Bio: Adam, Carl C. (1875 – 19??)


Transcriber:  Dolores


Surnames: Adam, Brisbois


---Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.


Adam, Carl C. (26 July 1875 – 19??)


CARL C. ADAM,* city clerk of Wausau, Wis., well known both in business and political circles, was born in this city July 26, 1875, and is a son of John and Augusta Adam. The father of Mr. Adam, our subject, died in 1881, and the mother in the year 1898. They were old settlers and representative people here.  


Carl C. Adam attended school at Wausau and after completing the high school course, engaged as a clerk with a local clothing house. He continued thus employed for four years and then embarked in the insurance business. Still later he went into the general commission business and remained interested in that line until he was appointed city clerk by the city council. He is active in good citizenship and in the spring of 1912 he was made city clerk.


On September 21, 1912, Mr. Adam was married to Miss Eulalia Brisbois, daughter of Joseph Brisbois, a leading citizen of Wausau. He is fraternally identified with the order of Eagles.


Bio: Nemitz, Carl Ryan (Choking - 1985)

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

Surnames: Nemitz, Hayes

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 10/31/1985

Nemitz, Carl Ryan (Choking - 1985)

Carl Ryan Nemitz celebrated his fourth birthday on October 10, possibly thanks to the emergency medical training of a Clark County Department officer.

Three days earlier Carl, and his father, Carl Nemitz, Sr., Rt. 2 Neillsville, had been getting gas at the Neillsville Holiday Store. Carl was sucking on Lifesaver candies when he apparently swallowed one whole. It became lodged in his throat and caused him to begin choking. Efforts by his father to dislodge the object failed and the youth began to turn blue from the lack of oxygen in a few minutes.

Also present at the station was Traffic Officer James Hayes of rural Neillsville, who had just gassed up his squad car and was waiting for the ticket. Like many other county officers, Hayes has been trained as an EMT. Nemitz senior made him aware of his emergency.

“I knew it was serious when I saw the kid had stopped breathing,” remarked the officer. He took Carl over his chest and performed the Heimlich maneuver, popping the candy out and restoring the child’s respiration. Carl recovered within a short while.

“His father and I are very appreciative of what the officer has done and thankful that he was there at the right time,” said Barb Nemitz, Carl’s mother. She noted that Carl is now very careful as to how he chews his candy.


Bio: Chaltry, Denise (OEA - State VP - 1985)

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

Surnames: Chaltry

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 10/31/1985

Chaltry, Denise (OEA-State VP - 1985)

Denise Chaltry, daughter of Len and Arleen Chaltry, of Neillsville, the state vice president of the Office Education Association (OEA), a student organization dedicated to professional development, represented Wisconsin at the OEA Northeastern Regional Professional Development Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, October 19-20. The two-day conference focused on communication skills, leadership development, project planning and meeting skills. Chaltry is a data processing student at District One Technical Institute in Eau Claire.


Church: Globe - Immanuel Lutheran Church (Reede - New Pastor - 1985)

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Surnames: Reede

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 11/7/1985

Immanuel Lutheran Church (Reede-New Pastor - 1985)

The ministry is a family tradition for the Reverend Paul Reede. This past Sunday he was formally installed as the pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church at Globe (rural Neillsville). Installing him was his father, Roy Reede, a retired reverend and former institutional chaplain at Madison. Joining Reede in Neillsville are the members of his family; his wife Meribeth, and two daughters, Amy, age 5, and Kayla, age 16 months. Reede, 35, received his education at Northwestern College in Watertown and the Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary at Mequon. For the past nine and a half years he had been assigned to a congregation in Seward, Nebraska. A native of the Wausau area, he describes his recent move as a “homecoming".


Church:  Granton - Zion Lutheran Church (Biermann - New Pastor - 1985)

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Surnames: Biermann

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 10/17/1985

Zion Lutheran Church, Granton (Bierman-New Pastor - 1985)

Rev. Herbert L. Biermann has accepted the pastorship at Zion Lutheran Church, Granton, and Christ Lutheran Church, Chili.

Pastor and Mrs. Biermann, the parents of three sons, have most recently been serving at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Marengo, Iowa. An Installation service is planned for 1:30 p.m., October 17, at Christ Lutheran Church. Preceding the service, a potluck dinner, at 11:45, will be served for congregation and pastors. At 3:00 p.m., a service will be conducted at Zion Lutheran Church; followed by a light lunch and kitchen shower for the Biermann’s. Zion members are asked to bring sandwiches for their family, jello or bars, and non-perishable items for the shower.


News: Neillsville – Citizens Receive Citizenship (1985)

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

Surnames: Voll, Halushka, Kumar, Camaya

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 11/14/1985

Neillsville – Citizens Receive Citizenship (1985)

Four Neillsville residents were among a group of twenty-seven who became American citizens on November 13, 1985. The ceremony was held at the courthouse in Wisconsin Rapids.

New citizens of the United States from Neillsville are Kathryn Soo Jin Voll, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Mark Voll, 210 Clay Street; Gisela Helma Halushka, 1212 Hewett Street; Vangala Brijesh Kumar, 112 Park Street; and Cecilia Songco Camaya, Rt. 1, Neillsville.


News: Neillsville – Red Cross Volunteers (Recognized - 1985)

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

Surnames: Grady, Cernik, Elmhorst, Mueller, Eisentraut, Kalsow, Wasserberger, Jenkins, Johnson, Gallagher, Hemp, Danielson, Junchen, Bletsoe, Gutenberger, Steinhilber, Syth, Olson, Hoffman, Beyer, Champoux, Botnen, Ampe, Larson, Spangler, Volkert

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 11/7/1985

Neillsville – Red Cross Volunteers (/recognized - 1985)

Three new Red Cross Volunteers were capped, and 23 veteran volunteers were recognized for their years of service to the local nursing home this past week.

A capping and awards program was held in the recreation room of the Neillsville Memorial Home on Wednesday, October 30. Glen Grady, hospital and home administrator, was the main speaker.

The new volunteers were Velva Cernik, Rosajo Elmhorst and Paula Mueller. Bonnie Eisentraut was capped earlier this year.

Lucille Kalsow and Pearl Wasserberger led the list of awardees. Each had donated 21 years of service to the Red Cross. Other longtime workers who were honored were: Trink Jenkins, 16 years; Ellen Johnson, 15 years; Mabel Gallagher, 13 years; Ella Hemp, 12 years; Ottillie Danielson, 11 years; Elmira Junchen, 10 years; Ann Bletsoe, Lillian Kalsow, Martha Gutenberger, and Lucy Steinhilber, eight years; Ruby Syth, seven years; Agnes Olson and Nelda Hoffman, six years; Helen Beyer and Dara Champoux, four years; Della Botnen, Imogene Ampe, Ella Hoffman, Fran Larson, and Bessie Spangler, three years; and Dora Hoffman, two years.

Group singing was a part of the program. Fran Larson sang solo on “One Day at a Time.” Mrs. Volkert played “The Grand Old Flag” on the piano and accompanied the singing.


Obit: Borths, Doris B. (1953 - 2024)

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Surnames: Borths, Apfelbeck, Endries, Wierzba, Mattson, Wester, Miskowiak, Johnson

----Source: Rembs Funeral Home (Marshfield, Wood Co., WI) 4/3/2024

Borths, Doris B. (22 April 1953 – 30 March 2024)

Doris B. Borths, aged 70, of Marshfield, peacefully passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at House of the Dove, with her devoted husband at her side.

Doris was born on April 22, 1953, in Marshfield, to Marvin and Alberta (Apfelbeck) Endries. Doris married Charles Borths on June 30, 1979, at St. Mary’s Church in Charlevoix, MI.

Growing up on the family farm in Spencer, Doris cherished the farm, enjoying the company of animals. In her later years, she had passion for cultivating cucumbers and tomatoes blossomed, along with her natural flair for baking and cooking brought joy to her beloved family.

She is survived by her husband Charles, her daughters Barb (Chris) Wierzba, Jennifer (Michael) Mattson and Susie (Jorel) Wester.

She is further survived by her grandchildren: Alicia Rucker, Paige and Hannah Wester, Dustin Wierzba, Arianna, Makayla and Janae Mattson. Her beloved aunt, Margaret Apfelbeck.

Also surviving are her siblings and in-laws Herb (Peg) Endries, Lenore (Russell) Miskowiak, Jerry (Jane) Endries, David Endries, Carol (Karl) Johnson, and numerous nieces and nephews as well as other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her grandparents John and Elizabeth Endries and Albert and Anna Apfelbeck.

In accordance with Doris' wishes, there will be no services, as she has chosen cremation as her final tribute.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to all the staff at Compassus House of the Dove in Marshfield. A special thank you also goes out to Doris’ aunt, Margaret Apfelbeck, for all her support and prayers throughout this difficult time.


Obit: Castillo, Regino Rodriguez (1948 - 2024)

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

Surnames: Castillo, Rodriguez, Lomas, Oudenhoven

----Source: Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home (Colby, Clark Co., WI) 4/3/2024

Castillo, Regino Rodriguez (7 May 1948 – 2 April 2024)

Regino Rodriguez Castillo, 75, of Colby, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at Colonial Health and Rehabilitation in Colby under the tender care of St. Croix Hospice.

Regino was born on May 7, 1948, son of Ricardo Rodriguez and Felipa Castillo in San Juan de Guadalupe, Mexico. The man who was always there when we needed him, a loving father, always showing a smile, always cheerful, we will love him. Forever because he was a warrior until the end, we are going to miss him. But we are sure that he is with God.

Regino is survived by his partner, Melva Lomas; four children: Ricardo, Selina, Miguel and Janeth; two grandsons: Joseph and Aaron; a sister, Mercedes; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Juan and Zocorro.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Abbotsford. Father Timothy Oudenhoven will officiate at the mass. Family and friends are welcome from 11:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the church.

A live stream will be available for those who cannot attend on the Maurina Schilling Funeral Home Facebook page or after the service at any time on Facebook or the website. Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Colby is in charge of arrangements.

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


Obit: Smith, Cynthia Sue (1952 - 2024)

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

Surnames: Smith, Hoffman, Behringer, Curtis, Dillinger

----Source: Life Tributes Funeral Home (Spencer, Clark Co., WI) 4/2/2024

Smith, Cynthia Sue (23 October 1952 – 28 March 2024)

Cynthia Sue Smith, age 71, of Unity, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 28, 2024, at her residence.

Cynthia was born on October 23, 1952, in Marshfield, daughter of Harvey and Inez (Hoffman) Behringer. She was a graduate of Stratford High School. On November 23, 1973, she was united in marriage to Arthur Smith at United Church of Christ in Stratford. She was employed at Figi’s in Marshfield then at Land O’ Lakes in Spencer and her most recent employment was as a secretary at Northcentral Technical College in Spencer.

She enjoyed many hobbies including: crocheting, collecting apples, and working in her garden and flower beds. She liked to try her luck gambling at the casino, bowling but especially enjoyed going to the movies and enjoying the buttery popcorn.

Those who will cherish her memory include her husband, Arthur; her daughter, Corrina (Cory) Curtis; her son, Andrew (Michelle) Smith; her brothers, Mike Behringer and Mark (Jackie) Behringer; her nieces and nephews and her grand dogs, Bullseye, Beans and Roxie.

Cynthia was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Inez Behringer and her sister and brother-in-law, Sandy (David) Dillinger.

A Celebration of Life to honor Cynthia will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2024, from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. at Unity Memorial Hall in Unity.

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


Obit: Wuerker, Sherri L. (1962 - 2024)

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

Surnames: Wuerker, Meyer, Zeitz, Schmitz

----Source: Cuddie Funeral Home (Greenwood, Clark Co., WI) 4/2/2024

Wuerker, Sherri Lynn (8 October 1962 – 31 March 2024)

Sherri L. Wuerker, age 61, of Loyal, formerly of Racine, passed away at home on Sunday, March 31, 2024. No services will be held.

Sherri Lynn Zeitz was born on October 8, 1962, in Racine, to Elroy and Shirley A. (Meyer) Zeitz. She was raised and received her education in Racine. On November 29, 1981, Sherri was united in marriage to John Wuerker at St. John's Lutheran Church in Racine. They later divorced. Sherri worked various jobs throughout the years, but mainly was a homemaker and stay-at-home mom raising her two daughters.

She had many interests, but especially loved spending time with her family and grandsons, and home decorating.

Sherri is survived by one daughter, Amanda Wuerker, of Mt. Pleasant; six grandsons: Isaac, Anthony, Jordan, Joseph, Jaydon and Brady; three brothers: Alan (Lori) Zeitz, Sr. of Caledonia, Elroy (Annette) Zeitz of Racine, Shane (Jennifer) Schmitz of Longwood FL; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Angela Wuerker on August 10, 2020; and her step-father, Ronald Schmitz





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