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Margaret Olson

Margaret Ann Olson

Age 83. We are sad to share the passing of Margaret Ann Olson. She was born in Oslo, MN, the eldest child of Frieda and Oscar Nordling. Margaret graduated from Oslo High School, followed by obtaining degrees from Grand Forks Deaconess Hospital and the College of St. Francis. After obtaining her first nursing degree, Margaret moved to Chicago where she met the love of her life, Alfred Olson. Together they had four children. Margaret and Al lived in several states, following Al’s reaching career, before settling in Menomonie, WI. Margaret loved the nursing profession and the friends she made while working as a nursing supervisor.

Margaret had a spirit of adventure. She and Al loved to travel, both internationally and in the United States. Together they instilled in their children an appreciation of nature through camping and spending time at the family cottage. Margaret loved her family above all else and was the living example of selflessness. She was the rock of our family and we will miss her dearly.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Frieda; husband Alfred; beloved grandson Joshua; and brothers LeVern and Curtis Nordling.

She is survived by her children Mark, Patricia (Tom), Carolyn, and Gretchen; grandchildren Shelby and Sierra Olson, Claire, Grace, and Elise Rossez, Jared (Liz) Creaser, Ashley (Ben) Desotell, Taylor and Forrest Radley, and Dustin Apelgren; great-grandchildren Ashton, Aubry, Jena, and Joshua Creaser and step-great-grandchildren Zamien and Cambri; siblings Lee (Sheila) Nordling, Sandra (Gordon) Henrickson, Robert (Alice) Nordling. Arlys (Ronald) Korynta, Fred Nordling, Donald (Kim) Nordling, and Marianne (Dale) Rivard; and many nieces and nephews.

Due to the COVID restrictions, a private ceremony will be held at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie, WI followed by interment in Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner, WI. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.

To share a memory, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfuneral.com

Annetta Pettis

Annetta Elizabeth (Stark) Pettis, 81, of Augusta, WI passed away June 20, 2020 in Aurora, CO after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Ann was born April 15, 1939 in Cherry Valley, AR to Ottie and Alda (Clampit) Stark. Ann married Darrel Pettis in his home at Augusta on January 31, 1992. They drove semi together for many years before retiring to care for a granddaughter.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Doyle, Carlos, Daryl and sisters Rowena, Margaret, and Phyllis, a daughter Andra Garretti and a brother in law John Parish, and sister in law Eileen Stark.

She is survived by her husband Darrel, daughters Mondra McDonald of Aurora, CO, and Teresa Pyatte of Banner Elk, N.C., and a very special granddaughter Amanda Pettis of Augusta along with 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and many friends and relatives.

Due to COVID-19 there will be no services or celebrations.

Kramer Family Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Denver, CO, is handling arrangements.

Adolph Huebscher Jr.

Adolph Huebscher Jr., 93, of Eau Claire, formerly of Phillips, Wis., and Sun City Center, Fla., passed away June 28, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

He was born Aug. 7, 1926, in Chicago to Adolph and Theresa Huebscher. He married Dolores Warke on April 3, 1948, in Chicago.

As a young adult he moved to Williams Bay, where he worked for his father at Carlson Dairy. He later worked at Hawthorn Melody as a field man and later as a plant manager in Whitewater. He then worked in the dairy division of Sta-Rite Industries in Delavan for many years selling, installing and servicing milk pipeline systems and other dairy equipment. He also later worked for Universal milking equipment and finally for Top Line Corp. in Janesville. Adolph also served many years as a member of the Williams Bay Fire Department, including time as assistant fire chief.

Adolph and Dolores retired to a summer home on Soo Lake near Phillips and spent the winters in Riverview, Fla. Dolores died in 2000, and Adolph continued to spend the next two decades as a snowbird between Phillips and the Tampa area. He enjoyed golf, tinkering with building and repair jobs large and small, and spending time with family and friends on Soo Lake and in Florida.

Adolph is survived by four sons: John (Marirose) of Madison, Keith (Debbie) of Delavan; Don (Sandy) of Eau Claire and Charles (Grace) of Chevy Chase, Md. He also is survived by six grandchildren: Jennifer Huebscher (Matt Peterson), Stephen Huebscher, Ryan (Heidi) Huebscher, Brenda Huebscher, Brian Huebscher and Erin Huebscher; and three great-grandchildren: Eleanor Peterson, Madeleine Peterson and Bronson Huebscher.

Private services will be held at a later date. Toynton Funeral Home, Walworth, is serving the family.

Dorothy Bartz

Dorothy Cecelia Bartz, 77 of Altoona, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 30th after a long battle with cancer. Dorothy was a wonderful mother, grandmother, friend and most recently, great-grandmother to many. She was known for her good sense of humor and loyalty to those she loved, but her unapologetic candor will be missed the most. She had a big personality that was always focused on family and those around her, starting with her near 37 years of marriage to her husband, Fred.

Gram was always available and ready to lend an ear to those looking for a good talk, to be set straight, or needing a good laugh. Late night talks were a regular occurrence as well as the spontaneous trip to the casino or a good thrift sale. She loved to bake and always had fresh scones, fudge, or pizza rolls ready to enjoy.

Dorothy was born in 1943 to Cletus and Elizabeth Schaefer in Dunlap, IA. There, she was born and raised living on a farm with her 3 brothers and 5 sisters. She attended a one room schoolhouse during her formative years. After graduating in 1961, she lived in Omaha, NE and Rock Falls, WI. She had two children, Susan and Eric, from her first marriage prior to settling in Carroll, IA where she started her nursing career. There she met her future husband, Fred, and they added another child, Allison, to the family.

Dorothy focused on others throughout her career which began as a devoted nurse at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Carroll, IA for 15 years. In 1997, she moved with her family to Fredericksburg and began working with the American Red Cross. She was passionate about helping those locally donate blood for the greater good for many years. She went above and beyond, having traveled to Chicago to help during 9/11. Upon moving back to the Eau Claire, WI area in 2004, she continued to care for others at Wissota Health until she retired in 2010.

Gram memorably touched the lives of so many but will live on in the hearts of those close to her forever. She is survived by her husband, Fred; children, Susan Merk, Eric (Patty) Bartz and Allison (Chris) Kleiber; grandchildren, Zach (Jen) Merk, Jessica (Justin) Kramer, Rachel (Ryan) Schaden, Allison Bartz, Matthew Bartz, Elias Kleiber; great-grandchildren, Grace, Norah, Aurora, Lucy, Hannelore, Hazel, Juniper, Mia; siblings, Jerry Schaefer, Betty Thompson, (Raymond Krajicek), Delores (Ronny) Hartwig, nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Cletus and Elizabeth Schaefer and siblings Roland, Melvin, Vincent “Butch”, Shirley, Sharon, and Ruth.

Due to COVID-19, a private memorial service and burial will take place later this summer. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to The American Red Cross, or the charity of your choice.

Cremation Society of Wisconsin, Altoona is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at www.cremationsociety-wi.com.

Death Notices 06/30/2020

BOLEY, John A., 89, of Altoona died Sunday at Oak Gardens Place Assisted Living in Altoona.

Private family mass will be at a later date at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Altoona.

Private committal service with military honors will be at Calvary Cemetery, Eau Claire.

Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Eau Claire, is handling arrangements.

CRAEMER, Charles P., of Eau Claire died Saturday at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

Arrangements are pending at Cremation Society of Wisconsin, Altoona.

ELLIOTT, Stephen R., 76, died Thursday.

Celebration of life will be Thursday, July 23, at Hickory Hills Golf Course, Eau Claire.

MULLER, Judith E., 79, of Menomonie died Saturday at home.

Arrangements are pending at Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Menomonie.

PELOQUIN-BRIGGS, Carole J., 77, of Boyd died Saturday at home.

Celebration of life will be at a later date at Maple Hill Tavern, Stanley.

Plombon Funeral Home, Stanley, is handling arrangements.

RALEIGH, Rita, 88, of Eau Claire died Sunday at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Arrangements are pending at Cremation Society of Wisconsin, Altoona.

THOMPSON, Beulah, 92, of Spring Valley died Saturday at Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar in Menomonie.

Private graveside service will be Thursday at Zumbrota (Minn.) Cemetery.

Memorial service will be at a later date.

Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley, is handling arrangements.

TRAXLER, Mary L., 92, of Baldwin died Monday at Western Wisconsin Health in Baldwin.

Arrangements are pending at Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Menomonie.

4 injured in 3 Pierce County motorcycle crashes

ELLSWORTH — The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office is investigating three recent motorcycle accidents that resulted in undetermined injuries.

According to news releases from the Sheriff’s Office:

• At 3:21 p.m. Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office was notified of a motorcycle crash on Highway 35 near 1180th Street in the town of Oak Grove.

It was determined that Patricia Benner, 68, of Minneapolis, was operating a Ridley Auto-Glide motorcycle northbound on Highway 35. She lost control and entered the north ditch, laying the motorcycle down.

Benner was transported from the scene by River Falls Area Ambulance to Regina Hospital in Hastings, Minn., with undetermined injuries.

• At 3:20 a.m. Friday, the Sheriff’s Office was notified of a motorcycle crash with injury on Highway 63 near 825th Street in the town of Trenton.

It was determined that Samuel Brady 28, of Red Wing, Minn., was operating a 1980 Suzuki motorcycle northbound on Highway 63 in a construction zone. Brady struck some construction barrels on the east shoulder of the roadway. Brady lost control and left the roadway and was ejected from his motorcycle.

Brady was transported by Red Wing (Minn.) Ambulance Service to Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing with undetermined injuries.

Assisting the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office at the scene were Ellsworth Fire Department and Red Wing fire and police departments.

The accident is still under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.

• At about 6:45 p.m. June 20, The Sheriff’s Office was notified of a motorcycle accident with injury on Highway 35 north of 1120th Street in the town of Oak Grove.

It was determined that Troy Raverty, 58, of Lakeville, Minn., was operating a 2017 Indian motorcycle northbound on Highway 35 near 1220th Street. Raverty failed to negotiate a corner and lost control, causing him to enter into the east ditch. Raverty and his passenger, Phoenixx Herz, 37, also of Lakeville, were both ejected from the motorcycle.

Raverty was transported from the scene by Life Link III Helicopter to Regions Hospital in St. Paul with undetermined injuries. Herz was transported from the scene by River Falls Area Ambulance to Regions Hospital with undetermined injuries.

Assisting the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office at the scene were Prescott police and fire departments.

The accident is still under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.