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Elaine M. Clure

Elaine M. Clure of Eagle River died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Rennes Health Care Center in Rhinelander. She was 89.

Mrs. Clure was born March 27, 1924, the daughter of Charles and Matilda Ritenour. She married Duane Clure Dec. 29, 1956.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, Larry; and two sisters, Rosely Brown and Lorraine True.

Her interests included caring for her

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 3:46 PM
Elaine Franzen

Elaine Franzen of Eagle River died Sept. 10, 2013, at  Ministry St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander. She was 75.

Mrs. Franzen was born  Aug. 19, 1938, in Rockford, Ill., the daughter of Arvid and Inez (née Gustafson) Nelson.

She is survived by her daughter, Amy, of Eagle River.

Funeral services were held Sept. 16 at Olson Funeral Home

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 3:45 PM
Mark A. Fritz

Mark A. Fritz of Eagle River died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at his home. He was 57.

Mr. Fritz is survived by his wife, Bonnie.

Arrangements are pending with Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River. A complete obituary will appear in next week’s paper.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 3:45 PM
Audrey Romel

Audrey Romel of Sugar Camp and formerly of Racine died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. She was 72.

Mrs. Romel was born  March 2, 1941, in Milwaukee,  the daughter of Woodrow and Ruth Craig.

Her interests included watching birds, antiqu­ing, books and her pets.

She was preceded in death

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 3:44 PM
Rosalie O’Neill

Rosalie O’Neill, age 89, a resident of St. Germain, Wis., for 31 years and formerly of Davenport, Iowa, passed away on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Avanti Healthcare & Rehab in Minocqua, Wis.

She was born on Aug. 5, 1924, in Ishpeming, Mich., to Leo and Lillian Hart.

She grew up in Milwaukee, Wis., and graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1942.

She worked at Hart Tool and Die in Milwaukee, and supported the war effort

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 3:44 PM
Robert Raymond Ratke

Robert Raymond Ratke of Eagle River died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Avanti Health and Rehabilitation in Minocqua. He was 73.

Mr. Ratke was born May 11, 1940, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Robert and Naamah (née Kopp).

Survivors include one daughter, Renée (Carl) Skoll; one son, Raymond; two sisters, Rennie (Greg) Bauer, and Ruth; two brothers, Ron and Ray (Amy); and four grandchildren.

Upon his wishes, cremation took place and private

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 3:43 PM
Dennis ‘Denny’ L. Sheeran

Dennis “Denny” L. Sheeran of St. Germain died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King. He was 84.

Mr. Sheeran was born Dec. 8, 1928, in Milwaukee, the son of Lloyd and Marie (née Juliger) Sheeran.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

He married Jeanette “Jan” (née Johnson)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 3:43 PM
John Albert Caskey

John Albert Caskey, born June 21, 1915, to Sylvester George Cas­key and Agnes Lindstrom Cas­key in Phelps, Wis.

John graduated from Phelps High School. He worked in CMC sawmill.

John joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) where he learned the skills of carpenter, electrician and plumber. He did his apprenticeship through businesses in Rhine­lander, and later became a contractor.

He married Marie Fayme Kosky Dec. 21, 1934.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 3:12 PM
Elaine M. Clure

Elaine M. Clure of Eagle River died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Rennes Health Care Center in Rhinelander. She was 89.

Survivors include two sons, Barry and Mark; and one daughter, Loretta Coulter.

A funeral service will be held Monday, Sept. 16, at 4 p.m. at Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held Monday from 2-4 p.m.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 3:11 PM
Phyllis Hanke

Phyllis Hanke went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at the age of 85, in Eagle River, Wis.

She was born to Harry and Emily Christensen in Berkeley, Calif., and grew up in Wisconsin.

She graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in Stevens Point and attended the University of Wisconsin in Stevens Point, where she met her future husband and lifetime partner, Chuck. They were married in 1951, and moved to Eagle River in 1954.

Her beloved husband of 57 years preceded

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 3:10 PM

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