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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
Gordon A. Parnitzke
Gordon A. Parnitzke

Gordon A. Parnitzke, 74, of Eagle River, Wis., died suddenly in the caring arms of the love of his life, Lois, on the night of Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. He joined his father, mother, brother and sisters in Heaven.

Gordon was born on May 5, 1939, in Sheboygan, Wis., to Rudolph and Martha Parnitzke.

Gordon spent much of his life in Sheboygan, where he met his wife, Lois (Miller) Parnitzke. They met at Sheboygan County Teachers College and married on March 21, 1959.

Gordon received his teaching degree and started

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 12:24 PM