Bio: Hoesly, Darby Aller (Birth - 1984)

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

Surnames: Hoesly, Stange

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/26/1984

Hoesly, Darby Aller (Birth – 18 July 1984)

John and Rhonda Hoesly became the parents of a girl, Darby Aller, on July 18, at St. Joseph’s of Marshfield. Grandparents are Elmer and Alice Hoesly of the Neillsville area and Mr. and Mrs. Allen Stange of Colby. Great grandmother is Johanna Hoesly of Neillsville.


Bio: Jewett, Joshua, Deverne (Birth - 1984)

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

Surnames: Jewett, Klein

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/26/1984

Jewett, Joshua Deverne (Birth – 18 July 1984)

Barbara Klein and Brent Jewett, Rt. 1 Neillsville, recently became the parents of a son, Joshua Deverne, at 11:21 a.m., July 19, at Neillsville Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs., 14 1/2 oz. Grandparents are James and Karen Klein, Rt. 1 Neillsville, and Marvin and Gloria Jewett, Merrill.


Bio: Kaczor Family (First Reunion - 1984)

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

Surnames: Kaczor

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/26/1984

Kaczor Family (First Reunion - 1984)

The first Kaczor family reunion was held Saturday and Sunday at the Mrs. Joe Kaczor and son, Joe homes. Folks came from Florida, Washington, Illinois, and from Milwaukee, Larsen, Omro, Hubertus, Wausau, West Allis, Salem, Holman, Two Rivers, Winneconne, Schofield, Kewaunee, Eau Claire, Wauwatosa, Waterford, Marshfield and Neillsville. There were around 120 in attendance. Many of them camped. The yard and lawn looked like a tent city.


Bio: Krause Family (Reunion - 1984)

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

Surnames: Krause, Schmidt, Stevens, Urban

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/26/1984

Krause Family (Reunion - 1984)

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Schmidt and son, Menominee Falls, spent the weekend with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Krause, Granton, and attended the Krause family reunion at Granton Park. They were Sunday dinner guests of her grandmother, Gladys Stevens. They also called on Mr. and Mrs. Jack Urban on their way home.


Bio: Schultz, Vencent Joseph III (Birth - 1984)

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

Surnames: Schultz, Schlinsog

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/26/1984

Schultz, Vincent Joseph III (Birth – 21 July 1984)

Mr. and mrs. Vincent Schultz, Londonderry, N.H., became the parents of a son, Vincent Joseph Schultz III, on July 21. He weighed 6 lbs., 6 oz. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Art Schlinsog, Rt. 2 Granton.


Bio: Seliskar, Daniel James (Birth - 1984)

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

Surnames: Seliskar, Waltemate, Durham, Vetterkind

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/26/1984

Seliskar, Daniel James (Birth – 22 July 1984)

Randall and Rochelle Seliskar, 306 East Fifth St., Neillsville, became parents of a son, Daniel James, at 9:53 p.m. on July 22, at Neillsville Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 lbs. 1 oz. Grandparents are Earl and Joanne Waltemate of Neillsville and James and Evelyn Seliskar of Greenwood. Great grandparents are Alvin and Charlotte Durham of Neillsville, Evelyn Seliskar of Greenwood and Viola Vetterkind of Gilman.


Bio: Swenson, Molly Kay (Birth - 1984)

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

Surnames: Swenson, Naedler

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/26/1984

Swenson, Molly Kay (Birth – 18 July 1984)

David and Linda Swenson, Milwaukee, became parents of a daughter, Molly Kay, on July 18. She weighed 9 lbs. 1 oz. Grandparents include Cal and Fern Swenson of Neillsville. Great grandparents are John and Maysel Swenson and Hilbert and Hazel Naedler.


Bio: Volovsek, Lynsey Marie (Birth - 1984)

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

Surnames: Volovsek, Govek Herkert

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/26/1984

Volovsek, Lynsey Marie (Birth – 18 July 1984)

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Volovsek, Willard, became the parents of a daughter, Lynsey Marie, on July 18, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Frank Govek of Willard and Mr. and Mrs. Al Volovsek of Greenwood. Great grandparents are Adella Herkert of Marshfield and Anna Volovsek of Willard.


Obit: Fechhelm, Margaret M. (1923 - 2023)

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

Surnames: Fechhelm, Lazotte, Hartung, Ingram, Hess, Younes, Kaiser, Klun dt, Kronberger, Langreck, Draeger

----Source: Rembs Funeral Home (Marshfield, Wood Co., WI) 9/15/2023

Fechhelm, Margaret M. (10 May 1923 – 14 September 2023)

Margaret M. Fechhelm, 100, Colby, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at Colonial Care and Rehab in Colby under the care of St. Croix Hospice.

Margaret was born on May 10, 1923, in Pine Valley, Clark County to Joseph and Nellie (Lazotte) Hartung. She married Joseph F. Fechhelm on June 1, 1957, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Colby. He passed away on July 5, 1998.

Margaret was a woman of deep faith. She prayed daily her books and rosary. She liked flowers and traveling to see her family. In her earlier years, she baked, planted large gardens, canned, and froze vegetables. She also enjoyed dining out, reading, word searches, and TV programs.

She is survived by four daughters, Belinda Fechhelm of Dorchester, Therese (Bill) Ingram of Greenfield, Laure Hess of Douglasville, GA, and Rosanne (Joseph) Younes of Skokie, IL, 5 grandchildren, Monica (Adam) Kaiser, Adam (Marissa) Fechhelm, Claudia Hess, Michael (Mala) Younes, and Maya Younes, 7 great grandchildren, Alessandra and Aiden Kaiser, Matthew, Tenley, and Haidynn Fechhelm, and Yedidya and Azreal Younes.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Robert Fechhelm, and sisters, Catherine Klundt, Helen Kronberger, and Rosalie Langreck.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at Rembs Funeral Home in Marshfield with visitation from 10:00 am until service time. Deacon Ray Draeger and Pastor Pat Langreck will officiate. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Marshfield.


Obit: Cruz-Chairez, Jairo I. Jr. (2000 - 2023)

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

Surnames: Cruz-Chairez, Acosta, Lira, Rodriguez, Olvera, Moore, Bonilla, Oudenhoven

----Source: Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home (Owen, Clark Co., WI) 9/16/2023

Cruz-Chairez, Jairo I. Jr. (24 February 2000 – 7 September 2023)

Jairo I. Cruz-Chairez, Jr., age 23, formerly of Abbotsford, passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2023, in Seguin, Texas.

At 11:00 a.m. a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, September 16, 2023 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Abbotsford.

Jairo was born on February 24, 2000, to Jairo Cruz Acosta and Lora Maria Chairez in Marshfield. He graduated from Abbotsford High School in 2018. In 2020, he moved to Texas, where he worked as a quality inspector at Caterpillar.

Jairo was very loved by his family and friends. He had a big heart, he liked to tell jokes and laugh, he was selfless and thought of others before himself. Jairus especially loved and appreciated his family, especially his brothers.

Jairo is survived by his parents, Jairo and Lora Cruz, Sr; five siblings: Ivan, Iris, Jovanny, Osmel and Osmar all of Abbotsford; his paternal grandparents: Alfonso and Elena Cruz of Abbotsford and his maternal grandmother, Francisca Lira of Wichita, KS. He is also survived by his girlfriend, Leyna Rodriguez of Seguin, TX; aunts and uncles: Romelia Olvera, Lucrecia Moore, Maria Chairez, Marcial Chairez, Olga Chairez, Rosalba Chairez, Arturo Chairez, Javier Chairez, Martha Chairez, Jesus Cruz, Guadalupe Cruz, Rosalba Cruz, Horacio Cruz, Martha Cruz, Alfonso Cruz, Pedro Cruz and Uvaldina Cruz; many cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Marcial Chairez and his aunt, Magdalena Bonilla.

Father Timothy Oudenhoven will officiate. Interment will follow in the Abbotsford Public Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome at 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2023, at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford and Saturday at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. until processing to the church at 10:45 a.m.

Family and friends can express their condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com.


Obit: Leonhard, Ronald R. “Tick” (1944 - 2023)

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

Surnames: Leonhard, Jewett, Dawson, Reise, Block, Steinmetz, Plechaty, Schmitt, Kohl, Baumgarten, Hanson

----Source: Life Tributes Funeral Home (Spencer, Clark Co., WI) 9/16/2023

Leonhard, Ronald R. “Tick” (2 October 1944 – 14 September 2023) With Flag

Ronald R. “Tick” Leonhard, 78, of Medford, passed away in the evening hours on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at his residence with constant care from his wife, Leanne and her family members. Family members wish to express their heartfelt thanks to St Croix Hospice team who lovingly assisted in Ron’s care during his illness.

Ron lingered in his illness but was in a hurry to enter the world when he was born in a house in Unity, WI to Ralph and Dorothy (Jewett) Leonhard on October 2, 1944. He attended school in the Colby School District. As a young man he joined the United States Marine Corps where he served his country until his honorable discharge on September 22, 1966.

He and Judy Dawson were joined in marriage and had 2 sons together. They later divorced.

He met the love of his life, Leanne Reise, in May of 1976. They were married on August 4, 1984, in Wausau. He worked many years for Distributors Warehouse, later known as Carquest Auto Parts.

He enjoyed riding and working on motorcycles and in1985 he became the proud owner and operator of a motorcycle parts shop Unity, WI. It was known by countless bike enthusiasts as “Go Hawg Wild”. His customers became very close friends, and many hours were spent in the shop just talking and spending time together. His love of motorcycles brought him a great deal of pleasure and forged many friendships, not the least of those were ones with the members of the motorcycle club, “The Lonely Few”. The love of his Harleys was such that he and Leanne even traveled to and from their wedding ceremony on the back of his “Hawg”.

Tick’s other great love were his pets. They were more like family members than pets. Throughout the years Ron joyfully shared his life with many pets, especially the dogs he loved. He cherished his time with them and mourned their passing. His special shop kitty, Allie, reigned supreme in her kingdom of “Go Hawg Wild’ and faithfully welcomed the Harley dudes at the door of the shop.

He was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity. As Tick struggled with his illness, he became closer and closer to “His God” and wasn’t afraid to share his faith with the people that entered his life.

Just as he was supported during his illness, he supported others during their time of need. Especially his mother-in-law, Rita Reise (deceased Feb 22, 1997), brother-in-law, Brian Reise (deceased Feb 25, 2021) and father-in-law, Charles Reise (deceased July 18, 2023). Ron grew closer to them as they journeyed though their illnesses.

Those who will cherish Ron’s memory include his loving wife, Leanne; his boys, Scott (Trish) Leonhard of Spencer and Troy (Tamie) Leonhard of Auburndale; his grandchildren, Gabriella, Aurora and Kambria and his siblings, Janet (Dale) Block, Cathy (Kerry) Steinmetz and Greg (Jody) Leonhard as well as his faithful canine companion, Sassy Mae Leonhard along with many other relatives, friends and neighbors.
Family members preceding him in death were his parents, Ralph and Dorothy Leonhard; his sister, Dorothy Eileen in infancy and his brother, Gary Leonhard.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 P.M. on Friday, September 22, 2023, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity with Pastor Teri Hanson officiating. He will be laid to rest at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Colby with full military honors provided by Colby VFW Post 2227. Family and friends are invited to gather at the church on Friday from 11 A.M. until time of service. The honor of pallbearer belongs to Gage Plechaty, Lucas Leonhard, Bill Leonhard, Gabriella Leonhard, Travis Schmitt and Rodney Kohl. Honorary pallbearers are Michael Baumgarten and Nathan Steinmetz.
If desired, memorial contributions in Ron’s name can be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church Food Pantry in Unity or to the Marshfield Area Pets Shelter “MAPS” in Marshfield.

Ron’s arrangements are under the care of Life Tributes Funeral Home-Spencer. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.lifetributesfuneralhome.com.

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