John W. Broslavick, Sr., 89, Stephenson, died Nov. 3, 2010, at Bay Area Medical Center.
John was born May 17, 1921, in Stambaugh, MI, to the late John A. and Anna (Kudlady) Broslavick. On Sept. 20, 1947, John married Florence Clemo in Lansing, MI. She pre ceded him in death Dec. 23, 2004. John worked as a state certi fied surveyor for the United States Department of Agriculture, retiring Dec. 31, 1976, after 31 years of service. He enjoyed bowling (and bowled a perfect 300 game), fly fish ing, hunting, gardening and cribbage. He adored his grandchildren, but most im portant was his strong faith in his Lord. He was a tradi tional Catholic and be longed to the Precious Blood Church. He was also a member of VFW Post 5966, Daggett, and American Legion Post 43, Stephenson.
He is survived by his daughter, Karen Domitrovich, Mettawa, IL; son, John Broslavick, Jr., Stephenson; two grandchildren; five great-grandchil dren; three sisters, Della McGiverson, Lansing, Jo (Gene) Melchiori, Sebastian, FL, and Alyce (Walter) Baehr, Brown Deer, WI; two sisters-in-law, Sophie Broslavick, Ironwood, MI, and Vicki Broslavick, Gastra, MI.
He was preceded in death by his son, Michael; son-in-law, Martin Domitrovich, and four brothers, Stanley, Casimir, Frank and Walter.
Family and friends called at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 8 at Precious Blood Catholic Church. Father Robb Jurkovich officiated.
Burial was in Stephenson Township Cemetery.
The family requests donations be made in John's name to Roubal Care and Rehab Center or Unity Hospice.
Randy R. Ersland, 48, Oshkosh, WI, formerly of Menominee, died Nov. 4, 2010, at home.
He is survived by his parents, Gene and Mary Ellen, Menominee; daughter, Kayla Reiswitz and her son Anthony Reiswitz, Sault Ste. Marie, MI; sister, Leigh Ann (Tim) Beyer, Franklin, WI; brother, Robin, Minnot, ND, nieces and nephews.
Private family service was held at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home.
Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Menominee.
Ruth Alice Petersen, 81, McAllister, died Nov. 2, 2010, at Bay Area Medical Center.
She was born March 28, 1929, in Marinette to Harold and Betty Anderson.
Ruth Alice spent her early life growing up in the McAllister area and was a graduate of Marinette High School. For many years she was employed in Marinette-Menominee, working first at the Juttner Insurance Agency and later at Twin City Insurance Agency in Menominee as an insurance agent. She married Ralph H. Petersen in February of 1966. In retirement years, they resided in McAllister. He preceded her in death March 21, 2004. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Menominee and a former member of the Order of Eastern Star.
She is survived by two children, Gregor (Emiliya) Petersen and Olivia Shoemaker; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild, two brothers, Glenn (Marian) Anderson, and H. Howard (Roseann) Anderson; three sisters, Joyce (Myron) Gamlin, Donna (Parker) Lee and Judi (Roger) Freis; nieces and nephews.
Friends called at First United Methodist Church, Menominee, where funeral services were held Nov. 6 with the Rev. Phil Tousley officiated.
Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee.
Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home served the family.
Carmel M. Richer, 99, 2415 5th Ave., S., Escanaba, died at Christian Park Health Care Center, Escanaba, Nov. 3, 2010.
She was born Oct. 25, 1911, in Alfred, MI, daugh ter of John and Mary (Manus) Fitzgerald. Carmel attended Iron Mountain Grade School and then Schaffer Middle and High School.
On Aug. 23, 1930, she married Joseph F. Richer. He preceded her in death.
She worked for 10 years in housekeeping at the Memory Lane Motel.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Schaffer. Her involvement included the choir, altar so ciety, sacristan, CCD teacher, PTO, and Bible study host. Since the closure of Sacred Heart Church, she was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Bark River.
She is survived by her sons, Art (Karen) Richer, and Roger Richer, Schaffer, Allan (Janet) Richer, Waukesha, WI, Mike (Pam) Richer, Harris, and Joe (Nancy) Richer, Schaffer; daughter-in-law, Janet (Clarence) Benoit, Escanaba; son-in-law, Thomas Noon, Menominee, 31 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; three infants and children, Gerald, Ronald (Bub), Mary Peterson, and Darlene Noon; and three brothers, Gordon, Leslie (Red) and Stanley.
Visitation was at the Crawford Funeral Chapel, Bark River.
The Mass of Christian Burial was held Nov. 6 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Bark River, with Rev. Emmett Norden offici ating.
Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Schaffer.
William George Schmadl, 74, Menominee, died Nov. 2, 2010, at his home.
He was born Aug. 27, 1936, in Cudahy, WI, the son of George and Elsie (Helm) Schmadl.
He was a member at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Cudahy, WI. He attended Cudahy High School. He married Joan (Mueller), June 5, 1959, at St. Paul Church. During their marriage, Bill worked for the Milwaukee Sewerage Commission. He was also active in sports as a referee in the grade school, high school and college football and basketball con ferences. Bill (The Bench Warmer) as he was called, wrote for the local Cudahy Reminder newspaper sports columns. He was also active on several baseball teams. On retirement in December of 1995, he moved to Menominee, joining Trinity Lutheran Church where he en joyed Bible classes.
Survivors include his wife Joan; three sons, Todd, Daniel (Denise) and Ronald; six grandchildren; his brother, Norbert; sisters, Georjean (Ernie) Mitchell and Cheryl Klak; a niece, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Lyle; and two sisters, Maureen and Donna Rae.
Friends called at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Marinette, where funeral services were held Nov. 5. The Rev. Jon Tesch and the Rev. Frederick Mueller officiated.
Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home served the family.
Rosemary Sharp, 90, died Oct. 31, 2010, at Emmanuel Campus of Care in Peoria, AZ.
She was born May 28, 1920, in Stephenson to the late Steve and Elizabeth Doboy. She attended Roosevelt School and helped on the family farm. At the age of 18, she went to Chicago to work.
In 1943, she married M/Sgt Smith W. Sharp a few months before he was shipped overseas to Normandy.
She worked in a plastic factory while he was over seas and sometimes returned to live in the Stephenson area. Whenever it was pos sible, she traveled to live where her husband was sta tioned including Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany and areas in the United States. He preceded her in death March 5, 2002.
Rosemary liked being with her family and two daugh ters. She enjoyed country music and playing bingo. She was of the Catholic faith.
She is survived by one daughter, Judy (Monte) Smith, Buckeye, AZ, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter, Joyce, four sisters and one brother.
Services and burial took place in Peoria.
Priscilla J. Timper, 67, Wheeler, died Nov. 3, 2010, at Dunn County Health Care Center, of cancer.
Priscilla was born June 7, 1943, in Escanaba, to Walter and Barbara (Simonick) Tomich.
Priscilla lived in Mississippi while her father served in World War II and later in Menominee, where she graduated from Menominee High School. Priscilla received a B.A. de gree in psychology in 1970 for the University of Wisconsin - Stout and a M.S. degree in sociology in 1972 from Utah State University. She received a Ph.D. degree in sociology in 1981 from Utah State University. Upon gradua tion from high school, Priscilla worked as clerk of probate and juvenile court and court stenographer for Menominee County. She also worked as a substitute teacher for the Eau Claire, WI public schools and was a sociology instructor from 1972 to 1977 at the University of Wisconsin - Stout. She later worked on the family farm and architec tural business with her hus band. Priscilla married Hans Timper, Aug. 29, 1964, in Menominee. Priscilla en joyed working in her flower gardens, reading, writing, traveling and, most of all spending time, with her grandsons.
Priscilla is survived by her husband Hans; her son, Nat (Ilona), Wheeler; two grand sons; her brothers and sis ters, Leonard (Kathleen), Oak Creek, WI, Ann Pape, Jim (Beth) and Robert, all of Menominee, Frances Zimmerman (Paul), San Angelo, TX, Carol Sporrer, Menominee, Esther Micheals (Frank), Marinette; nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial service will be held at noon, Nov. 13, at the Rhiel Funeral Home, 2317 Schneider Avenue South East, in Menomonie, WI, with the Lama Tsultrim Yeshe (John Samuelson) of ficiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon before the memorial service at the Rhiel Funeral Home.
Any memorials received will be designated by the family to a need in the local community.
Condolences may be made on-line at www.rhielfuneralhome.com.