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Genevieve M. Burk

Genevieve M. Burk of Rhinelander died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Grace Lodge in Rhinelander. She was 90.

Mrs.?Burk was born Oct. 7, 1923, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (nee Smrz) Bendrick.

She is survived by two sons, Dennis of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Thomas (Donna) of Boulder, Colo.; four daughters, Sheila (Bob) Beaurian of Sayner, Patricia of Madison, Mary (Derry) Wright of Liberty, Mo., and Kelly (Scott) Nuchols of Tulsa, Okla.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass will be held Monday, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 11:31 AM
Gloria F. Donovan

Gloria F. Donovan of Eagle River died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. She was 78.

Mrs. Donovan was born Jan. 22, 1936, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Sylvester and Christine (Buscaglia) Saylor. She was raised in Oak Creek and attended school in Bayview.

She married Richard Donovan Jr. May 5, 1962, in Milwaukee.

She was a longtime administrative assistant to Dr. Khang-Cheng Ho

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 11:30 AM
Elaine Gouza

Elaine Gouza, a 50-year resident of Land O’ Lakes, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Seasons of Life Hospice House in Woodruff. She was 75.

Mrs. Gouza was born Aug. 12, 1938, in Suring, to Alfred and Velma Yakel. She married Ted Gouza Nov. 27, 1965, in Land O’ Lakes.

She worked at the Hi Hat Restaurant and Hirn’s Grocery Store in Land O’ Lakes.

Her interests included knitting, cooking, blueberry picking and spending time with her family.

Mrs. Gouza was a member of St. Albert’s Catholic Church

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 11:29 AM
Pamela ‘Pam’ Kolasa

Pamela “Pam” Kolasa, a 30-year resident of Conover and formerly of Chicago, Ill., died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at her home. She was 67.

Mrs. Kolasa was born Oct. 18, 1946, in Chicago to John and Frances Scott.

She loved the North Woods, cardinals and traveling. She dedicated her life to caring for her children and husbands.

Mrs. Kolasa was a member

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 11:29 AM
Estelle Frydrych

Estelle Frydrych (née Bieniek) of Conover and formerly of Justice, Ill., died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. She was 100.

Mrs. Frydrych was born March 30, 1913, in Chicago, Ill., to parents Stanley and Felicia Bieniek.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Stanley Frydrych and John Schall; and one son, John (Mary) Schall of Green Bay.

Survivors include her two daughters, Ruth (Richard) Giebudowski of Conover,

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 11:31 AM
Donna Lynn Hansen

Donna Lynn (née Sertzel) Hansen of Phelps died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, in Phelps. She was 60.

Mrs. Hansen was born July 6, 1953, to parents Arthur and Dorothy (nee Vukmir) Sertzel.

Survivors include two sons, Jeremiah and Caleb; one daughter, Dena; one brother, Arthur; one half brother, George; and one half sister, Joann.

A celebration of life gathering

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 11:30 AM
Roberta ‘Bobby’ Hokanson

Roberta “Bobby” Hokanson, a resident of Skokie, Ill., and Cocoa Beach, Fla., before moving to Eagle River, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Woodruff. She was 95.

Mrs. Hokanson was born Jan. 7, 1919, in Huntington, W. Va., to Flournoy and Hazel Menefee.

Her interests included flowers, gardening, needlepoint and playing bridge with friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, Markus;

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 11:30 AM
Gladys James

Gladys James, a longtime area resident, died Tues­day, Jan. 14, 2014, in Wood­ruff. She was 93.

Mrs. James was born July 13, 1920, in Kenosha, to parents August and Caroline Barth.

She lived on the Ferncroft property on Ballard Lake with her husband, William, in Star Lake for 60 years.

She was a member of the Plum Lake Woman’s Club,

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 11:29 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, February 18, 2014 1:41 PM )
Emerson E. Farrell

Emerson E. Farrell, age 100, of Eagle River, Wis., died  on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.

He was born on Feb. 12, 1913, in Doland, S.D.

“To all who were so kind, thanks a million. Read the Gospel of John.”

Private services will be held at a later date.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 12:26 PM
Rodney M. Nowakowski

Rodney M. Nowakowski of Eagle River died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at his home. He was 61.

Private services were held and burial took place at Arlington Cemetery in Milwaukee.

Bolger Funeral and Cremation Services of Woodruff and Minocqua is serving the family.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 12:25 PM

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