Bill Mesar, Mosinee.

Music for the ceremony was provided by vocalists Connie Mullins and Lana Elmhorst and instrumentalists Tanya Mullins and Eileen Zank.

Maid of honor was Lana Elmhorst, while Susie Elmhorst served as bridesmaid. The groom was attended by bestman Lenny Mesar and groomsman Troy Urban. Ushers Tony Elmhorst and Joel Larsen escorted wedding guests into the church.

Following the ceremony, a reception and dinner was held at the Neillsville American Legion.

A wedding rehearsal dinner was hosted by Gayle and Tyler Urban.

A graduate of Neillsville High School, the bride holds a vocational degree in cosmetology from Mid-State Technical Institute, Wisconsin Rapids. Also a graduate of Neillsville High School, the groom is a seaman apprentice with the United States Navy. After February 1986, the couple will be at home in Pascagoula, Mississippi.


BioM: Ruzic, Kirsten L. (1985)

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

Surnames: Ruzic, Wild, Mallegni, Schmitt, Tibbett, Dohl, Paese, Weber, Kozlowski, Osieczonek, Reichert, Schmidt, Meier, Smith, Henseler

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/9/1986

Ruzic, Kirsten L. (28 December 1985)

Kirsten L. Ruzic and Mark L. Wild, both students at Marquette University, became husband and wife during an afternoon ceremony, December 28, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Neillsville. Father Joseph Henseler witnessed the marriage, and music was provided by Lee Schmidt, Bill Meier and Lisa Smith. Parents of the couple are Gary and Jo Ann Ruzic, Neillsville, and Clarence and Joan Wild, Plymouth, Wisconsin.

Escorted to the altar on the arm of her father, the bride was attired in a white, tissue taffeta gown with sweetheart neckline and natural waist accented with re-embroidered alencon lace, seed pearls and sequins. The softly draped skirt was fashioned with lace matching the bodice with a touch of Chantilly lace ruffles at the hemline, as it cascaded into a cathedral train. Her bouquet held red roses and pink carnations.

Matron of honor was Carmen Mallegni, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Susan Schmitt, sister of the groom; Karen Ruzic, sister of the bride; and two friends of the bride, Linda Tibbett and Ilona Dohl. All wore wine-colored gowns of tissue taffeta with off-the-shoulder ruffles and spaghetti straps. The nat4ural waisted skirts featured Cinderella gathers and a cummerbund sash, accented with bows at the hemline. Junior bridesmaids Christine and Stacy Grap wore pink gowns identical to those of the bridesmaids.

The groom and his attendants wore grey cutaway coats with pinstripe pants and black, grey and white striped ascots. Serving as bestman was Tim Wild, brother of the groom. Friends Andrew Paese, Doug Weber, Mike Kozlowski, and Jack Osieczonek were groomsmen. Guests were escorted into the church by ushers Rob Reichert and Gary Schmidt.

Following the wedding, a reception and dance were held at Fannie’s Supper Club. Bridal showers were hostessed by Susan Schmidt, Carmen Mallegni, Karen Ruzic, Linda Tibbett and Judy Grap.

Mrs. Wild is a senior nursing student at Marquette. Mr. Wild, a senior in mechanical engineering, is interning at General Motors, Saginaw Division. Both will graduate in May.


BioM: Statz, Agnes Theresa (1985)

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

Surnames: Statz, Erickson, Meier, Stalsberg, Hellenbrand, Wilson, Roehl, Sundemeyer, Finder, Anason, Weber, Holt, Thoma, Resong, Henseler

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/9/1986

Statz, Agnes Theresa (16 November 1985)

Agnes Theresa Statz and James Michael Erickson, both of Neillsville, were married at 1:30 p.m., November 18, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Neillsville. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Statz, Rt. 3 Neillsville, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Meier, Rt. 1 Neillsville. The Rev. Joseph Henseler officiated. Music was provided by Stacy Holt, Dawn Thoma, and organist Ron Resong.

The bride, given in marriage by her parents, wore a white Victorian-style gown with satin bodice, Basque waistline, and wedge wood lace matching headpiece with floor length veil. She carried a cascade bouquet of white and burgundy rosebuds accented with white tiger lilies, white freesias and baby’s breath.

Maid of honor was Jody Stalsberg, a friend of the bride from Neillsville. Bridesmaids were Karen Statz, Debbie Statz, Cathy Hellenbrand, all sisters of the bride; Diane Wilson, and Becky Roehl. All wore taffeta gowns with Venetian sleeves and sweep trins in harvest colors. They carried cascade bouquets similar to the bride’s with coordinating rosebuds, to match their gowns, and white tiger lilies. Their hairpieces were designed with white tiger lilies and baby’s breath. Marisa Statz, a niece of the bride, was flower girl. She carried a white basket of white and burgundy rosebuds and baby’s breath.

Bestman was Charles Statz, brother of the bride from Neillsville. Groomsmen were Rich Sundemeyer, Steve Finder, Gary Anason, Will Statz and Kevin Erickson. Serving as ushers were Mike Statz, and Dennis Erickson. Christopher Weber was ring bearer, a nephew of the groom.

A reception dinner and dance was held at the Neillsville American Legion Hall.

The bride is employed by Weyerhauser Company, in Marshfield, and the groom is employed by Frank Zank, Neillsville.


School: Neillsville Middle School Students (Award - 1986)

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

Surnames: Weisner, Altmann, Friemoth, Schreindl, Erickson, Boon, Kalsow, Drinka

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/9/1986

Neillsville Middle School Students (Award - 1986)

Eight Neillsville Middle School students ( were honored by selection to the united Staes Achievement Academy in the field of Agriculture for the 1985-86 school year.

Those receiving the honor were Donald Weisner, son of Leo and Florence Weisner; Tim Altmann, son of Vern and Mariene Altmann; Beverly Friemoth, daughter of Milton and Evonne Friemoth; Troy Schreindl, son of Vern and Eileen Schreindl; Dale Erickson, son of Ernes and Luann Erickson; Michael Boon, son of Donald and Carol Boon; Dawn Kalsow, daughter of Robert and Carol Kalsow; and Brian Drinka, son of Mike and Kathy Drinka.

This award is based on knowledge in the field of agriculture and over all grade point in all classes. Names of these students will be entered in the 1985 USAA year book.


Obit: Flora, Gladys Irene (1907 – 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Flora, Davison, Detrick

----Source: Thorp Courier Articles, (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 29 Apr 1976

Flora, Gladys Irene (6 Feb 1907 – 7 Apr 1976)

Mrs. Ray Flora, age 69, resident of 546 Main Street, Chippewa Falls, passed away Wednesday evening, April 7, 1976 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Gladys Irene Davison was born February 6, 1907 in the Town of Reseburg, Clark Co., Wisconsin, daughter of Eugene and Matilda Davison. She grew up in Clark County and was married to Ray Floraon December 8, 1933 at Minneapolis, Minnesota. After their marriage they moved to Milwaukee, where they lived until 1971, and then moved to Chippewa Falls, and have lived there since.

She is survived by her husband; one brother and one sister.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 10 at 2 p.m. in Stanley, with Mr. Ernest Detrick officiating. Burial was made on Oakland Cemetery, Stanley.


Bio: Zurakowski, Lori E. – UW-Oshkosh Dean’s List (Fall Sem. 1975 – '76)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Zurakowski

----Source: Thorp Courier Articles, (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 29 Apr 1976

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh officials have announced the names of student qualifying for both Honors List and Dean’s List for the Fall semester which ended in January.

On the Dean’s List from Thorp is Lori E. Zurakowski, Route 3, Box 66.

Students must have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher to quality for Dean’s List.


Bio: Zoromski, Scott – Plays Role in Current UW-SP Production (May 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Zoromski

----Source: Thorp Courier Articles, (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 06 May 1976

Scott Zoromski, a junior at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, from Thorp, has the role of “Sandy” in the university’s current production of the comedy “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” being staged on campus April 30 – May 7, 1976.

A theatre arts major at UW-SP, Zoromski is the son of Gene and Irene Zoromski, 705 N. Washington Street, Thorp. He has also appeared in several other production on campus.


Obit: Vetterkind, Velva (1912 – 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Vetterkind, Olson

----Source: Thorp Courier Articles, (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 06 May 1976

Vetterkind, Velva (1912 – 1 May 1976)

Velva Vetterkind, 64, passed away at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire on Saturday, May 1, 1976.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 4th at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Thorp, with Rev. Robert Olson officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Withee.


Obit: Romanowski, Richard (1954? – 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Romanowski, Hodorowski, Sauer

----Source: Thorp Courier Articles, (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 06 May 1976

Romanowski, Richard (1954? – 1 May 1976)

A 22- Year old Thorp man died early Saturday, May 1, 1976, after the car in which he was riding crashed into a power pole south of Thorp.

Richard Romanowski of Route 1 was pronounced dead on arrival by Thorp Ambulance at Victory Memorial Hospital in Stanley. Three other persons were injured in the mishap, one of them critically.

Clark County deputies said Gerald Hodorowski of Route 3, Thorp, was driving along Country Trunk Highway M about seven miles south of Thorp when his car ran off the road shortly after midnight.

Hodorowski pulled back onto the pavement, deputies said, but lost control of the car. It skidded in a full circle before striking a transmission pole.

19-year old John Romanowski, the victim’s brother, was listed in critical condition at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire with severe head injuries. Mike Sauer, 21, also was transferred to Eau Claire, in stable condition.

Hodorowski was reportedly in stable condition at Victory Memorial Hospital, Stanley.



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