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George Petts Jr.

George Petts Jr., a long-time resident of Eagle River and Crandon, died Nov. 10, 2013, in Rochester, Minn.  He was 76.

Mr. Petts was born Jan. 6, 1937, in Eagle River to  George Sr. and Christine (née Thomas) Petts.

He was a member of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians and served in the U.S. Army.

He retired from the

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 12:00 PM
Steven A. Pulec

Steven A. Pulec, age 57, of St. Germain, passed away on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at his home surrounded by family.

He was born Aug. 3, 1956, in Evergreen Park, Ill.

Steven was a well-known St. Germain community leader, the owner of Twilight Bar and Grill, and an avid Bears fan.

He is survived by his adoring wife, Sheila;

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 11:59 AM
Clarence A. White

Clarence A. White of Evansville, Ind., passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. He was just several months away from 102.

Born in Robinson, Ill., on June 9, 1912, Clarence was a schoolteacher in a one-room schoolhouse, teaching grades 1-8.

After eight years teaching he changed careers,  becoming a meteorologist with the U.S. Weather Bureau.

In 1944, during World War II,

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 11:58 AM
Irene Annette Collien

Irene Annette (née Zehren) Collien, formerly of Mayville, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Hope Health and Rehabilitation in Lomira. She was 104.

Mrs. Collien was born Sept, 13, 1909, in Lomira, the daughter of Andrew and Mary (née Troll) Zehren.

She was united in marriage to Arthur Collien Nov. 20, 1930, in Beaver Dam.

She was employed by Charles Ruedebusch Co. in

Tuesday, November 05, 2013 11:51 AM
Bill Demlow
Bill Demlow

Bill Demlow, a 25-year resident of Conover and formerly of Waterloo and Watertown, died Friday, Nov. 1. He was 57.

Mr. Demlow was born  Feb. 6, 1956, to Armin and Lenore Demlow.  He married his wife, Shirley, May 2, 1981, in Beaver Dam.

He was employed at Chanticleer Inn as a bar manager for more than 20 years.  He owned and operated Monheim Guide Service for many years where he was known as “the Panfish Professor.”

His interests included many types of hunting and fishing,

Tuesday, November 05, 2013 11:50 AM
Frederick Earl Frederickson

Frederick Earl Frederickson of Phelps died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at his home. He was 81.

Mr. Frederickson was born Nov. 5, 1931, in Leeman, the son of Frederick and Amanda (née Fisher) Frederickson.

He served in the U.S. Army 96th Gun Battalion, sta­tioned in Alaska.

He was employed as a laundry machine operator at the Coolwater

Tuesday, November 05, 2013 11:49 AM
Marvin A. Kraut
Marvin A. Kraut

Marvin A. Kraut of Conover, formerly of Clintonville, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at Kindred Hearts in New London. He was 89.

Mr. Kraut was born Sept. 28, 1924, on the family farm in Larrabee to Robert and Ella (Reinke) Kraut.

He was united in marriage March 10, 1945, to Ella M. Schultz at Immanuel Lutheran Church parsonage in Caroline.  They were lifelong dairy farmers in Larrabee.

After retiring in 1979, the couple settled in Conover.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013 11:48 AM
John Lakso

John Lakso, a 20-year resident of Phelps and formerly of Amasa, Mich., died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at his home. He was 78.

Mr. Lakso was born Oct. 27, 1935, in Iron River, Mich., to Uno and Edna Lakso.

He worked as a logger for many years, and was a spray painter at a factory in Minneapolis,

Tuesday, November 05, 2013 11:48 AM
Marvin Larson

MADISON/EAGLE RIVER — Marvin Lar­son, age 91, lifelong resident of Madison and Eagle River, passed away on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Agrace HospiceCare.

Funeral services for Marvin were held at Gunderson East Funeral Home, Madison, Nov. 2, 2013.

Online condolences may be made at

Tuesday, November 05, 2013 11:45 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, November 05, 2013 11:47 AM )
Catherine ‘Kathy’ Verdi

Catherine “Kathy” Verdi, a life-long area resident, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander. She was 78.

Mrs. Verdi was born April 18, 1935, in Phelps to Joseph and Josephine Pete.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred; two sons,

Tuesday, November 05, 2013 11:45 AM

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