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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