BioM: Meyer, Barbara Marie (1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Meyer, Payne, Olson, Schaffer, Hyberger, Reeve, Toews, Markus, Tesmer, Utz, Talbott, Hintz, Mensink, Wolford, Schroeder, Johnson, Hawkins

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 24 Aug 1977

Meyer, Barbara Marie (23 Jul 1977)

A double ring ceremony at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Leroy, Minnesota, on July 23, 1977 at 3 p.m. united Barbara Marie Meyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Meyer, Colby, and Gerald Alan Payne, son of Mr. and Mrs. Verlis Payne, Chester, Iowa.

The wedding ceremony was performed by the Rev. Gary Olson and the Rev. Vernon Schaffer. Mrs. Lloyd Hyberger was the organist, Mrs. Gary Olson was the soloist and Scott Reeve was the Trumpeter.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a floor length gown of white quiana satin. Designed and sewn by the bride’s mother, the dress featured a mandarin collar, chiffon sleeves and sewn down pleats across the front of the fitted bodice. She wore a small marriage cross and diamond earrings, which was a gift from the groom. She carried a bouquet of peach Belinda roses and baby’s breath.

Jeanne Toews, friend of the bride and bridegroom, served as maid of honor. She wore a floor length peach colored knit dress with an empire waistline. The beige bodice and cuffs were embroidered in a pastel floral design. Sprigs of baby’s breath were worn in her hair. Bridesmaids were Ann Markus, sister of the bride, Joyce Tesmer and Pat Utz, friends of the bride. Their attire was identical to that worn by the maid of honor. Each carried a large white feathered mum. Mary Talbott, friend of the bride, was her personal attendant.

Bill Hintz served as best man, with Bruce Mensink, Dave Meyers, and Doug Wolford serving as groomsmen. All are friends of the bridegroom. Don and Dale Payne, brothers of the bridegroom, were ushers. Monte Payne, brother of the bridegroom, Rusty and Mathew Schroeder, nephews of the bridegroom, and Chad Johnson, nephew of the bride, were at the door of the church, in charge of programs.

A reception followed the ceremony in the church hall, which was decorated in yellow with fresh cut garden flowers. Mr. and Mrs. Grant Hawkins, friends of the couple, were the host and hostess for the reception. Following the reception, the guests were invited to the home of the new couple for a yard party, and onto a wedding dance in the evening held at Lime Springs, Chester Community Center.

After a wedding trip to Lake Michigan, the couple are making their home at LeRoy. The bride is teaching at LeRoy High School and the groom is employed at the First State Bank of LeRoy.


Bio: Malchow Family Reunion (20 Aug 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Malchow, Zenker, Marlow, Werner, Genrich, Rau, Sprague, Achten, Hunt, Barker, Lehner, Bymers, Hunt, Berry, Graffunder, Langteau, Oehler, Mueller

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 24 Aug 1977

80 persons attended the seventh annual Malchow family reunion at Dorchester Park August 20, 1977.

Festivities began with a potluck dinner at noon. Clifford Malchow, North Brook, Illinois, gave the invocation, and one moment of silence was observed for Fred Malchow, 85, who passed away during the past year. He was one of 10 children of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Malchow. Mrs. Alvina Marlow was the only one of the original family at the reunion. Mrs. Hugo Zenker, Park Falls, the only other living family member, was unable to attend because of illness.

Herbert Werner served as Master of Ceremonies. A gift from Hawaii was presented to Mr. and Mrs. Werner and Mr. and Mrs. L. Genrich for their part in making the reunions a success. Susan, Linda and Kim Rau entertained with several musical selections.

It was decided to hold a reunion again next year on the third Saturday in August at Dorchester. Games were played and prizes awarded. Picture albums were on display.

(I did not list the names of all those present, as it was a very long list)


Bio: Pope, William - Family Reunion (14 Aug 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Pope, Ellenbecker, Froland, Ballies, Wescott, Lehman, Marcus, Jicinsky, Brecke, Gehrke

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 24 Aug 1977

About 50 descendants of the late William Pope met at a family reunion at the Dorchester Park on August 14, 1977. Following a potluck dinner, a variety of games were played, qith Mrs. Kayo Pope and Mrs. Kenneth Ellenbecker in charge.

Old time picture albums were displayed. At a business meeting, Warren Pope, Wausau, was re-elected president and Mrs. Ellenbecker, secretary. It was planned to have a reunion on the second Sunday in August 1979 at the Dorchester Park. A committee named will make the plans in early spring that year.

Those attending the reunion were: Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Froland, Pennelles Park, Florida; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Pope, Waukegan; Illinois, Mrs. Mary Ballies, Pardeeville; Mr. and Mrs. Don Wescott and Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Wescott, Rio; Mrs. Florence Lehman and daughter, Oshkosh; Mrs. Eugene Pope, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Pope and Mrs. Lucile, Marcus, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Pope, Eau Claire; Mrs. Anna Brecke, Mr. and Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. William Werner and Mrs. Orlean Pope, Medford; Mrs. Jeff Jicinsky, Mosinee; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ellenbecker, Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. Kayo Pope, Shaye, Kelly and Kyler, Mr. and Mrs. Denny Pope, Clint and Crystal, and Edward Brecke, Stetsonville; and Mr. and Mrs. Grant Pope and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Gehrke and family, Dorchester.


Bio: Weber Family Reunion (20 Aug 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Weber, Morehouse, Lipka, Johnson, Freeman, Stuttgen, Perry, Peterson, Berndt, Wilke, Koenig, Jenson, Anderson, Piedel, Fagan, Kohn, Schiferl, Weise, Heindl, Boxrucker

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 24 Aug 1977

About 100 persons were present at the Weber family reunion Saturday at Dorchester Park.

The affair began with a potluck dinner at noon, and was followed by games for all ages in the afternoon, with prizes awarded in various games. Mrs. Cletus Weber was in charge of arrangements.

(I did not include the list of names presents, as the list was far too long for my typing)

Another reunion will be held in two years.


Bio: Ludwig, Terry Lee (Birth – 14 Aug 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Ludwig, Smart

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 24 Aug 1977

Word has been received here of the birth of a son, Ricky Lee, on August 14, 1977 to Mr. and Mrs. Terrance Ludwig, West Bend.

Grandparents are Mrs. Elda Ludwig and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Smart, Dorchester.

Mr. and Mrs. Smart and Russell spent the past week visiting at West Bend.


BioM: Klug, Karen (1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Klug, Boss, Pete, Schulz, Krueger, Slaughter, Panorale, Schmid

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 24 Aug 1977

Klug, Karen (6 Aug 1977)

In a ceremony performed on Saturday afternoon, August 6, 1977 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Caledonia, Minnesota, John Boss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Boss, Curtiss, claimed as his bride, Karen Klug, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Klug, Caledonia.

Priest for the mass was Rev. Joseph Pete. Ushers for the ceremony were Dennis Boss, Milwaukee, and Gary Klug, Caledonia. The bridegrooms attendants were best man, Don Schulz, Chicago; groomsmen, Russ Krueger, Chicago Jim Boss, Curtiss, and Steve Slaughter, Chicago.

Attending the bride was maid of honor Jeanne Panorale; bridesmaids, Jeanne Klug, Patsy Schmid and Muffie Klug.

The bride’s gown was of ivory chiffon, with a tiered scarf skirt ending in a chapel train with matching cape. Her headpiece was an ivory chiffon turban with chiffon rose on the side holding the veil. She carried coral roses centered with a white orchid.

Bridesmaids dresses were of apricot print with an empire spegheth strap dress with chiffon scarf tiered skirts and matching chiffon capes. They carried coral gladiolas with blue button mums and baby’s breath.

After a wedding trip to the Virgin Islands and Las Vegas the newlyweds will be making their home in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, where the bridegroom is employed by Profit By Air and the bride at Air Wisconsin.,


Obit: Erlei, Alta (1895 – 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Erlei, Schaefer, Werner, Greaser, Kronschnabl, Konecny, Patterson, Olson, Zbalren, Sharroh, Pearson, Eng

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 24 Aug 1977

Erlei, Alta (3 Dec 1895 – 17 Aug 1977)

Funeral services were held Saturday at St. Louis Catholic Church, Dorchester, for Mrs. Alta Erlei, a former resident here.

The Rev. James Schaefer officiated and burial was in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers were Edward Werner, George Greaser, Jerome Kronschnabl, Max Kronschnabl, Joe Konecny. Kraut-Maurina Funeral Home was in charge.

Mrs. Erlei died at 12:30 a.m. August 17, 1977 at Parkview Manor Nursing Home, Green Bay, where she had resided since 1971.

The former Alta Patterson was born December 4, 1895 at Nasonville. She was married to Henry Erlei on June 13, 1917 at Thorp, and lived in Dorchester from 1924 until 1971. He preceded her in death. She served as Dorchester Village Librarian for many years. She also operated a photography shop at her home.

She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church and of the Rosary Alta Society.

Survivors include: one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Olson, Green Bay; one son, Leon Erlei, Green Bay; one brother, Vernon Patterson, Grand Forks, North Dakota; four sisters, Mrs. Irene Zbalren, Longview, Washington, Mrs. Lyle (Vernie) Sharroh, Balaton, Minnesota, Mrs. James (June) Pearson, Foreston, Minnesota, and Mrs. Harold (Florence) Eng, San Diego, California. Two granddaughters also survive.


Obit: Cardinal, Janet Marian (1934 - 2023)

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

Surnames: Cardinal, Madsen, Wood, Barrett, Flatten, Welsh, Johnson

----Source: Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home (Owen, Clark Co., WI) 10/17/2023

Cardinal, Janer Marian (8 November 1934 – 17 October 2023)

Janet M. Cardinal, age 88, of Withee, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at her home.

Janet was born on November 8, 1934, the daughter of Wallace and Anna (Madsen) Wood in the Town of Hixon. She attended Willow Dale School and graduated as the Salutatorian from Withee High School in 1952. Janet was united in marriage to Gilbert Cardinal on September 20, 1958. He preceded her in death on March 15, 2016. Together they farmed in the Town of Hixon.

Janet attended the United Methodist Church in Withee and was a member of the Owen-Withee Vets Club and the Lublin Legion Auxiliary Post #547. She loved to polka dance and loved her animals and would always take in a stray.

Janet is survived by her two daughters: Cindy Cardinal and Kathy (James Barrett) Cardinal, both of Withee; three grandchildren: Timothy Day (Amy Flatten) of Gilman, Angela (Brian) Welsh of Gilman and James (Carlie) Cardinal of Ripon; five great-grandchildren: Logan, Maya, Naomi & Graham Welsh and James Cardinal; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gilbert and a brother, William Wood.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 20, 2023, at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen. Scott Johnson will officiate. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Withee. Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 a.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home.

Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com

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


Obit: Pitt, Jane Louise (1964 - 2023)

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

Surnames: Pitt, Thistle, TeKampe

----Source: Cuddie Funeral Home (Greenwood, Clark Co., WI) 10/17/2023

Pitt, Jane Louise (6 February 1964 – 15 October 2023)

Jane L. Pitt, age 59, of Greenwood, peacefully passed away at home on Sunday, October 15, 2023, surrounded by her family. There will be no services held.

Jane Louise TeKampe was born on February 6, 1964, in Marshfield, to William and Yvonne E. (Thistle) TeKampe. She graduated from Wisconsin Rapids High School in 1982. Jane was united in marriage to Paul E. Pitt.

She is survived by her husband, Paul; two stepdaughters; seven grandchildren; four sisters; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Jane was preceded in death by her parents.


Obit: Walker, Edna May “Eddie” (1927 - 2023)

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

Surnames: Walker, Bell, Fitzmaurice, Olson, Harper

----Source: Anderson Funeral Home (Augusta, Eau Claire Co., WI) 10/16/2023

Walker, Edna May “Eddie” (2 May 1927 – 14 October 2023)

Edna May Walker, “Eddie” 96, from rural Humbird, passed away peacefully in Comfort Care early Saturday morning Oct 14th, 2023, at Marshfield Medical Center Hospital in Eau Claire.

Edna, the 1st of three girls, was born May 2nd, 1927, to Sam and Alice (Bell) Fitzmaurice on the family farm in the Town of Mentor, Humbird.

“Eddie” as he was affectionately known by family and friends, attended school in Humbird where she graduated salutatorian of her class in 1944. As a young woman wanting to help the war effort, she went on to attend training at the Federal Communication Corporation in St. Paul, MN, from September to December of 1944. She then transferred to the Electronic Radio Television Institute in Minneapolis, MN, in January of 1945. From Minneapolis she was sent to Omaha, NE, where she worked as a communications operator and received further training in the communication field. She was then transferred to Wichita, KS, for a short period of time as a clerk typist and then back to St. Paul.

After leaving the St. Paul area she returned to Humbird and was hired as a girl’s governess at the Indian Mission School in Neillsville, where she worked until she married Clifford D. Walker from Humbird on September 21st, 1946. To this marriage two children were born; Arthur Clifford (Joan) Walker of Humbird and Janet Lee Olson of Barron.

Eddie was elected and served as Treasurer for the Town of Mentor for several years before working for various restaurants in the Black River Falls area, Pre and Post 1-94 construction. She loved working with people and making everyone feel at home. Edna took over Walker’s Strawberry Patch in 1989 and continued the business until it closed in 2015. Her never-give-up work ethic that she learned from her parents while growing up during the depression years of the 30s served her well throughout her life.

Eddie was also known for her cooking and baking skills. Whether it was making jelly, baking cookies, pies, bread or making fudge that she eagerly shared with family, friends and employees, she always made sure that it was special. Edna also enjoyed and was proficient at needlework like tatting, knitting and crocheting.

Eddie’s outdoor interests included fly fishing for bluegills on Fairchild Pond, steelhead fishing on the shores of Lake Michigan, catching walleyes in the wilds of Canada, snowmobiling, gardening, having at least one flower in bloom all summer long and hunting the elusive whitetail deer. She also enjoyed collecting cast iron cookware.

Edna and her family attended and served the United Church of Christ in Humbird for many years, and she was an avid supporter of the local Rod and Gun Club.

Edna is survived by and will be missed by her children; Arthur C. (Joan) Walker and Janet L. Olson; one grandson, Toebe J. (Sharlana) Olson of Barron; two great-grandchildren, Sierra M. Olson of Fairchild and Dylan J. Olson of Chippewa Falls; one great-great grandson Mason also of Fairchild; and sister Carolynn Olson of Fairchild.

Edna was preceded in death by her husband Clifford D. Walker on August 30th, 1980; both of her parents, Sam and Alice Fitzmaurice; sister Betty Harper; and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law.

A visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 20, 2023, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta, where Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Mentor Cemetery, rural Humbird.

Online condolences can be left at www.andersonfhaugusta.com 


5/102/102831 #1– Birth Notice
Bio: Mueller, Cavan Edward (Baptism – 21 Aug 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Mueller, Fink, Penzstadler, Starkweather

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 24 Aug 1977

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mueller, Colfax, had their infant son baptized Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church, Colby, with Pastor Robin Fink officiating at the 2 p.m. service.

He was baptized Cavan Edward. Sponsors were Dale Mueller, Eau Claire, Darrell Mueller, La Crosse, Sue Penzstadler, Oshkosh, and Rhonda Starkweather, Colfax.

A reunion and baptism party was held at the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Mueller, Colby Guests were from Oshkosh, Colfax, Eau Claire, La Crosse and Colby.




5/102/102814 #4 Birth Notice
Bio: Plockelman, Carrie Theresa (Baptism – 21 Aug 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Plockelman, Rushman, Westberg, Riese

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 24 Aug 1977

Mr. and Mrs. David Plockelman had their infant daughter, Carrie Theresa, baptized Sunday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Colby, with Rev. Rushman officiating at the 1 p.m. baptism.

Baptism sponsors were Mr. and Mrs. Rick Westberg, Wausau.

Supper was served at the Plockelman home. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Riese and family, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Plockelman and Steve, and Mr. and Mrs. Rick Westberg, Wausau.




5/101/127.htm #6   Birth Notice
Bio: Rachu, Ryan Scott (Baptism - 21 Aug 1977))

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Rachu, Fink, Schmitt

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 24 Aug 1977

Ryan Scott, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William Rachu, was baptized Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church, Colby at the 10:15 service, with Rev Robin Fink officiating.


Baptism sponsors were Mr. and Mrs. David Schmitt, Marshfield. 


Dinner and supper were served at the Rachu home to the following guests: Mr. and Mrs. David Schmitt and daughter, Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Schmitt, Colby, and Mrs. Evelyn Rachu, Abbotsford.




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