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Ashland County Obituaries


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Obituary of Nettie Duranso Moseler Appleby - 1971
Author: Pat Shanks Date: 4 Sep 2001 7:30 PM GMT

Surnames: Duranso, Moseler, Appleby, Wilkinson, Kunsch, Miller, Dupie, Brunell, Cane, Rupp, Clark, Cane, Stroud, Findley, Born, Maanan, Johnson
From the Ontonagon Daily Herald, Ontonagon, Michigan
February 1971

Nettie Moseler Appleby, 88 passed away Thursday morning February 15 at the Ontonagon Memorial Hospital where she bad been a patient for five weeks.

She was born August 13, 1890 at Wausau, Wis, the daughter of Ferdinand and Julia Duranso. On May 21, 1907, she married Louis Moseler and the made their home in Mellen, Wis., where their eight children were born. In 1935 they moved to Ontonagon. Mr. Moseler died in December of 1946. She married Harrison Appleby in November of 1948 and they made their home in Camden, New Jersey until the death of Mr. Appleby in 1965. Mrs. Appleby returned to Ontonagon to make her home with her daughter; Mrs. George Miller.

She was a Gold Star Mother, a member of Holy Rosary Altar Society of Mellen, Wis., the Altar Guild of Holy Family Catholic Church of Ontonagon and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Copper Falls Post of Mellen, Wis.

Surviving are one son, Robert of Ontonagon; four daughters, Mrs. Alfred (Julia) Wilkinson of Green Bay, Wis.; Mrs. Moritz (Marie) Kunsch of Glidden, Wisl; Mrs. George (Dorothy) Miller and Mrs. John (Lois) Dupie of Ontonagon. Also surviving are 23 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Brunell of Hurley, Wis.; two brothers, Earl Duranso of Winchester, Wis. and Clair Duranso of Ashland, Wis. and numerous nieces and nephews. One daughter, Margaret passed away in 1925 and two sons also preceded her in death, John L. died in World War II, Dec., 1944 and George in 1958.

The Allen Cane Funeral Home opened for visitation at 4:00 p.m. Friday. Scripture services were held there at 7:20 p.m. given by Rev. Daniel Rupp. On Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary conduced services. They included Mrs. Gladys Clark, Mrs. Clarice Cane, Mrs. Gladys Stroud, Mrs. Margaret Findley, Mrs. Alvin Born, Mrs. Stanly Maanan and Mrs. Oscar Johnson.

Funeral services were held at Holy Family Catholic Church with the Rev. Daniel Rupp, O.S.A. Marquette officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery in Mellen, Wis.

The pall bearers were six of Mrs. Appleby�s grandsons; Alfred, Don and Lew Wilkinson; Randy Kunsch, Louis Moseler and John Dupie.

Posted By: Pat Moseler Shanks

Eleanor Schaper Olafson Behreandt

Obit, Park Falls Herald. Dec 14, 1989 issue.

Eleanore C. Behreandt, 93, of rural Butternut, died Tuesday, Dec 12, 1989 at Flambeau Medical Center, Park Falls.

Services will be held today, Thursday, Dec 14 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Butternut.

Burial will be in Nola Cemetery, Park Falls.

She was born Eleanore C. Schaper March 15, 1896, in Diamond, Ill., and moved to Eisenstein area in 1900.

She married John Olafson in 1913. He preceded her in death.

She married Warren Behreandt May 24, 1924 in Phillips. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles (June) Miesbauer and Mrs. Morris (Ruby) Miller, both of Butternut; three sons, Adolph Olafson of Park Falls, Chester Behreandt of Birnamwood and Leroy Behreandt of Fifield; a sister, Mrs. Meta Altman of Butternut; 31 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by both her husbands; a daughter; a son; 2 grandsons; three great-grandchildren; two sisters; and one brother.

Contributed by:Gene Olafson

Emma Gosch Behreandt
The obituary of Emma Gosch Behreandt taken from the Park Falls Herald May 1933.
Mrs. Behreandt, early settler, is claimed.

Death Friday took the second settler in this community - Mrs. Emma Gosch Behreandt, who came to Butternut in 1882. She was preceded here only by her sister.

She was born July 13th, 1851 at Milwaukee and died April 28th at the age of 81 years, seven months, and 15 days. At the age of 18 she married at Prospect Hill, near Milwaukee, to William F. Behreandt. Mr. Behreandt passed away on June 8th, 1890.

On March 2nd, 1882 she came with her husband to Butternut where they lived for a few years before moving to their homestead up the river. Mrs. Behreandt lived on this homestead for 51 years.

Mrs. Behreandt has been in poor health for years. Last fall she went to Milwaukee where she consulted doctors and remained for about three months visiting relatives.

Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Behreandt, six of whom survive. They are William Behreandt here; Charles, Bayfield; Mrs. Oberweiser, Ashland; Otto, Eddie and Edgar, all of Park Falls.

Funeral services were held at the Congregational Church Wednesday afternoon. Rev. B. F. Schoenfeld officiating. Burial was at Nola Cemetery.

Contributed by:Gene Olafson

Rose Young Behreandt
The obituary of Mrs. William Behreandt taken from the Park Falls Herald, September 29, 1944.

Funeral services for Mrs. William Behreandt, Sr., who has been a resident of our community for the past half century, were held in the Congregational Church by the Rev. B. F. Schoenfeld, Thursday afternoon at two o'clock.

Mrs. Behreandt, nee Rosa Young, was born at Tiffin, Ohio on August 30, 1872 and was married at Ashland, Wisconsin, to William Behreandt;, on March 16, 1893. They came to this community to establish their home soon after marriage. She was a member of the E.R.A.

Mrs. Behreandt passed away at her home on September 25th. Burial was in Nola Cemetery under the direction of A. L. Higgins.

Besides her husband there are the following surviving children. Mrs. William Lightmon (Sadie), Ridgefield, Washington; Mrs. Albert Kandstead (Marie), Fortsight, Montana; William of Deerlodge, Montana; Warren, Melvin, Willard and Lee all of Park Falls. There are seventeen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Contributed by:Gene Olafson

William Behreandt
Obituary of William Behreandt taken from the Park Falls herald June 22, 1945.

On Saturday afternoon, June 16,, William Behreandt, who had been a resident of Park Falls for the past sixty-five years, passed away at the home of his son, Lee, after an illness of five years.

Mr. Behreandt was born at Milwaukee on October 26, 1869 and moved with his parents to Park Falls, at the age of eleven years. He was married to Rose Young at Ashland, on March 16, 1893. The first constable to be employed by Park Falls, Mr. Behreandt has been employed on the police force of the city for over twenty-five years.

Funeral services were held at the First Congregational Church at two o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. B. F. Schoenfeld officiating. Burial was at Nola Cemetery with A. L. Higgins in charge.

Mrs. Behreandt preceded her husband in death passing away on September 25, 1944. There are seven surviving children: Warren, Willard, Melvin, and Lee of this city; William Jr., of Deer Lodge, Montana; Sadie (Mrs. W. Leichnam) Ridgefield, Washington and Marie (Mrs. Albert Halstad), Fortsight, Montana. Two brothers, Edgar and Otto reside in Park Falls and a sister, Mrs. Obelweiser; also there are eighteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Contributed by:Gene Olafson

October 4, 1907 issue of the Bayfield County Press:


Samuel Brisley Passes Away at His Home in Ashland

Judge Samuel Brisley of Ashland, aged 86, a veteran of the Crimean War, died in that city Wednesday morning.

Judge Brisley spent three years in the Crimea, having previously served in putting down the Irish rebellion.� He was shipwrecked at Sebastopol and fought in the battles of Inkerman, Alma and Valla Valla.� He also witnessed the charge of the Light Brigade.� He was an artilleryman and while he was loading his gun, the Cossacks charged the British lines and he was struck in the face by a saber by a Cossack rider.� He was in the hospital at Carma when the famous English nurse, Florence Nightingale, arrived there.�

He was a resident of Ashland for twenty years and at various times was acting judge of the municipal court.� For ten years he was the bailiff in the circuit court.� All the prominent Catholic bishops and churchmen throughout the state were his personal friends.� He was a member of the Order of the Jesuits.� Mr. Brisley was a prominent Prohibitionist and one of the best known men in the northern part of Wisconsin and throughout the state.� He was the father of eighteen children and was very wealthy.

Contributed by John Griener

Bucheger, Florence A. - 8-10-2005

Florence A. Bucheger, 79, EAGLE � Florence A. Bucheger, age 79, of Butternut, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at her daughter�s home in Eagle.

She was born on May 13, 1926, in Butternut, to Anthony and Anna (Furtak) Miller.

She had assisted her husband Paul on the farm in Butternut.

She is survived by her husband Paul, of 57 years; children, Jerry (Annie) of Florida, Jim (Donna) of Glidden, Janet (Gary) Rosen of New Hampshire, Duane (Sue) of Michigan; Peggy (Jay) Weiberg of Eagle, Mark (Sandi) of Minnesota; 12 grandchildren; sisters, Ann (Bill) Volzka, Stella (Bernie) Bucheger, Mary Jane (Bob) Peterson, Jean (Doug) Reas; brother, Tony (Janet) Miller; sister-in-law, Nancy Miller; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Edward Miller.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at St. Theresa�s Catholic Church in Eagle. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at the church on Thursday. Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at Most Precious Blood Cemetery in Glidden.

If desired, memorials to the American Cancer Association, appreciated.

Mealy�s Funeral Home in Eagle is serving the family. Telephone no. (262) 594-2442.

Posted By: Pat Moseler Shanks


From the Glidden Enterprise, Volume 36, Number 21

October 29, 1939


Leopold J. Bucheger, resident of what is now the Town of Peeksville; for the past fifty-six years, died at St. Joseph�s hospital at Ashland last Saturday afternoon from complications following an operation for gall stones. He had apparently been on the way to full recovery when a sudden turn for the worse Saturday afternoon resulted in his death before the members of the family, who were notified of his condition, could reach him.

Mr. Bucheger came to Peeksville when he was ten years old, coming with his parents direct from Germany. They took a homestead on what is now the Frank Bucheger farm, and later he developed his own farm just north of that location.

During his long and useful life Mr. Bucheger has often times enjoyed the trust and confidence of his fellow townsmen, having been chairman, member of the board and served in different town and school offices, and at the time of his death was clerk of the Peeksville school board. As chairman of his town he was a member of the county board. Besides these public offices he was often called upon to participate in other movements which were for the benefit and improvement of his and his neighbor�s welfare, and at the time of his death was chairman of the AAA unit, representing Peeksville and Shanagolden towns.

Few men held the wholehearted esteem of his fellow men in a measure enjoyed by the deceased. He was respected and liked and his death will be a sad blow to the community in which he lived for so many years.

He was the father of twelve children, six sons and six daughters, and as a parent he led an exemplary life. His fine family, all respected and esteemed wherever their homes may be, may well be pointed out the outstanding accomplishment of his life and a living memento to the success of a well ordered, serene and Christian life. In this and the memory of a faithful Christian faith, may his sorrowing help mate and the children take great consolation.

Mr. Bucheger was born at Rapolten, Germany, September 17, 1873, and coming to Peeksville at an early age resided here continuously since. He married to Theresa Schuster on April 13, 1904.

His passing is mourned by his wife, six sons, Henry of Peeksville, Edward of Butternut and Leo, Paul Bernard and Robert of Peeksville; six daughters, Mrs. Felix DeCaire (Margaret) of Racine, Josephine Bucheger of Racine, Mrs. George Moseler (Gertrude) of Ontonagon, Mich.; Mrs. Ray Engelbreth (Marie), of Racine, Mrs. Charles Mader (Teresa) of Park Falls and Catherine Bucheger of Peeksville; two brothers, Frank and Joseph Bucheger of Glidden; three sisters, Mrs. Josephine Reiger of St. Mary�s, Idaho, Mrs. George Ritter of Wilmar, Arkansas and Miss Frances Bucheger of Seattle, Wash., and nine grandchildren.

The funeral was held Tuesday forenoon with high mass of requiem sung by Rev. Father Fassbender, and the remains wer laid at rest in the family lot in the Catholic cemetery.

Mr. Bucheger was a member of the Holy Name Society and also of the Catholic Order of Foresters since 1908. Members of the latter Order accompanied the remains during the funeral.

All members of the Bucheger family and members of their families residing at a distance from Glidden were present for the funeral.

Those from out of town who attend the funeral were: Mr. And Mrs. Lou Miller and Ed Miller of Withee; Mrs. Catherine Mader, Ludwig Mader, Mrs. George Burhans, Joseph Haas, Mr. And Mrs. Henry Weininger, Mrs. Mary Altmann, Miss Clara Bortz, Mrs. August Green, Mrs. Leonard Hickey, Mrs. Louis Grassle, Mr. And Mrs.Charles Mader, all of Park Falls. Mr. and Mrs. Art Wiedenhoeft, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Meidle, Mrs. Ernest Wentland, Mr. George Heiderer, Mr. Frank Heiderer Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Jehn, Mrs. And Mrs. Pete Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Art Fleischfresser, Joe, Ed and Steve Neuberger, Mr. and Mrs. George Schneider, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Miller, Mrs. Mike Radlinger and son, Michael, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Buch, Mr. Bill Bruch, Mr and Mrs. Max Bruch, Mr. Matt Bruch, Mr. Otto Schaekel, Mrs. And Mrs. J. Kramschuster, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Waltz, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Sturm, Mr. and Mrs. George Meindl, and Joe, Gertrude and Theresa Meindel, all of Butternut.

Mrs. Ernest Teitle of Burlington, Mrs. Felix DeCaire, Mrs. Ray Englebreth and Miss Josephine Bucheger of Racine, Mr. and Mrs. George Moseler, Bob Moseler, Mrs. Louis Moseler and Miss Mary Yaunkee all of Ontonagon, Mich.

Card of thanks: We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the kind friends and neighbors who assisted us in our bereavement. Many thanks for the spiritual bouquets, floral offerings and the use of cars, also to Rev. Father Fassbender for his consoling words at the death of our husband and father. Mrs. Leo Bucheger and Children

(Note: Leopold Bucheger came to American on June 24, 1883 with his parents Mattias and Josepha Hoefinger Buchegger. They lived for a short time in Milwaukee before settling in the Town of Peeksville, Ashland County, Wisconsin)

Posted By: Pat Moseler Shanks
Wednesday, 13 September 2000

Bucheger, Mary Ann - January 22, 2007

Mary Ann Bucheger, 89, Mary Ann Bucheger, 89, of Park Falls, formerly of Glidden, died Friday, January 19, 2007, at Park Manor Nursing Home in Park Falls. She was born April 24, 1917 in Hershey, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Dymtro and Anna Marunycz.

On April 13, 1937 she was married to Henry L. Bucheger of Glidden. He preceded her in death on August 8, 1971. Together they raised their children in Glidden on the family farm. Mary Ann enjoyed gardening, sewing and needlework. She spent many hours making knitted, quilted and crocheted items for her family and friends. Mary Ann was a very devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Mary Ann is survived by 13 children: Agnes (Jim) Haun, of Sparta, Evelyn (Farrell) Matterer, of Racine, Albert (Kathleen) Bucheger, Germantown, Margaret (Gerald) Brown, Clifton, Colo., Caroline (William) Drewel, Casa Grande, Ariz., Matthew Bucheger, Florence, William (Cheryl) Bucheger, Neenah, Rosemarie (Mark) Schmidt, Park Falls, Stephen (Judith) Bucheger, Granton, John (Sheri) Bucheger, Butternut, Helen (Michael) Herrmann, Hayward, Alice (Robert) Schuelke, Stanley, and Larry Bucheger, San Diego, Calif. She is also survived by 33 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren along with other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Henry, an infant daughter, a sister, Kattie Marunycz, and three brothers, Stephen, John and George Marunycz.

Services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony�s Catholic Church, Park Falls. Burial will follow at the Most Precious Blood Catholic Cemetery, in Glidden. A visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Anthony�s Catholic Church.

The Novitzke Funeral Home of Park Falls is in charge of the arrangements.

Posted By: Pat Moseler Shanks
Monday, 5 February 2007

From the Glidden Enterprise, Ashland County Wisconsin
July 26, 1907

As time goes by we are called upon to perform the sad but inevitable task of recording the passing of another soul from the realms of the living to a happier and more beautiful home. At 5:30 o'clock last Saturday afternoon Mrs. Matt Buchegger passed away at her home on the Butternut Road; with her children and husband at her bedside. For the past two weeks she had been seriously ill but it was not until Wednesday that her condition was considered critical, and from then she rapidly failed until the end came to relieve her sufferings. Her death is attributed to the effects of a paralytic stroke sustained some time ago. The funeral services were held at the Most Precious Blood Catholic Church by Rev. Father Klein and burial was at the local cemetery. The many friends and neighbors of the deceased gathered at the services to pay their last respects.

Mrs. Josepha Buchegger was born in Heplinger, Germany 59 years ago and was married at the age of twenty-one. She came with her husband to America in the year 1883, making their home in Milwaukee. After two years residence in that city they came to Glidden and have since lived on their homestead about four miles south on the Butternut Road. During these 22 years she had made a great many friends and to many of whom their memories of her will always remain dear. She was a kind, ture and loving woman, always having the welfare of her children and household first in her thoughts. She was the mother of three sons, Leo, Frank and Joseph; and three daughters, Josephia, Louise and Franciska. Of these, two are married; Leo and Josephia, the rest are still staying at home and are young men and women. Thre friends and neighbors of the bereaved family extend their sincere sympathy in their sad loss.

- Josepha Hoefinger Buchegger was born Oct. 19, 1848 and died July 19, 1907

Posted By: Pat Moseler Shanks

Mathias Bucheger died Oct 25, 1924

Glidden Enterprise, Glidden, WI - Volume 21, Number 21

Mathias Bucheger, possibly the community's oldest resident at the time of his death, died Saturday of senile decay at the ripe old age of 90 years, 2 month and 6 days.� The deceased has resided in this neighborhood approaching 40 years.� Whe he came to this section he had attained the age of fifty, and beyond a doubt for a man of his age made the greatest amount of improvements in the period intervening.

This venerable old man had worked up to a few days before his death and was robust and agile for a man of his age.� He had a 20 acre plat near the farms of his sons south of Glidden, and here he had a garden and during the past year raised 24 bushels of wheat.

During all the period of his residence in this section he has not failed to cast his vote at the different elections, which is quite a record. The departed was born in Austria, August 19, 1834 and came to America on June 24, 1883.� He made his home in Milwaukee for two years and then came to Butternut on March 4, 1885.� On April 24 of the same year he took up a homestead and here he made his home which served him until the day of his death.

On July 19, 1907 he was called upon to mourn the death of his beloved wife.

In death he is mourned by six grown children now living, Mrs. F. Reiger of Idaho, Mrs. Geo. L. Ritter of Weiner, Arkansaw, Miss Frances of California, and Leopold, Frank and Joseph of Glidden.� He has a brother Leopold of Milwaukee.� He has twenty five grandchildren.

A large concourse of old acquaintances and friends gathered at the Catholic church Monday to pay their respects to the departed.� Requim mass was sung by Rev. Father Bourg and burial followed at the Catholic cemetery.

Note: This was The Most Precious Blood Church and cemetery in Glidden, WI.� His wife's name was Josepha Hoefinger.

Posted By: Pat Moseler Shanks

Bucheger, Paul B. - 11-16-2005

Paul B. Bucheger, 88, Paul B. Bucheger, age 88, of Butternut, died Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at his daughter�s home in Eagle, Wis. He was born on August 28, 1917, in Butternut, to Leopold and Theresa (Schuster) Bucheger. Paul farmed on the family farm in Butternut.

He is survived by his children: Jerry (Annie) of Florida, Jim (Donna) of Glidden, Janet (Gary) Rosen of New Hampshire, Duane (Sue) of Michigan, Peggy (Jay) Weiberg of Eagle, and Mark (Sandi) of Minnesota; 12 grandchildren; sisters, Tess Mader of Park Falls, and Dottie (Julian) Warren of Burlington; brothers, Bernie (Stella) Bucheger of Dousman and Bud (Luana) Bucheger of Butternut; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Florence; three brothers and four sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church in Glidden. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass at the church on Saturday. Burial will be held at Most Precious Blood Cemetery in Glidden. If desired, memorials to the Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Mealy�s Funeral Home in Eagle, Wis., is serving the family.

Posted By: Pat Moseler Shanks

From the Glidden Enterprise, Glidden, Ashland County, Wisconsin
January 1973

Mrs. Theresa Bucheger, 89, a pioneer resident of this community, died at her home on Friday morning. She had been in ill health for some time.

She was born at Vienna, Austria, on June 24, 1883 and came to the United States in 1903. She had been a resident of this community for 70 years.

On April 13, 1904, she was united in marriage to Leopold Bucheger at Glidden. He preceded her in death on Oct. 21, 1939. One son, Henry preceded her in death in August 1971.

She is survived by five sons; Paul and Robert of Butternut, Leo of Glidden; Edward of Greenwood; and Bernard, Nashota, Wis.; and six daughters, Mrs. Margaret DeCaire and Mrs. Josephine Hilgers of Racine; Mrs. Gertrude Moseler, Milwaukee; Mrs. Ray Engelbreth, Menasha; Mrs. Charles Mader, Park Falls and Mrs. Julian Warren, Burlington, Wis.

She is also survived by 74 grandchildren and 72 great grandchildren. Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Hannah Lucas, Mrs. Ella Hatfield, Mrs. Julia Wagner and Mrs. Katie Getschel of Osceola; and two brothers, Frank Peterhansel and William Peterhansel of Ohio.

She was a member of the St. Anne�s Soldality, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the Most Precious Blood Congregation.

Her body lay in state at the Bruns Funeral Home at Glidden from Monday afternoon until the time of service on Tuesday morning.

Funeral services were held at the Most Precious Blood Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Dean Buttrick officiating.

Interment was in the family lot of the Most Precious Blood Cemetery.

Pallbearers at the funeral were her grandsons.

Posted By: Pat Moseler Shanks


(Found in a Waushara Co., WI. Newspaper)


Erma Bruchner, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Bruchner, was born at Ashland, Wis., July 22, 1894. In early childhood she moved with her parents to a farm west of Hancock where she grew to womanhood. On November 27, 1930, she was united in marriage to William Dunnett and her entire married life was spent in the townships of Colburn and Big Flats. Death came Monday evening, July 15, 1946 at the age of 51 years, 11 months and 21 days, following a long illness.

She leaves to mourn, her husband, three sisters, Mrs. Mary Droste of Wisconsin Dells, Mrs. Annie Unger and Mrs. Evelyn Bruckner of Milwaukee, also four nephews and six nieces.

Funeral services were held at the Hancock Community Church at two o'clock with Rev. P.H. Likes officiating and a prayer by Rev. Louis Crook. Songs were sung by Rev. Likes and Mrs. H. Bishop.

Pallbearers were Willard Wise, Clifford Booth, Theodore Johnson, William Nelson, Fred Johnson, and John Vargo. Interment was made in Hancock Cemetery.

Those attending the services from away were Mr. & Mrs. Frank Droste, Mr. & Mrs. Herb Droste and family of Wisconsin Dells, Mrs. John Richards of Baraboo, Mrs. Evelyn Bruckner, Wm. Bruckner, Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Unger, Mrs. Emil Hirbar and Mrs, & Mrs. Paul Heineman and family of Milwaukee, Mr. & Mrs. Irvin Droste of Endeavor, Mr. & Mrs. Guy York of Wild Rose, Mr. & Mrs. Lewellyn Pardee of Janesville and Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert Dunnett and son of Beloit.


A Daughter's Tribute

Gertrude "Gert" T. (Moseler) Gisch, age 92, of Baraboo, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 14, 2003, at St. Clare Meadows Care Center in Baraboo. Gertrude was born on January 2, 1911 in the town of Peeksville, Ashland County, Wisconsin, to Leopold and Theresa (Schuster) Bucheger, pioneer settlers of the area.

She graduated with honors as Salutatorian from the Glidden High School in 1929 and became Valedictorian at Ashland County Normal in 1931. On June 19, 1935 she married George "Red" Moseler at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church in Glidden, WI. Gertrude was a teacher for many years before and after her marriage.

The family lived in the Glidden and Mellen, Wisconsin area and also in Ontonagon, Michigan before relocating to Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin in 1947. George "Red" Moseler died on July 24, 1958. On June 8, 1974 she married Mearl Gisch and they resided in West Allis. He preceded her in death on August 23, 1994. She then made her home in Park Falls and Baraboo, Wisconsin. Gertrude was chief ranger for the Catholic Order of Foresters in Wisconsin Rapids for many years.

In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Henry, Edward and Leopold Bucheger, Jr.; and three sisters, Margaret DeCaire, Josephine Hilgers, and Marie Engelbreth; three sons-in-law, Hank Bellows, Chuck Shanks and Lon Wiggins.

She is survived by four daughters and two sons, Joanne Bellows of Wisconsin Dells, Patricia Shanks of Antioch, IL, Gerald (Sharon) Moseler of Menomonie, John (Marge) Moseler of Big Bend, Ellen (David ) Hertel of Centennial, CO and Teresa Wiggins of West Hills, CA; two step-children, Robert (Ann) Gisch of Annandale, VA, and Linda (Keith) Wussow of Mukwanago. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren; two sisters, Catherine (Julian) Warren of Burlington and Teresa Mader of Park Falls; three brothers, Paul (Florence) Bucheger of Butternut, and Bernard (Stella) Bucheger of Dousman, and Robert (Luana) Bucheger of Butternut; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Gertrude was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend. In her later years, after retiring, she wrote beautiful poetry. She will be remembered for her deep faith, quick wit, and love of children.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Joseph Catholic Church on Saturday, October 18, 2003, at 12:00 noon with Father Delbert Klink officiating. Interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery in Wisconsin Rapids at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. There will be a visitation at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church Expansion Fund, St. Clare Meadows Care Center or St. Clare Hospital Healing Garden. The Rago Funeral Home, Baraboo, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Contributed by her daughter: Pat Moseler Shanks

Ellen Traxel Herbst

Obit from May 1966 issue of the Butternut Bulletin:

Butternut Native Buried Tuesday

Mrs. Clarence Herbst, 50, (nee Ellen V. Traxel) who was born in Butternut August 28, 1915, and who spent her youth in this village, where she received education, died at St. Joseph's hospital at Marshfield on Friday, May 13 , following a lingering illness.

Funeral services were held at the Trinity Lutheran church in Park Falls, on Monday, May 16, 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Norman Spomer officiating and burial followed at Nola Cemetary in that city.

She was united in marriage to Clarence Herbst in Park Falls on May 3, 1941, and they made their home in the Shady Knoll community in the Town of Eisenstein.

Mrs. Herbst was member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the ladies guild

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Judi, and her mother, Mrs. Anna Traxel of Park Falls; also a brother Harlin Traxel of Chicago; and a sister, Mrs. Adolph Olafson pf Park Falls.

Funeral arrangements were cared for by the Novitzke Funeral Home, Park Falls.

Contributed by:Gene Olafson

Oshkosh Daily Northwestern - Saturday, August 26, 1972, Pg 24
Appleton Post Cresent - Saturday, August 26, 1972, Pg 4


WINNECONNE - Daniel L. Ihrig, 24, Rosendale, was killed in an auto accident Friday in the Town of Sanborn, about 10 miles east of Ashland on Highway 2. Reports said that a van which Ihrig was driving collided with an oil tanker. The accident occurred about 4:30 a.m.

Mr. Ihrig was born Sept 13, 1947, in Neenah, and married Ruth Harmsen June 4, 1972 at Waupun. The couple had resided in Rosendale since their marriage.

Mr Ihrig attended Winneconne schools, where he graduated in 1965. At the time of his death he was employed as a truck driver for Arctic Cat Distributors.

Survivors include his widow; his parents, Leonard and Eleanor Ihrig, Winneconne; one brother, David, Winneconne; his paternal grandmother, Mrs John Christian and his maternal grandmother, Mrs Michael Mayefski, both of Neenah.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Waupun, with the Rev. Kenneth Kohl officiating. Burial will be in the Winneconne Cemetery.

Friends may call at Mueller Funeral Home, Winneconne, after 3 p.m. Sunday, and at the church from 11 a.m. Monday until the time of services.

(Ruth Harmsen Ihrig knowingly declined to include two surviving children from Dan's previous marriage to Judy Rae Benedict: Janet Ann Ihrig and James Daniel Ihrig, both of Winneconne.)

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ASHLAND - Daniel Ihrig, 24, of Rosendale, was killed about 4:30 a.m. Friday in a head-on crash on U.S. 2 about 10 miles east of here.

According to Ashland County authorities, Ihrig was traveling west when his van truck crossed the center line and collided with an oil tanker going east. The other driver was uninjured. Ihrig suffered multiple injuries.

Ihrig was driving a van belonging to Arctic Distributors, Inc., Neenah, which was carrying snowmobile equipment.

Ihrig's body was taken to the Mueller Funeral Home in Winneconne. Funeral services are pending Monday at Waupun.

His death pushed the state's highway death toll for the year to 705, compared with 695 on this date last year.