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Mark A. Fritz

Mark A. Fritz of Eagle River died Sept. 16, 2013. He was 57.

Mr. Fritz was born Sept. 21, 1955.

He owned Fritz’s Transportation and Fritz’s Gunsmithing, both located in Eagle River.

Beloved husband to Bonnie, brother to Maria and

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 5:23 PM
Janice A. Miller

Janice A. Miller, a resident of Three Lakes and formerly of New London, died Saturday Sept. 21, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. She was 83.

Mrs. Miller was born Sept. 2, 1930,  in the township of Deer Creek in Outagamie County to Leonard and Leona (Paul) Knapp.

She grew up in the Bear Creek and Clintonville area,  and graduated from Clintonville High School in 1948.

She married Roger W. Miller April 7, 1951, at St. Martins

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 5:22 PM
Sandra A. Mitchell Schinke

Sandra A. Mitchell Schinke, age 56, of Sayner, Wis., died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Say­ner.

Memorial services are at noon Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. The Rev. John Swing will officiate. The family will greet relatives and friends at Ritchay Funeral Home on Friday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services.

Sandra was born Feb. 5, 1957, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.,

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 5:21 PM
Jeanne M. Shepard

Jeanne M. Shepard of St. Germain died Sept. 17, 2013, at Seasons of Life Hospice House in Woodruff. She was 46.

Mrs. Shepard was born Oct. 7, 1966, in Joliet, Ill., the daughter of Fred and Mary (née Yedinak) Shepard.

She graduated from Plainfield High School and became a paramedic for the Plainfield Fire Department.

She moved to Gold Canyon, Ariz., where she attended Phoenix University, and worked as an emergency medical services specialist and educator for the Mesa Fire Department for nine years.

Mrs. Shepard moved to St. Germain in 2009,

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 5:20 PM
Wayne M. Yankala

Wayne M. Yankala of Brookfield and Three Lakes, Wis, age 58. Wayne passed away peacefully on Sept. 21, 2013, surrounded by his family, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Beloved husband of Elizabeth for 30 years. Loving dad of Nicholas, Katrina and Jessica. Cherished son of Delores and the late George Yankala. Brother of the late Karen and Donna.

Further survived and loved by nieces and nephews, other relatives, friends, and his special dogs, Duke and Buddy.

Wayne was a senior partner at the law offices of Mingo & Yankala

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 5:20 PM
Arthur ‘Gerry’ Carlson

Arthur “Gerry” Carlson died in his home in Haines City, Fla., at the age of 76, surrounded by his wife, Alice, daughter, Jennifer and son, Chris.

Gerry was born in Elgin, Ill., where as a child he was an active Eagle Scout and awarded the prestigious “Order of the Arrow” award.

While at the University of Illinois he was a senior manager of the university’s football team, member of Phi Gamma Delta and president of the Athletic Council.

In 1960, he married his high school sweetheart and

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 3:48 PM
Byford ‘By’ Cavitt

Byford “By” Cavitt, a nine-year resident of St. Germain and formerly of Elgin, Ill., died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at Grace Lodge Assisted Living in Rhinelander. He was 90.

Mr. Cavitt was born Aug. 22, 1923, in Marion, Ill., to Claude and Nettie (née Sutton) Cavitt.

He was a graduate of Elgin High School, and played minor league baseball as a young adult.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 3:48 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.

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

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