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Joyce Ingram

Joyce Ingram, age 91, a lifelong resident of Eagle River, Wis., went to be with her Lord and Savior Dec. 13, 2013.

She was born Sept. 4, 1922, in Fargo, N.D., to Lyle and Pearl Karenke.

Joyce was an active member of Community Bible Church in Eagle River, where she faithfully played the piano at all church services, taught Sunday school and was a member of the Ladies Mission Group.

She taught Bible classes to children for many years.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 1:14 PM
Dennis Larson

Dennis Larson, a lifelong resident of Conover, died Dec. 13, 2013, at his home. He was 52.

Mr. Larson was born Jan. 16, 1961, in Rhinelander to Neal and Louise Larson.

His interests included snowmobiling, fishing, hunting and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Tamie of Conover; parents,

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 1:13 PM
John ‘Jack’ Robert Mettelka

John “Jack” Robert Mettelka, age 83, of Eagle River, Wis., formerly of Green Bay, Wis., died unexpectedly at home on Dec. 10, 2013.

He was born on Christmas Day 1929, in Wausau, Wis., to Erwin and Arlyle (Anderson) Mettelka.

Jack served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and also spent six years in the Air Force Reserve.

After serving his country he moved to Milwaukee to take a job with the Veri-Typer Corp.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 1:12 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, February 18, 2014 1:40 PM )
William C. Minnich Sr.

William C. Minnich Sr. of St. Germain died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at Avanti Health and Rehabilitation Cen­ter in Minocqua. He was 86.

Mr. Minnich was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., July 15, 1927, and graduated from Purdue University in 1949.

He married Doris Naomi Goetsch June 18, 1949. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 1:12 PM
Howard ‘Howie’ Schmeling

Howard “Howie” Schmeling, a resident of Three Lakes since 1988, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in Weston. He was 78.

Mr. Schmeling was born Nov. 19, 1935, in Edgerton to Stanley and Louella Schmeling.

He graduated from Milton High School in 1954, and retired from General Motors in 1987.

His interests included hunting, fishing,

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 1:11 PM
Herbert T. Bretzel

Herbert T. Bretzel of Eagle River died Sunday Dec. 8, 2013, at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff. He was 93.

Mr. Bretzel was born  April 29, 1920, in Milwaukee, and served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He worked for Motorola for many years, and  traveled extensively to many countries.  

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 11:19 AM
Fredric William Lippert
Fredric William Lippert

Fredric William Lip­pert, age 77, a resident of Land O’ Lakes since 2001, died on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.

He was born on April 18, 1936, in Kansas City, Mo.

He was the son of William F. Lippert and Ruth Snelling Lippert.

Fred was raised in Wau­ke­gan, Ill., a graduate of Wau­kegan Township High School,

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 11:18 AM
Judy Minaudo

Judy Mi­naudo (née Garapolo), born to eternal life on Dec. 3, 2013, at the age of 74, after battling COPD for 20 years.

Judy was born and raised in Chicago, Ill., by her parents, Frank and Marcella, along with her sister, Pat, and brother, Butch, who all preceded her in death.

She attended Providence High School and raised six children with her husband, Andy, who she met on a blind date. They were married for 54 years.

Judy was involved in bowling and golf

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 11:17 AM
W. Alan Perry

W. Alan Perry of Eagle River, Wis., passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.

A private service was held.

Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home, Eagle River, Wis., is serving the family.


Tuesday, December 10, 2013 11:17 AM
Timothy Donald Pockat

Timothy Donald Pock­at, age 30, of Sayner, Wis., died on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at How­ard Young Medical Center in Wood­ruff, Wis.

Tim was born on March 14, 1983, in Sayner, the son of Ronald and Mitzi Pockat.

Tim graduated from Northland Pines High School. He worked at Vinchi’s Hillside and for Peak Property Management, but loved to work as an auto mechanic at St. Germain Auto and Trailer.

Tim loved being in the outdoors, especially snowshoeing, enjoyed reading,

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 11:16 AM

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