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Shirley Gauger

Dec 07, 1927 - Nov 11, 2023

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Minocqua, WI

"Shirley Gauger (nee White) of Minocqua, took the hand of Jesus and left this earthly life on November 11, 2023 to enter Eternal Life with God, her Lord and Savior. She passed peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was born December 7, 1927 in South Dakota to Loren and Sarah White. The family moved to Milwaukee in the early 1930's after losing the ranch in the Dust Bowl. After high school, Shirley attended Northwest Institute in Minneapolis earning a degree in Medical Technology. S...Read More

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Jake Richard Olson

May 04, 1992 - Feb 12, 2024

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Minocqua, WI

Jake Richard Olson, age 31 of Minocqua, WI passed away on Monday, February 12th. Memorial Service for Jake will be held on Saturday, February 17th at 2:00 PM at Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Services in Woodruff, WI followed by a Celebration of Life visitation from 2:30 PM till 6:30 PM at Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Fellowship Hall. (casual dress)Jake, the son of Dwight and Val Olson, was born on May 4, 1992 in Woodruff, WI. He will be lovingly remembered by his parents, significant other Nicole Hansen, children Grace, Dawson, and Hallie Olson, 5 dogs, grandparents Pat and Don Freudenwald, grandma Dorothy Riska, brother Robert (Sara) Olson, Kim and Rob Hansen and family, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends. Jake was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Duane Olson, Minocqua and Lyle Riska, Houston. Jake was known for his upbeat personality and easy smile. He was always ready with a hug, greeting, or story. His children were his pride and joy. He was involved in all of their activities and encouraged them to pursue all their interests. He was passionate about anything outdoors, enjoying hunting, fishing, 4 wheeling, snowmobiling, and camping. He belonged to the Minocqua Gun Club and was an avid Packer fan. Jake was a stand out wrestler at Lakeland Union High School. After high school, he received a degree in welding from MATC. After welding for several years, Jake decided to help his dad run Olson Tree Service in Minocqua. He worked side by side with his dad for the past 10 years.Jake was a very compassionate person and wanted his organs donated to try to help others. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to IncredibleBank (PO Box 1135 Minocqua, WI 54548) to Jake Olson's children's fund for their benefit.

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Bonnie B. Brostowitz

Aug 16, 1951 - Feb 06, 2024

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Minocqua, WI

"Bonnie B. Brostowitz, 72, of Minocqua, passed away peacefully at her home on February 6, 2024. Please check back for an updated obituary"

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Marilyn L. Westberg

Dec 23, 1934 - Feb 04, 2024

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Minocqua, WI

"Marilyn L. Westberg passed away peacefully on February 4, 2024 at the age of 89. She lived a full life as a homemaker and a secretary. Marilyn loved to entertain family and friends in her home. She also loved to crochet and made many afghans for anyone who asked her. Marilyn is survived by her children, Kim Strasburg (Allen),Jim Griffin(Patrice); Grandchildren, Jake Strasburg (Stephanie) and Travis Strasburg (Balie); Megan Griffin, James R Griffin (Katie), Nathan Griffin, and Kate Jacobson (Quinn); Great grandchildren, Logan, Norah, Casey and Tess Strasburg; Brodie Sullivan, Harper, Griffin, and Eleanor Jacobson. She is further survived by her extended Westberg Family. A special thank you to ALL the caregivers (especially Connie and Scott Westberg), who helped make Mom comfortable. The family will be having a private Memorial service."

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Judith Ann Rogne

Jan 07, 1943 - Jan 26, 2024

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Minocqua, WI

"Judith Ann (Popelar) Rogne January 7, 1943 – January 26, 2024 Judy Rogne, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and child of God. Judy Rogne of Minocqua, WI, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2024 at the age of eighty-one. She was a very sociable person that loved meeting new people and making new friends. She will be dearly missed by the many people she touched during her lifetime. Judy was born in Manitowoc, WI on January 7, 1943 to Clarence and Florence Popelar, the oldest of four children. They lived in Francis Creek, WI. Her father, Clarence, was deployed to Europe six months after her birth to fight with the army in WWII. After returning home from the war, they continued to live in Francis Creek until 1955 when they moved to Mishicot, WI. Judy was a spunky little girl with beautiful black curly hair. Always the tomboy, Judy held her own with other boys in the neighborhood. Her siblings appreciated her toughness and knew they could count on her to always to back them up. Judy graduated from Mishicot High School in 1961. One year later, she married Gene Rogne from Valders, WI. They lived in Newton, WI and had three children, Lisa in 1963, Mark in 1965 and Amy in 1969. While raising their children, Judy worked for several businesses in the area, most notably the Branch River Country Club in Branch, WI and Holy Family Hospital in Manitowoc, WI. Judy was very creative and loved art and music. In high school, she played the drums and won a scholarship to a percussionist clinic in Madison, WI. After high school, her hobbies included making crafts and painting with acrylic paints. Every year, she made Christmas ornaments for everyone in her family, including the grandchildren later in her life. She also enjoyed being part of the bell choir at Faith Lutheran Church in Valders, WI, often mouthing the beat counts while swinging the bells. But perhaps her greatest gift was storytelling. She was never short on words on any topic. After retirement, Judy and Gene moved to Minocqua, WI in 1997. They lived on a beautiful 12-acre wooded property, where she enjoyed gardening and her crafts. She quickly became involved in the community, joining Ascension Lutheran Church and the Northern Wisconsin Decorative Artists. During this time, Judy also worked at Thompson’s Thunderbird Resort in Lac du Flambeau, WI. For the past three years, Judy lived at Milestone Senior Living in Woodruff, WI. At this facility, Judy was able to get the care she needed and live comfortably. The staff at Milestone did a tremendous job with her care. Judy was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Gene Rogne, her parents Clarence and Florence Popelar and her sister Diane Forsyth. She is survived by her sister Janet (Rick) Reichardt of Chapel Hill, TN, her brother John (Darlene) Popelar of Manitowoc, WI, two daughters, Lisa (Mike) Bruehl of Manitowoc, WI and Amy (Paul) Pflieger of Minocqua, WI, son Mark (Sue) Rogne of Manitowoc, WI, eight grandchildren, Michael Emond of Manitowoc, WI, Adam Rogne of Manitowoc, WI, Melissa Emond of Peshtigo, WI, Evan (Megan) Pflieger of Minocqua, WI, Jacob Rogne of Littleton, CO, Kelsey (Trent) McClure of Austin, TX, Mason Pflieger of Minneapolis, MN and Emily Rogne of Manitowoc, WI, and nine great-grandchildren. The family was able to celebrate her life in a joint service with her husband Gene on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 7937 US Hwy 51, Minocqua, WI 54548. Memorial contributions can be made to Ascension Lutheran Church in Minocqua, WI."

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Thomas J. Young Jr.

Sep 18, 1964 - Jan 05, 2024

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Minocqua, WI

"Services will be held at the Multi- Purpose Building in Lac du Flambeau starting on Monday, January 8, 2024 until Wednesday, January 10, 2024. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Lac du Flambeau."

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Gene Roger Rogne

Jun 23, 1937 - Jan 02, 2024

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Minocqua, WI

"Gene Roger Rogne June 23, 1937 – January 2, 2024 Gene Rogne, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and child of God. Gene Rogne of Minocqua, WI, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2024 at the age of eighty-six. His daughter, Amy, was at his side at the time of his passing. Gene was a kind, gentle man that loved helping his family and friends in any way he could. He will be dearly missed by the many people he touched during his lifetime. Gene was born on the family farm near Valders, WI on June 23, 1937 to Oscar and Helen Rogne. He was oldest of five children and lived on the farm until he left home after high school. He had fond memories of his life on the farm, often reminiscing about his horse Silver, who he would ride “all day long”. It was also during this upbringing that he developed an interest in large machinery, most notably tractors and large trucks. After graduating from Valders High School in 1955, Gene joined the army with the ROTC program and attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. After one year, he decided to leave the program and follow in his father’s footsteps to join the Manitowoc County Highway Department, where he worked for 40 years until his retirement in 1996. Gene married Judy Ann Popelar of Mishicot, WI on September 8, 1962. They lived near Newton, WI and were blessed with three children. During their time in rural Newton, he enjoyed caring for the property, planting trees, gardening, mowing the lawn and creating a camp site in the back woods. He also enjoyed family camping and fishing trips to Drummond, WI and other areas around the state. He especially enjoyed the annual “Mystery Weekend” each year with their friends. After retirement, Gene and Judy moved to Minocqua, WI, where they lived on a beautiful 12-acre wooded property. They quickly became involved in the community, joining Ascension Lutheran Church and the Forest Riders Snowmobile Club. Gene put his snow clearing skills to work by serving as a trail groomer for over 10 years. He created great friendships with the neighbors and spent many hours helping them with various projects, especially snow removal with his beloved John Deere tractor. He also spent many hours in his woodshop making crafts and other creations. For the past three years, Gene lived at Milestone Senior Living in Woodruff, WI. At this facility, Gene was able to get the care he needed and live comfortably. The staff at Milestone did a tremendous job with his care. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Helen Rogne, his brother Darrell Rogne, his sister Signe Burkart, sister-in-law Mary Rogne and brother-in-law Bud Delgman. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Judy Rogne, his brother Ronald (Betts) Rogne of Ramsey, MN, his sister Sonja Delgman of Grafton, WI, brother-in-law Mike Burkart of New Holstein, WI, two daughters, Lisa (Mike) Bruehl of Manitowoc, WI and Amy (Paul) Pflieger of Minocqua, WI, son Mark (Sue) Rogne of Manitowoc, WI, eight grandchildren, Michael Emond of Manitowoc, WI, Adam Rogne of Manitowoc, WI, Melissa Emond of Peshtigo, WI, Evan (Megan) Pflieger of Minocqua, WI, Jacob Rogne of Littleton, CO, Kelsey (Trent) McClure of Austin, TX, Mason Pflieger of Minneapolis, MN and Emily Rogne of Manitowoc, WI, and nine great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life service at 11am on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 7937 US Hwy 51, Minocqua, WI 54548. Visitation will be from 10am – 11am at the church and a lunch reception will immediately follow the service. Gene will be interred at Knollwood Memorial Park, Manitowoc, WI. Memorial contributions can be made to Ascension Lutheran Church in Minocqua, WI."

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Elaine B. Wendt

Apr 17, 1929 - Dec 29, 2023

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Minocqua, WI

"Elaine B. Wendt, 94, passed away peacefully on December 29, 2023. Please check back for Elaine’s full obituary and service information."

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Judith C. Rice

Sep 06, 1948 - Dec 17, 2023

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Minocqua, WI

"Judith C. Rice, 75, of Lac du Flambeau, passed away peacefully at Minocqua Health \u0026amp; Rehab on December 17, 2023. Per her request there will be no services held."

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John Thomas Mattioli Jr.

Sep 17, 1970 - Dec 19, 2023

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Minocqua, WI

"John Thomas Mattioli Jr. born September 17, 1970 reborn December 19, 2023. John was a Teacher and Educator, he was brilliant, kind and he loved learning. He wanted to share his knowledge with everyone, and he had so many special interests. He had a love for bright colors, trying new foods, traveling, martial arts, boxing, triathlons, winter sports, reading, writing, literature, fishing, sailing, history, gaming, music, helping others, and art. He traveled the world and shared his learnings, touching many lives with his love for knowledge. He loved poetry and spent time in Thailand translating their cultures\u0027 important poetry works into English. This was just one of his many special and unique achievements. He also spent several years in the U.S. Naval Academy and earned his degrees from the University of Wisconsin Madison. His yearning for learning was just so great. He spoke 5 languages fluently and dabbled with many others. He played rugby in college and made many friends that he kept in contact with and held closely in his heart. He valued his friendships greatly and loved those around him unconditionally. His big, belly laugh and bright, cheerful smile will be remembered by many. He passed on many of his passions like rugby, puzzles and games, especially board games, to his nephews and niece. He influenced countless lives being the wonderful, natural teacher he was. He lived to serve others and to bring joy. His unconditional love and loyalty for others along with his fierce drive to do good for the world allowed him to reach places and have experiences most can only dream of. A life filled with experiences and raw adventure— John lived a life only a great, thoughtful man can. John is loved by his parents, John Sr. \u0026amp; Caryl Mattioli, and his sister, Carey \u0026amp; Rahn Smith, and her children and grandchildren (Ryahn \u0026amp; Meg, Irelyn, Lilyana, and Rhett) (Zachary \u0026amp; Jenn, Ryndi) (Ryan \u0026amp; Cailee), and Aunt Patti \u0026amp; Uncle Jim Mattioli \u0026amp; family. John was a loving son, brother, nephew, friend, uncle and great uncle. May he rest in peace with his kitties (Hank, Delilah, MewMew) and other loved ones in heaven. His time on earth was deeply magical and his kindness was otherworldly."

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Darcy M. Brachman-Pucci

Nov 06, 1953 - Dec 14, 2023

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Minocqua, WI

"Darcy M. Brachman-Pucci, born November 6, 1953, finally got to take the trip she was waiting for and reunited with the love of her life, Mark Pucci, on December 14, 2023. Darcy was born in Madison, WI to Richard Sr. and Joan Brachman. She had a wonderful childhood, thanks to her kind and loving parents. She lost her mother in 1982, her father in 1986, and her brother in 2019. Darcy met Mark the day after Christmas in 1992 and they were engaged on Valentines Day in 1993 and married October of that same year. They began their life together in Madison for a brief time before moving to the great Northwoods. Darcy and Mark (Pooch) had a wonderful life together. They enjoyed hunting, fishing, taking rides to look at wildlife, and visiting friends. They lived this life together until Mark passed away suddenly in October of 2011. Life was not the same without him and Darcy struggled daily with the loss of her best friend. Thankfully, Darcy met a great man named Tracy whom she was able to spend 10 wonderful months with before his unexpected passing in February of 2020. Tracy was the first man to make her smile since Pooch died. Darcy is survived by no one, as all her family made this journey before her. Per her request, there will be a Celebration of Life when the ice melts off the lakes this spring! “Well, I gotta run…. Lots of people to see and fish to be caught! Goodbye for now! Darcy” Special thanks to Jessie Mabie for making sure Darcy\u0027s wishes were followed and Margie Titel for helping."

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