Bio: Adams, Baby Boy (Birth - 1952)
Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Adams

----Source: Wausau Daily Herald (Marathon Co., Wis.) Thursday, 15 May 1952

Adams, Baby Boy (Birth - 14 May 1952)


To Mr. and Mrs. James Adams, 103 Robb St., Schofield, yesterday afternoon at Memorial Hospital, a son.


Church: Greenwood - St. Mary’s Catholic (Hosts 60th Annual Turkey Dinner - 2024)

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

Surnames: Lindner

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 2/21/2024

Greenwood-St. Mary’s Catholic (Hosts 60th Annual Turkey Dinner - 2024)

By L.B., reporter

St. Mary’s Catholic Church hosted its 60th annual turkey dinner Feb. 18. The turkey recipe has been kept secret for decades by the male members of the parish, all of whom worked at the dinner.

“The recipe’s been kept secret since we got it about 40 or 50 years ago,” Charlie Lindner, retired chair and supervisor of the dinner said. “It’s an old-fashioned turkey dinner. We’ve got turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and some desserts.”

Before the dinner had officially started at 11 a.m., the workers had already served over 200 meals within the last two hours.
“We’ve been working at full-tilt,” Lindner said. “We fill [the boxes] up and get them out of here.

“It’s all the men of the parish, but the kitchen is the key. They make mashed potatoes, dressing and gravy. Last week, we got the 104 turkeys and started thawing them. Yesterday, we were up at [5 a.m.] to prep them and peel potatoes, and today we were up at [5:30 a.m.] cooking them.”

The proceeds made from the turkey dinner will fund St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The church will use them for maintenance and possible future missions.

“We’ve had many years of practice,” Lindner said. “It’s easily over 1,000 people served every year.

“Before COVID, our peak was 1,250. We used to have about 800 people coming in and out as a sit-down dinner and takeout, but now we’re just doing takeout.

“We’ve got two guys doing delivery and a double assembly line, so we go twice as fast now. It’s a great group of guys. They all get along really well.”

St. Mary’s Catholic Church’s turkey dinner takes place the third Sunday of every February annually.


Church: Neillsville UCC -- Meal Give Away (2024)

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

Surnames: Buchda, Weyer, Petkovsek

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 2/21/2024

Neillsville UCC--Meal Give Away (2024)

By June Thompson

For the past three years, members of the community gather at the United Church of Christ (UCC) in Neillsville to prepare meals once a month and give them away the third Sunday of each month.

This month’s organization preparing the meal was Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO) Chapter DJ.

“We support women’s opportunities in education,” said member Peggy Buchda.

Buchda and several other ladies were cutting up celery and cooking hamburger for the meal.

Organizer Bonnie Weyer welcomed organizations, community support and donations to keep this project going.

“The idea came from the Mission Outreach at UCC. It grew out of the pandemic,” said Weyer. “The meal is soup or a hotdish, [and a] pound of cheese, [a] pint of fruit or vegetables. We also make homemade breads.”

Weyer has been involved with this mission outreach project from the beginning. She has about 80 volunteers.

“We saw a need, especially for the elderly,” said volunteer Barb Petkovsek. “We try to prepare 90 meals every month. It’s a meal in a jar.

“This month’s meal was chili, cheese bread, apple sauce and a pound of cheese.”

Anyone, regardless of age, is welcome to the free meal give-away.

This cause would not be possible without volunteers and donations from businesses and members of many communities.
“I’ve got the help,” said Weyer. “We get volunteers from Greenwood, Loyal, Willard and Neillsville.

“I wouldn’t mind having a few more leaders.”

Several churches and organizations help with this monthly meal giveaway: St. Mary’s Church in Neillsville, Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard, Living Hope in Neillsville, Calvary Lutheran, Pine Valley Lutheran, UCC and the Optimist Club, Clark Adler, Marshfield Medical Center-Neillsville, Security Health Plan, Thrivent Lutheran Financial and Mathis Market.
“They’ve all helped with the meals,” said Weyer. “Some churches support us financially.

“We’ve gotten grants from the Clark County Community Foundation. Each monthly meal [giveaway] costs about [$700] or $800.”

During the summer, farmers from the local farmers’ markets donate produce.

“During dairy month in June, local factories donate cheese, milk and butter,” said Weyer.

Weyer does not know how long the meal giveaways will continue.

“When we run out of money and help,” Weyer said. “This is our 37th meal.

“Our plan for sustainable funds is to continue to apply for grants. We have received goodwill offerings for each meal giveaway from people who’ve picked up meals. We have gotten donations from our congregation who value our mission and want to see it continue.

“The Mission Outreach Committee felt this would impact our community in a positive way. We follow food preparation guidelines.”

Meals are not just picked up at the UCC’s curbside: meals are delivered Saturday and Sunday.

“We’ve delivered to Willard, Loyal and Neillsville,” said Weyer.

“If anyone knows of someone in need or someone who needs to socialize, pick up a meal and share,” said Weyer.

The UCC accepts donations for the meal giveaway at 515 W. Second St., Neillsville, WI 54456.


Bio: Morrow, Judy -- Caregivers Work to Make a Difference (2024)

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

Surnames: Morrow

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 2/21/2024

Morrow, Judy—Caregivers Work to Make a Difference (2024)

Judy Morrow has been involved with the Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Clark County for 20 years.
June Thompson/Clark County Press

By June Thompson

Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Clark County, Inc. has been helping the senior citizens and disabled people since 1997.
For over 25 years, this organization’s volunteers have helped people in need. Yet, there is always a need for more volunteers.

One long-time volunteer, Judy Morrow, began volunteering in 2004. For 20 years, she has been part of the organization. She became director in 2011.

“I wanted to volunteer,” said Morrow. “Interfaith Volunteers is very close to my heart; it’s a worthwhile program. I wish we could do more than we do.”

Morrow’s involvement with Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers extends beyond an office. She really does not have a specific office. She takes calls from home.

“I get 10 to 15 calls a week,” Morrow said. “The mission of the Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers is to help the elderly and disabled stay safely in their homes as long as possible. No matter what their need is, it is my responsibility to find someone to take care of the client’s needs.”

As the director, Morrow receives referral calls from social services, hospitals, insurance companies and other organizations for volunteer assistance.

“We need more awareness,” Morrow said. “A lot of [volunteers] just want to help occasionally.”

Clients do not just need help in the spring and fall; they need help are year-round. From cleaning windows and gutters, friendly visits, light housekeeping and transportation to doctor appointments—the need for help never ends.

Morrow does not expect volunteers to do things they cannot physically do. When she sends a volunteer to meet a client for the first time, Morrow goes along. Clients, also known as “receivers,” fill out a form, listing their name, age, needs and medical problems.

“The biggest thing for the elderly is loneliness,” said Morrow. “We try to keep them from being lonely and depressed.
“I’d like to make many more visits. The volunteer must feel comfortable with the client, and the [receiver] must be comfortable with the volunteer.”

Volunteer drivers are always needed, too.

“I hope we can get more volunteers to help us,” said Morrow. “Drivers are on an on-call list.

“When a [call] comes in, we try to take care of it—fill the [client’s] need,” said Morrow. “What breaks my heart is we don’t always take action when we see someone is in trouble.

“I’d be lonely if I resigned. [The clients and volunteers] are all my friends. I am so blessed.”

Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers originally began in 1984. There are over 1,600 Interfaith Volunteer Caregiver and Faith in Action projects throughout the U.S.

Funds were provided by grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The organization’s current needs are respite for a primary caregiver, minor yard work and home repair, meal preparation, snow shoveling, in-home visitation, meal preparation, etc.

All services are offered at no charge. Freewill offerings are accepted. There are no client income eligibility requirements.

For more information about Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers or to volunteer, contact Judy Morrow at 715-743-2885, or judydonmorrow@hotmail.com.


News: Hendrickson, Wayne - Recognized Ahead of Retirement’ (2024)

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

Surnames: Hendrickson, Waichulis, Rueth, Rollins, Dirkse, Johnson, Flyn, Knee, Lebanon, Diedrick, Kasdorf, O’Connell

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 2/21/2024

Hendrickson, Wayne ‘Recognized Ahead of Retirement’ (2024)

Supervisor Joe Waichulis Jr. (right) presented Hendrickson (left) with an award of recognition for his decades of service to Clark County. Edward DuBois/Clark County Press

By Edward DuBois

During the Feb. 15 County Board of Supervisors (the board) meeting, members of the public gathered and attending supervisors sang “Happy Birthday” the chairman Wayne Hendrickson, who turned 85 the day of the meeting.

After the resolutions and ordinances had actions taken on them, there was a time for recognition for outgoing members of the board. Supervisor Ann Monitor was absent for the recognition of her two years on the board, so her certificate of appreciation would be sent to her. Hendrickson then recognized supervisor William “Bill” Rueth for his two years on the board with a certificate of appreciation and Frieda Rollins with a plague for 29-and-a-half years of service on the board.
Lastly, supervisor Joe Waichulis Jr. recognized Hendrickson for everything he has done as the board’s chairman, presenting Hendrickson with a plaque, too.

“[We] have an award of recognition,” Waichulis said. “We hereby honor [Henderson] Feb. 15. 2024, in recognition for your many years of guidance, conceptional leadership and outstanding commitment to Clark County, public service and public trust. Never underestimate the difference you made and the lives you touched.”

The next speakers were people who had worked with Hendrickson over his service.

Hendrickson had served on the Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation board of directors, as was said by Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation general manager John Dirkse.

“If fact, I commented to [Hendrickson] as I walked in here,” Dirkse said, “using that very chalkboard, he wrote with chalk the very first presentation for the Wisconsin County Mutual back in the 1980s.

“Since that time, [Hendrickson] has had the opportunity to serve on our board, and I wanted to read this proclamation from his peers on that board.

“‘In recognition of distinguished leadership and service of the Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation, [Hendrickson]: whereas [Hendrickson] has been dedicated to the betterment of Clark County and all in Wisconsin through his 47 years of service; and whereas in his role of service to county government, he has proven to be a tireless advocate and visionary for the citizens of Clark County; and whereas in his position, he was a strong leader in many areas, serving on many committees and on statewide boards, including the Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation’s board of directors; and whereas, in that role, [Hendrickson] served on Wisconsin County Mutual Board of directors from 1994 to 2000 and from 2002 to the present, where he has made a profound impact on the member counties through his leadership and common sense approach to providing strong insurance coverage and services to [Clark County]; and whereas he was a valued board member, working closely alongside the County Mutual corporate management of the Wisconsin Counties Association [WCA] and the county Mutual General Administrator of Aegis; and whereas in that role he was a tireless advocate and cherished friend of WCA and Aegis staff, working closely alongside our team, serving in many roles and positions, including on the audit committee, the Claims Advisory Committee, the Operations Oversight Committee and the Underwriting Advisory Committee; and now therefore be a resolved that we at the Wisconsin County Mutual Corporation, the [WCA] and Aegis greatly recognized [Hendrickson] for his incredible body of work that will be felt for generations across the state and wish him many years of health and happiness in his retirement. Signed by President Willie Johnson, Jr. and presented to [Feb. 15, Hendrickson].”

Senior vice president of underwriting Karen Flynn and Brian Knee vice president of claims and litigation management, were the next speakers.

Flynn gave Hendrickson her congratulations and wished him a happy birthday, and Knee said Hendrickson brought “a lot of insight and a lot of humor.” Keith Lebanon from Wisconsin Counties Association also described how he had looked up to Hendrickson for advice.

Wisconsin Counties Association director of outreach and member engagement Sarah Diedrick-Kasdorf returned to the board and, after assuring she was not going to point out everything the board did wrong during their meeting, proceeded to read a proclamation for Hendrickson.

“‘Commendation for exemplary service: [Hendrickson, Feb 15,” Diedrick read. “The Wisconsin Counties Association commends [Hendrickson] for his 47 incredible years of service to Wisconsin county government serving on the Clark County Board of Supervisors since 1976 and acting as board chair for 29 of those years.’

“‘In his role, he demonstrated dedication, integrity and a commitment to both the county and to the taxpayers, serving on many committees at the county and state level. He has been a leader in every sense of the word, exemplifying the definition of public servant.

“‘A true leader, particularly in transportation, [Hendrickson] served as a highway committee chair for 36 years, working tirelessly alongside the Wisconsin County Highway Association and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to ensure a vibrant and sustainable infrastructure system here in our state that will be felt for generations to come.

“‘[Hendrickson] also served as a member and chair of many other various committees and boards, including the Fair Board, finance, executive, agriculture and extension, law enforcement, public property, mining, health, solid waste, building, Local Emergency Planning Commission, Administrative Review Appeals Board and the Educational, Technical and Vocational Schools Committee.’

“Is there any committee you have not served on here? Personnel, okay.

“‘[Hendrickson] truly impacted each corner of his county in the entire state of Wisconsin. In addition to his service to Clark County, he has been an active member of the Wisconsin Counties Association, serving on various committees. He served on the Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation Board of directors from 1994 to 2000, and from 2002 to the present. He also served on the Town of Unity Board of Supervisors from 1970 until present, with 54 of those years as chairman.

“‘[Hendrickson’s] leadership expertise, friendly demeanor and common sense approach has been admired from his peers across Wisconsin and resulted in initiatives and legislation that will leave Clark County and all Wisconsin in a better place.

“‘We at the Wisconsin Counties Association are deeply grateful for the leadership, vision and, above all, friendship and wish [Hendrickson] all the best in the years ahead. Signed Mark D. O’Connell, president and CEO of Wisconsin Counties Association.’”

Hendrickson’s family then took pictures with him.

Hendrickson’s final meeting will be the April 16 organizational committee, starting in the Clark County Courthouse’s board room at 9 a.m.


Obit: Mattheisen, Delores A. (1935 - 2024)

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

Surnames: Mattheisen, Bushman, Haasl, Richards, Hamus, Cook, Stillwell, Saylor

----Source: Life Tributes Funeral Home (Spencer, Clark Co., WI) 2/22/2024

Mattheisen, Delores A. (19 May 1935 – 21 February 2024)

Delores A. Mattheisen, 88, of Spencer, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at House of the Dove in Marshfield.

Delores was born on May 19, 1935, in Milladore, daughter of Hector and Theresa (Bushman) Haasl. She was a graduate of Auburndale High School. On June 2, 1956, she was united in marriage to Marvin Mattheisen at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Milladore. They resided in Milladore until later moving to Sheboygan Falls. After Marvin’s retirement, they decided to relocate back to the Spencer area. Delores was a homemaker and took pride in taking care of her home. She loved to cook anything and everything. She enjoyed camping and spending time with her grandchildren and friends for breakfast. Delores was known to be quite the jokester.

She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Spencer as well as a member of its PCCW.

Those who will cherish her memory include her loving husband of 67 years, Marvin; her grandchildren, Morgan, Taylor and Jordan and her great-grandchildren, Michael, Lincoln, Harper and Amelia. She is further survived by her brothers and sisters, Mary Richards, Ronald Haasl, Charles Haasl, Virginia Haasl, Joe Haasl and Pat (Sharon) Haasl along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hector and Theresa Haasl; her son, Michael Mattheisen and two brothers, Jim Haasl and Dave Haasl.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 A.M. on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Christ the King Catholic Church with Rev. Barry Saylor officiating. Committal services will be held in Saint Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Family and friends are invited to gather for a time of visitation at the church on Saturday from 9:30 A.M. until time of services. The honor of pallbearer belongs to David Mattheisen, Larry Hamus, Randy Cook, Roger Cook, Jim Haasl, Dale Stillwell and Greg Haasl.

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

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Delores, please visit our floral store.


Obit: Broeske, Marvin L. “Marv” (1938 - 2024)

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

Surnames: Broeske, Behring, Bobbe, Weiler, Schueller, Moertel, Weiler, Bolen, Schueller, Boxrucker, Gruenke, Christensen, Austin, Braun, Groleau

----Source: Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI) 2/26/2024

Broeske, Marvin L. “Marv” (24 June 1938 – 21 February 2024) With Flag

Marvin “Marv” L. Broeske, age 85, of Abbotsford, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at Mayo Health Clinic Systems in Eau Claire.

Marvin was born on June 24, 1938, the son of Elroy and Emma (Behring) Broeske in Dorchester. He graduated from Abbotsford High School in 1956 and attended UW Eau Claire where he played basketball for the Blugolds. Marvin was a member of the Army National Guard for 11 years and was called to service during the Berlin Crisis. On January 26, 1961, Marv was united in marriage to Kay Bobbe in Medford. They raised their family in Abbotsford. Marv worked at gas stations in Colby before working 25 years as Office Manager at Kraft Foods in Milan. He then managed the Cenex Convenience Store in Dorchester for many years.

Marv was a huge sports fan and officiated basketball and volleyball at all levels for over 60 years. He truly cherished all his officiating partners but had special memories officiating with Kenny Christensen, Chad Austin, and Al Braun. Marv was also highly active playing and organizing adult basketball teams and leagues in and around Abbotsford for many years. He also played on several adult softball teams that played in leagues throughout the area. Marv traveled to tournaments across the state playing in tournaments well into his 50’s. He told wonderful stories of all the special plays and games from all the sports he enjoyed playing. He loved the life-long friendships that he made during all those years of playing sports. He was always in the mood for stopping somewhere on his way home from playing or officiating for a cold one or two and was even known to have won quite a few beer drinking trophies with all his softball buddies! He also liked to keep everything in his life highly organized and tidy, from his lawn to his dining room hutch, to his car, and even his garage was neat and tidy. He was a meticulous bookkeeper and took immense pride in doing things right the first time. Marv enjoyed going up to the cottage on Sacketts Lake to relax with his family. Marv was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Colby and is a past member of the Abbotsford Jaycees.

Marv is survived by his wife of 62 years Kay; four children Jill (Steve) Weiler of Marshfield, Patrick (Nellie) Broeske of Brownsville, Robyn (Paul) Schueller of Stratford, and Allyson Broeske of Abbotsford; nine grandchildren: Jena (Ryan) Moertel, Hailey Weiler (fiancé Nick Bolen), Trent Weiler, Bennett Broeske, Alivia Broeske, Jacob Broeske, Kamryn Schueller, Braeden Schueller, Kalyn Schueller, and one great-granddaughter, Charlotte Moertel. He is further survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Lester (Marlene) Bobbe, Linda Boxrucker and Larry Bobbe; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elroy, and Emma; two brothers, Donald (Ruth) Broeske and Clyde (Carmen) Broeske; a sister, Dorothy (Armin) Gruenke; brother-in-law, Jack Boxrucker; and other family members.

A memorial service will be held for Marv at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby. Reverend James Groleau will officiate. Visitation will be at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Military Honors will be provided by the Colby VFW Post #2227. Following the service the family will be hosting a gathering to celebrate Marv’s life, tell a few stories, have a few drinks, and enjoy a nice dinner. Please join the family at Jack’s Cantina Bar & Grill, 503 E. Spruce St., Abbotsford.

The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with arrangements. Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Marv, please visit our floral store.


Obit: Maurer, Lois L. (1933 - 2024)

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

Surnames: Maurer, Miller, Niemann, Steiner, Schreiner, Reckner, Wolf, Clements, Draeger

----Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., WI) 2/26/2024

Maurer, Lois L. (3 April 1933 – 26 February 2024)

Lois L. Maurer, 90, Marshfield, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2024, at Wells Nature View in Marshfield.
Lois was born on April 3, 1933, in Marshfield to Henry Sr. and Lorraine (Miller) Niemann. She graduated from Unity High School. Lois married Edward Maurer on October 1, 1953, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Bakerville, and they recently celebrated 70 years of marriage.

Throughout her entire life, she devoted herself to volunteering, selflessly dedicating her time and energy to helping others. In 2005, she was recognized by the National Fraternal Congress of America (NFCA) with the Fraternalist of the Year award which is given to the nation’s top volunteer.

Lois also was a proud member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Catholic Financial Life, and Sacred Heart PCCW.
She is survived by her husband, Ed, children, Debra (Steven) Steiner of Stratford, Michael Maurer of Marshfield, Mark Maurer of Tomahawk, and Donna (James) Schreiner of Milladore, 13 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Betty Reckner, brother, Henry Niemann Jr., grandson, Adam Steiner, and son-in-law, Michael Wolf.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Marshfield with visitation from 9:00 a.m. until service time. Rev. Jared Clements and Deacon Ray Draeger will officiate. Burial will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery at a later date. Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Memorials can be designated to Marshfield American Legion, Marshfield Area Pet Shelter, or Neillsville Highground.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the team at Wells Nature View on 21st Street and St. Croix Hospice.
Condolences can be sent online at www.rembsfh.com.


Obit: Murphy, Susan Rae (1952 - 2024)

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

Surnames: Murphy, Schlinsog, Arthur, Winkler, Martens

----Source: Rembs Funeral Home (Marshfield, Wood Co., WI) 2/26/2024

Murphy, Susan Rae (26 January 1952 – 20 February 2024)

Susan Rae Murphy went to her eternal rest on February 20, 2024. Her family was with her and helped ease her into the arms of her Savior after a time of illness in the hospital. There will be no public service.

Susan was born on January 26, 1952, to Raymond and Nina Schlinsog. Susan grew up with 5 siblings and went to school in the Granton area. She married Jerome Murphy on January 27, 1973. Susan attended Midstate technical college to further her business career in accounting.

Susan was a homemaker and also worked outside the home at the Marshfield canning factory, at Fleet Farm and as a manager at the A&W. In later years she worked as a caregiver in different settings. One of her greatest gifts to this world was her giving, loving and caring spirit. She advocated for those who needed it and gave all she had to make life better for others.

Susan was a “Trekkie”! She loved all things Star Trek and believed that the future here on earth would be a better place. She lived by the hope that those stories brought her for a world where money would not be the deciding factor in people’s lives. We loved her for that!

Creativity was always a strength for Susan. She made wonderful, detailed and intricately designed birthday cakes for family and friends for years. She loved to bake and was an imaginative and adventurous cook! She loved to try new things and add her own style and special touch to anything she made. Particular favorites among her family members were her lasagna, her “hunting” granola bars, and her meatballs, which she made for almost every family get-together. Susan also had a talented hand with a paintbrush and created beautiful porcelain figurines.

Susan took pride in growing things. She loved her apple trees and making apple pies was, for many years, a real fall project. Family got together and made dozens of apple pies to store away for the long winter. Painting Easter eggs in the spring was a fun way to spend time with family as well. The oldest down to the youngest participated in that family tradition for years.

The Lutheran Church in Granton was Susan’s first church home. Later, after moving to Loyal, Susan attended the Lutheran church there. Her faith was important to her and her relationship with her maker and Savior brought her comfort in difficult times and support during her illness. We pray she has found peace and comfort in the arms of her God.

Susan Murphy was a woman of wisdom, intelligence, dedication to family, strength of conviction, loyalty and above all kindness. She was slow to anger, but always looked for just and equitable solutions to conflict. We loved her deeply and will miss the way she held us all together for so long, without us even knowing it!

Susan is lovingly survived by her husband of 51 years, Jerome Murphy and her sons Jonathan Murphy, (wife, Elizabeth) and Joel Murphy. Siblings: Nancy Arthur, Norman Schlinsog and Helene Winkler. Grandchildren: Erin Murphy, Hunter Murphy, Lily Murphy and Jessamae Murphy. She was predeceased by her parents, Raymond and Nina Schlinsog, and siblings Ken Martens and Alan Schlinsog.


Obit: Noah, Arthur Donald (1948 - 2024)

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

Surnames: Noah, Saule, Bombach, Egstad, Huth, Minsaas

----Source: Gesche Funeral Home (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 2/26/2024

Noah, Arthur Donald (16 July 1948 – 20 February 2024)

Arthur Noah, age 75, of Neillsville, died Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at his residence in the Ferguson Street apartments in Neillsville.

Arthur Donald Noah was born on July 16, 1948, in Willard, the son of Arthur and Annie (Saule) Noah. He was raised by his foster parents, Elmer and Joyce Bombach. Art farmed and worked various jobs locally in the Willard area.

He is survived by a sister, Sandy Egstad, sisters-in-law, Brenda Noah, Alda Noah, and Chrissy Noah along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Annie Noah, his foster parents, Elmer and Joyce Bombach, his siblings, Dorothy (Arnold) Huth, Ronald (Betty) Noah, James Noah, Mary Jane Minsaas, Richard Noah, Donald Noah and Allen Noah, a brother-in-law, Jerry Egstad, and nieces and nephews, JoAnn Huth, Roger Huth, Barbie Egstad, Joey Noah and Cheryl Noah

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.  The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Art’s family.

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Obit: Schreiber, Eileen (1940 - 2024)

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

Surnames: Schreiber, Bower, Pliszka, Sydow, Niznik

----Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., WI) 2/26/2024

Schreiber, Eileen (1940 – 25 February 2024)

Eileen Bower Schreiber, age 83, passed away in the early hours of February 25th with her loving daughter at her side.

Eileen was born in 1940 on her grandparents’ farm in Owen. She and her husband later purchased a section of this farm and made it their home. Eileen grew up surrounded by her large family including six siblings, and many aunts and uncles. She found immense joy in being part of her siblings’ and their children’s lives.

Eileen married the love of her life, August Schreiber on July 13, 1963, and they started their own family with the birth of their daughter Kathleen in 1966. As a mother she was generous, loving and kind. Eileen was thrilled to become a grandmother and ensured she spent every moment she could with her Granddaughter Morgan.

Eileen loved learning and helping others to learn and grow. She once wrote she had started school in Owen as a silent and obedient child who did what she was told to do, and that she was proud to have grown up to be a woman who was no longer silent or obedient. She graduated from Whitewater State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. After a few years of teaching in other towns she was asked to be the Business Teacher at her former high school and loved teaching there until her retirement. As a teacher her passion was keeping the business courses and technology up to date to ensure the best opportunities for her students and helping them see possibilities in themselves and the world.

Eileen was blessed with a loving family and great friends. Friday nights meant going out to eat and anyone that was in the area was included. Many summer nights were spent around a campfire with the company of family, neighbors and the “camper group” laughing and sharing great times.

August and Eileen spent 50 years living together in Owen until 2013 when they moved to their weekend home located in Ladysmith. In 2015 when August passed away Eileen spent the rest of her life near her daughter Kathy in Minnesota and later Iowa.

Eileen is survived by her daughter, Kathy (Rick) Pliszka, granddaughter, Morgan, sister, Diane (Mike) Sydow, and brothers Alan Bower, Dale Bower, Galen (April) Bower and Duane (Mary) Bower and Brother-in-Law Paul Niznik. She was preceded in death by her husband August Schreiber, mother and father, Alice and Albert Bower, sister Nancy Niznik, infant siblings Ronald and Sharon Bower, sisters by marriage Carol Bower and Kris Bower and her nephew John Bower.

A celebration of Eileen’s life will be held on Saturday, March 2nd at the First Congregational United Church of Christ located at 107 South Oak Street, Owen, WI 54460. Visitation begins at 10:00 A.M. with a service at 11:00 A.M.




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