• Minocqua,  Woodruff

    Mary E. McMahon

    Mary McMahon, age 71, of Minocqua, WI, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 26, 2018, after a hard fought battle with cancer, surrounded by her husband and children. Mary was born June 16, 1947, in Tomahawk, WI, daughter of Roy and Mary (O’ Keefe) LaFrenier. Mary grew up in Minocqua and also enjoyed raising her family in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Mary was an interior designer, and owned and operated Island Interiors for over 35 years. She loved boating, traveling the world, wintering in Florida, holiday traditions and cherished time with family and friends. She is survived by her loving husband, Mac McMahon; four children, Pat (Shelbe) Healy of Wausau, WI;…

  • Minocqua,  Woodruff

    Eunice M. Beson

    Eunice M. Beson, age 81, of Lac du Flambeau, passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at Seasons of Life Hospice House. She was born on February 18, 1937 in Hayward. Eunice is preceded in death by her granddaughter, Angie Beson Barajas. She is survived by her children, Anthony Negani, Steve Beson, Carl Beson, Winifred Beson and Doug Beson; many, many loving grandchildren and many, many, loving great grandchildren. Visitation will begin at 5:00 PM on Friday, September 28, 2018 at the Multi-Purpose Building in Lac du Flambeau. A Funeral Service will be at 10:30 AM on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Community Presbyterian Church in Lac du Flambeau,…

  • Minocqua,  Woodruff

    William "Grizzly Bill" Misina

    William "Grizzly Bill" Misina, age 93, peacefully passed away September 19, 2018, at his home. His family was with him. Bill was born July 2, 1925 to John and Maria Misina in Chicago IL. Survivors include Marilyn, his wife of 62 years, daughters Diane (Mike) Neperud of Hubertus WI, Donna Misina (Larry Fraser) of New Brighton MN, son John (Diane) Misina of St Germain, grandsons Bryan (Megan) Neperud of Fox Point WI, Scott Neperud of Ogden Utah, Jack Misina and Joe Misina of St Germain, and great grandson Zachary Neperud. Bill was a veteran of WWII, serving in the Army Air Corp and later as a realtor in the Northwoods…

  • Minocqua,  Woodruff

    Donald W. Benjamin, Sr.

    Donald Winton Benjamin, Sr., age 86 joined his wife Dorothy in eternal life on September 17, 2018. Don was born on January 23, 1932 to Winton and Frieda Benjamin in Tomah, WI. The summer before his senior year at Tomah High School, he joined a work crew on the railroads in North Dakota, and he found the hard and physical work very rewarding. Following his high school graduation in 1950, he enlisted in the Navy. He was stationed in Newport, RI and Key West, FL as a crane operator. With a strong desire to see the world, he switched duties to be stationed in Japan and Korea, working in the…

  • Minocqua,  Woodruff

    Jack H. Washow

    Jack H. Washow passed away with his family by his side on Friday September 14, 2018 in Lac Du Flambeau, WI. Jack is survived by his wife Marilyn “Macy” and two children, Scott (Renee) Washow of Herndon, VA and Heather (Frank) Shaw of Hartland, WI; three grandchildren Beckett (8), Lucas (6) and Delaney (6); sister Jane (John) Goehler and her family; cousins and many dear friends. His parents Jack and Dorothy Washow preceded Jack in death. Jack was born in Berwyn, IL on August 29, 1947 and graduated from Northwestern University in 1969. He married Macy in September of 1973 and together they raised their family in Palatine and Crystal…

  • Minocqua,  Woodruff

    Donnie L. Allen, Sr.

    Donnie L. Allen, Sr., aka “Muskyman”, age 77, of Lac du Flambeau, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff. He was born on June 5, 1941 in Lac du Flambeau, the son of Rosswell and Elizabeth (nee Snow) Allen, Sr. Donnie was a proud Veteran of the United States Navy. He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an exceptional bowler and golfer and enjoyed throwing horseshoes. Donnie enjoyed listening to Old Country music and worked hard his entire life. He was a devoted and loving family man and will be dearly missed. Donnie was preceded in death…

  • Minocqua,  Woodruff

    Donald Smith

    Donald Smith was born 5/9/1937 and died 9/11/18 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Weston, WI, surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Spencer and Marian Smith and attended Lac du Flambeau Public School and later graduated from Lakeland Union High School. He went on to serve in the United States Army from 1959-1962. During this time, he came back and married his high school sweetheart, Josephine Louise Trapp, on May 18,1957, and they remained a strong loving marriage for 61 years. He continued to reside in the Lac du Flambeau Community after his years of service. He served as a police officer for 16 years and later was…

  • Minocqua,  Woodruff

    Richard "Giiwise Ininii" Jack

    Richard E. Jack, 64, of Lac du Flambeau passed away in Duluth, MN on Sept. 11, 2018 He was preceded in death by his father Richard, two brothers Michael and John and a sister Anne. Survived by his Mother Betty Jack, brother Christopher Jack, four sisters Wyona Jack, Valerie Jack, Sue Ann Van Natter and Yolanda St. Germaine and many other relatives and friends. Traditional Native American services will be held on Friday September 14th after 4 PM until Saturday September 15, 2018 at the Multi Purpose Building in Lac du Flambeau. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery. Bolger Funeral and Cremation Services of Minocqua and Woodruff is serving the…

  • Minocqua,  Woodruff

    John A. Werth

    John Werth, 81, of Boulder Junction, WI passed away peacefully at home on Friday, September 7, 2018. In his own words… "I’ve had a GOOD LIFE! I grew up on 40 acres just outside of Madison, WI, the area now known as Fitchburg. My German immigrant Grandpa Werth bought the property in 1927. He was a shoemaker on State Street, but bought the land to start a fox farm. My folks, Tony and Dorothy, built their home on the property and carted myself and my siblings, Barbara and Scott, to Randall School and West High School in Madison. I graduated from UW Ag School in 1959 and took over management…

  • Minocqua,  Woodruff

    William Alesauskas

    William Alesauskas, 82, of Minocqua passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander on Friday September 7, 2018 surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife Janet, a daughter Andrea (Todd) VanYe; son Adam (Anne) Alesauskas, seven grandchildren, Andrew Alesauskas, Parker VanYe, Arin Alesauskas, Mary Ella VanYe, William VanYe, Lilly Anne VanYe and Anna Rose VanYe and his dearest cousin Elaine Hilton. A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

  • Minocqua,  Woodruff

    Andy Organiscak

    Andrew "Andy O" Organiscak, 96, passed away peacefully at his home, Saturday September 8, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 13, 1921, in Chicago, son of the late Andrew and Anna (Hilla) Organiscak. On June 27, 1942, he married the love of his life, Lottie Handzel. They enjoyed 62 years together before her passing in 2005. Andy was a proud member of the sheet metal workers union. Upon moving to the Northwoods in 1964, he and Lottie owned and operated Deepwoods Lodge on the Willow Flowage. He was a member of the Seabees, VFW, Knights of Columbus, and a charter member of the Hazelhurst Lions Club.…

  • Minocqua,  Woodruff

    Larry L. Johnston

    Larry L. Johnston, 79, of Presque Isle, passed away on Tuesday September 4, 2018 at Seasons of life Hospice House in Woodruff. He is survived by his son Jeff (Jill) Johnston, a daughter Deb Rogers, two grandchildren Allissa Logan and Ryan (Sheeva) Logan; and four great grandchildren, Brayden, Brianna, Enzo and Kaleb. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

  • Minocqua,  Woodruff

    Faith I. Scheller

    Faith I. Scheller, 91, of Woodruff passed away at the Park Manor Nursing Home in Park Falls, WI on Sunday Sept. 2, 2018. She is survived by her children, David (Linda) Scheller, Kim Mattke and Karen (Tom) White; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Carl, a brother Joseph and her son in law Carl Mattke. A memorial service will be held on Sept. 8, 2018 at Peace Lutheran Church in Arbor Vitae at 11 AM. A gathering will be held at the church on Saturday before the service from 9:30 to 11 AM. Memorials may be directed to Peace Lutheran Church…

  • Minocqua,  Woodruff

    Sandra E. Thompson

    Sandra Eileen Thompson (née Stolz) went to meet her lord and savior Jesus Christ on August 29, 2018. Born in Chicago on January 22, 1937, Sandra happily spent the last years of her life in Minocqua, WI. Sandra was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Thompson, her parents, George and Alice Stolz, and her nephew, Tim Graff. She leaves her sisters Georgianne (John) Graff and Carol (Robert) Steele; as well as her niece, Michelle (Reynir) Marteinssson and their daughter, Janet. Sandra loved animals of any kind and had several cats and dogs in her life that she cherished. They gave her great comfort in her life-long challenge with mental…

  • Minocqua,  Woodruff

    Dr. Robert W. Pointer

    Robert Wayne Pointer, MD, flew away August 25, 2018. Thank you all for being a part of my life, and/or just reading about it, now. I was born on December 1, 1930, to my mother, Mildred A. (Borgstrom) Pointer, my father, Clem Joseph Pointer and my only sibling, Jack Doan Pointer, in Ladysmith, Wisconsin at 3:33AM. I grew up in Chippewa Falls, WI, during the Great Depression, but had no idea that anyone was as poor as we supposedly were; graduating from Chippewa Falls High School in 1948 just after WWII had ended. One memorable year in the US Navy Hospital Corps was spent, in part, at he Naval Hospital,…

  • Minocqua,  Woodruff

    Mary G. Jackson

    Mary G. Jackson, age 87, of Minocqua and formerly of Chicago, passed away on August 25, 2018 at Avanti Health and Rehabilitation. She was born on March 18, 1931 in Pittsburgh, PA, the daughter of William and Marie (nee Wittmann) Jackson. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; brother, William and nephew, Joseph Aufrere. She is survived by her sister, Roseann Hogan; sister in law, Marguerite Jackson and many nieces, nephews and godchildren. Mary is further survived by other relatives and friends. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 14, 2018 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lac du Flambeau, followed by interment at…

  • Minocqua,  Woodruff

    Michael J. DeNoyer

    Michael Joseph DeNoyer Born Sept.1,1948 Died August 24,2018. Beloved brothers, Daniel and James. Sisters, Charmaine, Joyce, and Marianne. We ask his many friends and relatives to pray for Michael’s soul and for eternal life in Heaven!

  • Minocqua,  Woodruff

    Ferdinand R. Gehrke Jr.

    Ferdinand R. Gehrke Jr., age 91, of Woodruff, passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Howard Young Medical Center. He was born on August 19, 1927, the son of Ferdinand and Myra (nee Olson) Gehrke Sr. Ferd was a member of the VFW Post 7898 – Woodruff and a member of the Woodruff Fire Department for 56 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Ferd is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Verna Goode; brother, Warren; brother-in-law, William Goode Sr. and nephew, William Goode Jr. He is survived by his brother, Lyle (Marilyn) Gehrke of Woodruff; niece, Kathryn Ryden of Hazelhurst and nephews, Lyle Richard Gehrke of Manitowish Waters…