Morcomb, Stella Mae
Stella Mae Morcomb, 95, of Lake Winona Manor and formerly of
460 West Fifth St., Winona, died Thursday, June 20th at Lake
Winona Manor. She was born in Clintonville, WI. on May 6, 1907
to Ernest and Gertrude (Fletcher) Marshall.
Stella married Lyle G. Morcomb on May 17, 1927 in Rochester,
MN., he preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 1977.
She was a housewife, and member of Central United Methodist Church
and its Ladies Aid, member of Winona Chapter #141, Order of Eastern
Stella is survived by her son, Ross R. (Vera) Morcomb of Reistertown,
MD.; four grandchildren Cathy Morcomb-Steinfeldt, David, John
and Robert Morcomb and 4 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, an infant
daughter, a sister, Arlene and a brother, Merle.
Funeral services for Stella were Monday, June 24th at 11:00A.M.
at the Fawcett- Junker Funeral Home, Rev. Mary Hurmence of Central
United Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn
Cemetery, Winona. Casket bearers were Larry Oevering, Duane
Ringler, Les Nelson and Jerry Miller. Memorial gifts may be
directed to Lake Winona Manor.
Tullius, Galen William "Bud"
Galen William "Bud" Tullius, 70, of rural Fountain
City, WI., died Thursday, June 20, 2002 at his home with his
loving wife and family at his side.
Galen was born on April 21, 1932 in Buffalo County, Wisconsin
to Lewis and Emma (Sutter) Tullius. On July 15, 1952 he married
Joan M. Glodowski at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Winona.
He was a lifetime farmer of rural Fountain City and was also
employed at Lake Center Industries Model Shop in Winona for 38
years. He retired in 1996.
During his retirement Galen enjoyed restoring antique tractors,
hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife; four sons-Roger (Gloria) Tullius,
Ronald (Wanda) Tullius, Robert (Theresa) Tullius, all of Fountain
City and Ryan (Judy) Tullius of Duluth, MN.; two daughters -
Roxane (John) Becker of Fountain City, WI. and Rachael (Charles)
Gilkes of Holmen, WI. Twenty-one grandchildren and eight great
grandchildren. Two sisters - Louaine Tacke of Fond du Lac, WI.
and Ardelle Cierzan of Winona. A brother-in- law - Rodney (Ann)
Ressie, Rice Lake, WI. and a Sister-In-Law, Arlene Tullius of
Winona, MN. He is also survived by several cousins, nieces and
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter-Rebeca, two
brothers-Orville and Loyal Tullius, three sisters-Arbutus Kutchara,
Dorothy Glaunert and LaVonne Ressie and a grandson-Barry (BJ)
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11:00A.M. on Monday,
June 24th at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fountain
City, WI., Rev. John Parr officiating.
Interment was at Fountain City Public Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Galen's sons; Roger, Ronald, Robert and Ryan
Tullius and Son-In- Laws, John Becker and Charles Gilkes.
Honorary bearers were James and Dennis Tacke, Richard and Mick
Glaunert, Loyal and Glenn Tullius, Scott and Kevin Ressie and
Arrangements by the Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home of Fountain City,
Shirley (Holmgren) Jilk, 72, of Artesia, California died Monday,
June 24 at Lakewood Regional Hospital in Lakewood, California.
Shirley was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 5, 1929.
She married Sylvester Jilk, and they had 13 children; 11 of which
Rosary will be Friday at 7:30 p.m. with a mass of Christian burial
Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Church in Artesia, California.
A regular 11:00 Sunday mass at St. Mary's Catholic Church will
be held in her memory in Winona this Sunday.
All Souls Cemetery and Mausoleum at 4400 Cherry Avenue, Long
Beach, California, 90807 is coordinating the funeral arrangements.
Tomashek, Grace W.
Grace W. Tomashek died early Monday morning, June 24, 2002
at Community Memorial Hospital, Winona.
She was born March 3, 1903, in Winona, MN to Albert and Jane
(Gordon) Schwietzer. Grace married William M. Tomashek on September
8, 1926. William died December 17, 1970.
Grace is survived by: William (Martha) Tomashek, Ruth (Richard)
Hartert, Howard (Patricia) Tomashek; 13 grandchildren: Michael
(Cindy) Tomashek, Edward (Sandy) Tomashek, Vicki (John) Riester,
Carol (Jeff) Noll, Lori (Phil) Glomski, Lisa Loechler, Charles
Tomashek, Mark (Nancy) Tomashek, Ann Johnston, Paul (Kelly) Tomashek,
Kay (Scott) Poe, Sue (Pierre) Hilo, Steve Tomashek; 24 great
grandchildren: Sarah, Joshua, and Andrew Tomashek; Ryan, Kevin
and Katie Riester; Michael and Patrick Noll; Kelly, Amy and Joseph
Glomski; Craig, Lindsay, and Cory Loechler; Jennifer, Elizabeth,
and Joseph Tomashek; Grace Johnston; Joshua, Jenna, and Jade
Tomashek; Ian Poe; Jacque and Sara Grace Hilo; sister Eva Srnec
of St. Anne, Winona.
William and Grace were early members of St. Mary's Parish in
Winona, at the time there were only 40 families in the Parish.
Grace was a member of Circle A at St. Mary's and was very active
in other church functions such as: Distribution of CCD Pamphlets
to parents of new borns and pre-school children, The Rosary Society
and Quilters. Grace was also an active member of the Cotter Mothers
Club. She was also a member of a neighborhood 500 club for 50
years. In 1966, William and Grace moved to Minneiska, MN and
joined St. Mary's Church there. In 1976, after William's death,
Grace moved back to Winona and joined the Cathedral of the Sacred
Heart Parish. She moved to Callista Court, in assisted living,
in October 1998-2001, and to St. Anne Hospice in July 2001. Grace
celebrated her 99th birthday, on March 3, 2002 at St. Anne with
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM, Monday,
July 1, 2002 at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Winona, with
Rev. Shawn T. Haremza, officiating. Preliminary services will
be at 10:00 AM at the Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home, Winona. Interment
will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Winona.
Friends may call from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Sunday, June 30, 2002
at Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home and a Christian Wake Service will
be held at 7:30 PM at the funeral home.
Casket bearers will be her grandsons: Michael, Edward, Charles,
Mark, Paul and Steve Tomashek.
Granddaughters will be honorary casket bearers: Vicki Riester,
Carol Noll, Lori Glomski, Lisa Loechler, Ann Johnston, Kay Poe
and Sue Hilo.
Memorials may be given to the donor's choice or Saint Anne Extended
Lauer, Mary E.
Mary Eveline Neverman Lauer went Home to be with the Lord
Jesus in the early morning hours of June 20, 2002. Mary was
born on January 9, 1914 in Neillsville, Wisconsin to Julius ("Jules")
Louis Rudolph and Carrie Amelia Beardsley Neverman, residing
at 29 Hewitt Street. She was the only living child of the Nevermans.
Mary graduated Neillsville High School in 1931, then spent a
year at Winona Business College and promptly joined the secretarial
staff of the J.R. Watkins Company in Winona, Minnesota. In 1936
and 1937 there were jobs with the WPA and the Soil Conservation
Service, where she met Wilfred Lauer, Jr., her future husband
(from Minneapolis, Minnesota). In mid-1937 Mary began working
for the Winona Water Department and stayed until August 1938.
On September 10, 1938 Mary and Bill celebrated their marriage
in a ceremony at the Neverman home in Neillsville.
Bill and Mary continued to reside in Winona for the next 40 years
and were instrumental in establishing the community of Goodview
to the north. They were members of the Central Methodist Church
in Winona. Mary continued to work for the community of Winona
through the church and the Winona Girl Scouts, helping to establish
the Girl Scout Camp, Wi-Gi-Sco-Ca at the Trempealeau Wildlife
Refuge. Bill and Mary established W.H. Lauer Forest Products
Inc. in 1947 with Mary running the business at home until 1972.
Mary was one of the first women in Real Estate in Winona from
1959 to 1969, then worked for the Lake Center Switch Company
in Winona from 1969 to 1979.
In June of 1979 they both retired and moved to 335 Lake Drive,
Merrillan, Wisconsin, just 19 miles from Neillsville. Mary died
peacefully at their home in Merrillan after a short illness.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and an infant child,
Karen May Lauer.
Bill and Mary were blessed with four children-Cassandra Lauer
of Avondale, Arizona; Heidi Lauer of Merrillan, Wisconsin; Germaine
Sarna of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Ted (Carol) Lauer of Tomah,
Wisconsin, who all survive her; also 11 grandchildren-Kevin (Arizona)
Sarna, Torrance California; Scott Bremer, Lake City, Colorado;
Tiffany (Jace) Kelley, Avondale, Arizona; Sarah (Troy) Eastman,
Cedar Falls, Iowa; Jennifer (Rayburn) Gilner, Overland Park,
Kansas; Brian (Andrea) Lauer, Eagan, Minnesota; Beth (Arlo)
Swinton, New Hartford, Iowa; Wendy Lauer, Bloomington, Illinois;
Carolyn Bremer, Kingfield, Maine; Eric (April) Lauer USAF, Layton,
Utah; Adam Lauer, Tomah, Wisconsin.
There are 10 great-grandchildren: Stephanie Victoria Swinton,
Kaitlin Coryn Gonzagowski, Amelia Grace Eastman, Cody Austin
Swinton, Mason Jordan Gonzagowski, Jaren Orion Kelley, Jakob
Wolf Kelley, Mystic Green, Jaycen Eric Lauer, Autumn Carol Lauer.
Mary was dearly loved and cherished by her husband Wilfred (Bill)
Lauer-known locally as "The Man in the Hat," writer
of stories of "days gone by."
She was loved and appreciated by her children and their families
for her elegance, intelligence and sense of humor and we all
enjoyed her interests and hobbies-gardening, crocheting, sewing,
upholstery, home decorating, shopping, crossword puzzles, memorabilia
and stamp-collecting, bird-watching, wildlife identity, and playing
Matthew 28:20 "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing
them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy
Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have
commanded you: AND, LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAY, EVEN UNTO THE END
OF THE WORLD. AMEN."
A memorial service for Mary was held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, June
25, 2002 at the Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville. Pastor James