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PAFFEL, Frank Joseph
PAFFEL, John
PAFFEL, Mrs. Joseph
PARKER, Frederick Donald
PARKS, Robert M.
PARSON, Lillian
PAULSON, Ronald Lee
PELLMAN, Kenneth R.
PETERSON, Marilyn
PFUNDHELLER, Emma
POLKOSKI, Ted Peter
PREMO, Henry
PYTEL, John L.



PAFFEL, Frank Joseph

Frank Joseph Paffel was born at Beaver Dam, Wis., Nov. 19, 1884, and moved to Spooner in 1888.  He entered railroad work as an engine wiper and watchman in 1901, being promoted to engineer in 1911.  For a brief period , from 1913 to 1915, he worked on the Mesabe Range as engineer and master mechanic.  Then he returned to Spooner, where he served as an engineer on the Omaha railway until 1938.  During this period he instructed from time to time as airbrake specialist.  From 1938 to 1942, he resided in Superior, while his children attended Superior State college.  In 1942 he was elected General Chairman for Omaha Engineers with offices in St. Paul, Minnesota,.  In 1943 he returned to Spooner and continued his service as an engineer on the Omaha railway.  In 1954 he retired with over 53 years of Railroad service, over 40 years of which was as a locomotive engineer.

During his long residency in Spooner, Frank Paffel engaged in many civic activities, including county board supervisor, a member of the city council and the Washburn county historical society.

He was active in St. Alban's Episcopal Church, an active member of Spooner Lodge No. 250, Free and Accepted Masons, the order of the Eastern Star and th eWhite Shrine.

He was married to Mildred Chisholm on August 19, 1916, at Duluth, Minn.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mildred Paffel; two sons, Col. Donald W. Paffel, United States Air Force, presently assigned to the office of the Secretary of the Air Force as Legislative Liaison attorney for Congressional relations; Wayne C. Paffel, administrative assistant to the Chief Engineer for Univac Core Memory, Remington Rand, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn., and one daughter, Mrs. Virginia Stella, Spooner.  He is also survived by nine grandchldren, and four brothers, William and Karl, Spooner, Dan of Ypsalanti, Mich., and Joe, Minneapolis, MInn.; three sisters, Lona Carlson and Margaret Harrington, Spooner, and Mae Bartosic, Superior; also many nieces and nephews.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 19 Apr 1962, page 7

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PAFFEL, John

PIONEER CITIZEN LAID TO REST ON MONDAY

The earthly remains of John Paffel, pioneer resident of this community, were laid to rest on Monday of this week, funeral services being conducted by Rev. Fr. Harrington of Shell Lake in the St. Francis de Sales Catholic church in this city at 10:00 a.m., and interment made in Calvary cemetery here.

John Paffel, whose passing we mentioned briefly in our last issue, was born at Beaver Dam, Wis., January 6, 1854, being therefore 75 years of age at time of death.  He spent the early years of his life at Beaver Dam and was united in marriage with Miss Mary Haider at that place in April, 1882.  To this union twelve children were born, two of whom, John and Helen, preceded him to the grave.  The wife passed away on Jan. 11, 1918.

The subject of this sketch engaged in railroad work soon after his marriage, being employed as brakeman on the Omaha road and coming to Spooner from Ashland in 1886.  Arriving here at that early date, deceased was one of the few surviving settlers of Spooner's early history, watching the community develop from practical wilderness to its present state of development.  He continued his work as brakeman until 1889, when he lost a leg in an accident while engaged in switching at Hayward.

Following this sad misfortune, he engaged in business in Spooner, continuing in same until 1899, when he purchased the farm situated two miles south of the city, which has been the family home since and where he lived until last fall, when he was taken to St. John's sanitarium in Springfield, Ill., for medical treatment.  Death claimed him there April 8, 1929, at 11:00 p.m., his ailment being tuberculosis of the throat and lungs.

The remains were returned here last Saturday, lying in state at the Roberts Mortuary until the date of the funeral.

Surviving children are, Frank, Anton, Mrs. Ralph Carlson, William, Mrs. W. Harrington and Dan, of Spooner; Mrs. Jack Bartosic, of Oskaloosa, Iowa; Carl, of Phelps, Wis.; Sister Bernolda, of Springfield, Ill.; and Joseph, of Walworth, Wis.  All were in attendance at the funeral with the exception of Sister Bernolda, who was unable to make the trip here.  Deceased also leaves twenty-five grandchildren.  Six sons acted as pall bearers at the funeral.

Others who were here to attend the last rites were Anton Haider, of Beaver Dam; John Ruth, of Alma Center; and Mrs. Mary Gallup, of Cable.

A large number of friends attended the services, thus paying their respects to the memory of the departed one, who has gone to his peaceful rest after a long and useful life.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 18 Apr 1929, page 1

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PAFFEL, Mrs. Joseph

Mrs. Joseph Paffel died last Monday.  Her remains were taken to Ashland Tuesday for burial.  She leaves a little child about two weeks old.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Register, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 24 Jun 1893

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PARKER, Frederick Donald

Frederick donald Parker was born at Dallas, Wis., on August 7, 1880, and died Sunday, January 22 at the Shell Lake hospital following a long illness.  he was 81 years of age.

He was the son of Caleb and Nettie Parker and attended school at Dallas.  The family moved to Shell Lake and the Madge area when he was 15 years of age.  He was married on March 15, 1902 to Margaret Mullen at Madge.  He had been a resident of this area for 66 years, and formerly served as a mail carrier, and prior to his retirement was village maintenance man for many years.

A prayer service was held at the Blume Funeral Home at Shell Lake Tuesday at 9 p.m. and funeral services were held at the Blume Funeral Home Wednesday, January 25, at 2 p.m., Rev. James Miller officiating, burial in Shell Lake cemetery.  Pallbearers were Ole Flottum, Earl Reinhart, Vernon Nellman, Everett Rounce, Louis Villella and Marshall Poquette.

He is survived by his wife; five sons, Frederick, of Spooner, Vernon, Howard and Dean, all of Shell Lake, and Ernest of Madison; five daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Marie) Reinhart, Shell Lake, Mrs. Von (Pearl) West, Trego; Mrs. Oderic (Gladys) Donatell, Spooner; Mrs. Laurel (Margaret) Knight, Baraboo, and Mrs. Paul (Phyllis) Klabunde, Shell Lake; two sisters, Mrs. Alma Schultz and Mrs. Carrie Cole, both of Shell Lake; 50 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons and a daughter.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 26 Jan 1961, page 8

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PARKS, Robert M.

Robert M. Parks, one of the community's most highly respected and public spirited citizens and successful farmer, died at 5:15 o'clock Monday afternoon, January 11, 1937, at the Lutheran hospital in Eau Claire, Wis.  He was 60 years old.

The body was brought to Shell Lake by the Raas Funeral Home where it now lies in state until the funeral which has been arranged for Thursday afternoon (today) at 1:30 from the home and 2:00 at the Methodist church in Shell Lake.  Rev. L. Lockhart will officiate in the last sacred rites and tribute to an outstanding character in the community.

Those from out of town who attended the funeral were:  Harry Parks, Amboy, Minnesota, Miss Christina Sharp and Wilbur Roe of Winnebago, Minnesota; Mrs. Lawrence Doolittle and Mrs. Chet Olsen of Truman, Minnesota.

The acting pallbearers were William Coleman, B. Gronning, Gust Washkun, Gust Carlson, Carl Hogness and Fred Bruckman.

Mr. Parks' robust health and active physique did not reveal any pre-warning of his untimely death which was a shock to the community.  The end followed a paralytic stroke, brought on by internal hemorrhages.  His first illness began on December 21 and was taken to the hospital on Christmas Eve where every available medical resource was administered but to no avail.  All the children were at his bedside when he died.

Robert Merril Parks was born at Moores Forks, N. Y., on May 13, 1876.  When only a few years old he came with his parents to Amboy, Blue Earth county, Minnesota.  At twenty-one he was married to Edith Blanche Roe on March 2, 1897 and they made their home at Hancock, Minnesota, where two children were born, until in 1902 when they moved to Shell Lake.

Five children survive his great loss, namely, Richard, Loren, and Leonard; Martha and Ethel.  Merril, the oldest, passed away Sept. 27, 1938, and Mrs. Parks died on Oct. 6, 1933.  Besides the family the following remain, 3 grandchildren, Joyce, Robert and Marlys Parks, five sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Doolittle, Truman, Minn.; Mrs. Samuel Allen, Amboy, Minn.; Mrs. Nellie Smith, and Mrs. Zada Roe, Winnebago, Minnesota and Pearl Parks, Amboy, Minn.; two brothers, Herry Parks, Amboy, Minn.; and Edward Parks, Blue Earth, Minnesota.

Mr. Parks served as assessor for the Town of Barronett for 11 years; served as president of the creamery for the first 5 years after the creamery was built.  His untiring efforts were responsible for organizing the creamery as he worked hard in selling shares, and he usually finished what he started.  At the time of his death he was president of the Bashaw Valley Telephone Company since 1928.  He was one of the early settlers and was honest at work with everybody he met.  He was a true citizen and a great helper to his family and friends.  He also helped to build a number of roads in the town of Barronett.

The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved.

-Transcribed from the Washburn County Register, Shell Lake, Washburn Co., WI, 14 Jan 1937

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PARSON, Lillian

Lillian Parson, 81, Dies at Scott Home

Lillian a. Parson, 81, a resident of the Town of Scott, passed away Sunday, February 5, at her home on Big McKenzie Lake, following a lengthy illnes..

She was born August 9, 1896 at Sterling, Ill.  She was united in marriage to Wayne F. Glassburn at Ames, Ia. in 1915.  He passed away in 1919.  She was then married to Walter O. Parson in 1926 at Dixon, Ill.  They moved to the Spooner area in 1965.  He preceded her in death in 1966.

She is survived by one son, John Glassburn, Star Rte., Spooner.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Scalzo Funeral Home with the Rev. Veryl E. Schubert officiating.  Spring burial will take place at the Spooner Cemetery.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, Thursday, 09 Feb 1978, page 8

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PAULSON, Ronald Lee

RONALD L. PAULSON DIES AT AGE 44

Ronald Lee Paulson, age 44, resident of Spooner, passed away on Thursday, February 14, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn.

He was born in Chicago, Ill. on December 29, 1929, and resided at Orland Park, Ill., until June 1969 when he came to Spooner, when he and Mrs. Paulson took over operation of the Corral Bar.  He was a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; one daughter, Terri Lee Paulson of Blue Island, Ill.; his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Shoney, of Chicago, Ill.

Funeral services were held on Monday, February 18, at 1:30 p.m. at Dahl Funeral Home, Rev. David Peterson officiated, burial in Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 21 Feb 1974

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PELLMANN, Kenneth R.

Former Trego Man, Ken Pellmann, Dies

Kenneth H. Pellmann, 70, former owner of the Bil-Mar Motel at Trego, more recently of near Poynette, died there Friday, January 27.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; six sons, Gary of McFarland, Curt of Waukesha, Randy of Marshall, Lance of Waukesha, Lex of Marshall, and Roger, at home; seven daughters, Mrs. Roger (Sherlyn) Tremaine of Marshall, Mrs. Timothy (Coreen) Schultz of Big Bend, Mrs. Ronald (Penny) Suhr of Watertown, Mrs. Richard (Laurie) Nelson of Rice Lake, Diane, Luann and Gina Beth, at home; a brother, Lyle of Jefferson; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Gladys) Thomas of Wardensville, W. Va., and Mrs. Howard (Delores) Mauritz of Janesville; 16 grandchildren.

Funeral services were frm the Pflanz Funeral Home, Poynett, on January 30.  Interment was in the Hillside Cemetery.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, Thursday, 09 Feb 1978, page 8

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PETERSON, Marilyn (nee JOHNSON)

MARILYN PETERSON, 59 MADGE NATIVE, DIES

Mrs. Donald (Marilyn) Peterson, age 59, of Madison, died on October 18, 1981 at a Madison hospital.

Marilyn, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Johnson of Shell Lake, was born August 3, 1922 and grew up in the community of Madge.  She was a 1940 graduate of Spooner High School and a University of Wisconsin - Superior.  She taught school in the Sparta area for a number of years.

She is survived by her husband, Don of Madison; a son, Ray of Rockford, Ill.; one sister, Enid Calhoun of Madison; two brothers, Kermit of Owensboro, Kentucky, and Leland of Shell Lake; two nieces and four nephews.  Her parents, one sister, Florence Adams; and two brothers, Harland and Ken, preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held in Madison, with burial in the Sunset Memorial Gardens.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 29 Oct 1981, page 6

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PFUNDHELLER, Emma (Mrs. Otto)

PNEUMONIA CLAIMS MRS. PFUNDHELLER

Mrs. Otto Pfundheller died of pneumonia at her home at Evergreen, Monday morning at 1:30 o'clock after a short illness of six days.

Emma Sivebert was born at Beaver Dam, Wis., April 5th, 1880.  In 1898 she was united in marriage to Mr. Otto Pfundheller.  The first years of their wedded life they resided in Iowa, then Minnesota.  Thirteen years ago they came to Spooner and located on their farm at Evergreen where they have lived ever since.  Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home, Rev. J. T. Kneen officated, interment in Spooner cemetery.  Besides her husband she is survived by eight children, Fred, Albert, Oscar, Edward, Robert, Gilbert, Alice and Carley, her parents who reside in Iowa, two sisters and one brother.

This dear wife and mother will be greatly missed in her home circle and the heartfelt sympathy goes from us all to the bereaved husband and motherless children.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 03 Jan 1919, page 1

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POLKOSKI, Ted Peter

TED POLKOSKI, 68 CASEY RETIREE RIGHTS HELD

Ted Peter Polkowski [sic], age 68, a resident of the Town of Casey, passed away on Saturday, October 24, 1981, at his home.

He was born on February 22, 1913 in Superior and for many years was a resident of Ingleside, Ill., where he was employed as a millwright.  Upon his retirement he moved to the Town of Casey and lived on Sunfish Lake.

On September 19, 1955 he was united in marriage to Celina Quast in Waukegan, Ill.  He was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church of Spooner and a veteran of World War II.  He was also a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Celina; four brothers, Nick of Shell Lake, Phillip of Allantown, N. Y., Albin of Milwaukee, Alex of Marquette, Mich.; four sisters, Suzie Goetsch of Iron River, Sophie Suckra of East Moline, Ill., Bernice Stupprich of Alton, Ill., Mary Baldwin of Milwaukee.

Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, 11 a.m., at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Spooner, Rev. Fr. Dean Buttrick officated.  Following cremation, burial will be [in] the Veterans Cemetery.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 29 Oct 1981, page 6

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PREMO, Henry

Henry Premo died at his home here Thursday morning, Sept. 2nd, at 10 a.m., of rheumatic paralysis, age 53 years.  He suffered over six years and was confined to the house over four years.  He leaves a devoted wife and four children - two sons and two daughters - to mourn his loss.  Deceased served four years in the civil war, enlisting as a private in Company B, 12th Regiment Wis. Vol.  he was a charter member of Spooner Lodge A. O. U. W., and always took an active interest in it while his health permitted.  he was an employe of the Northwestern and Omaha railroad companies for over fifteen years; he moved here in 1886 from Baraboo, and built one of the first houses in the village, where he has lived.  He was of kind disposition and was always ready to help the needy and suffering.  he was a great sufferer in his last days, and for the past three yeas has had to have constant care and attention day and night.  His remains were laid away in the Spooner cemetery under the auspices of the A. O. U. W. society, Rev. Geo. Brown conducting the religious rites.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Register, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 04 Sep 1897, page 1

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PYTEL, John L.

John L. PYTEL, 77, who had lived at Cable Lake in the Town of Evergreen for 34 years and had worked at the Department of Natural Resources' Spooner fish hatchery for 18 years before retiring in 1966, died last Friday (02 Jul 1982) at Indianhead Medical Center.

Pytel was born in Chicago July 26, 1904.  He was raised in Cicero where he was married Sept. 3, 1927.  Pytel continued to live in Cicero until moving to Cable Lake in 1948.

Survivors include his widow, Marie; a son, Louis, and daughter, Mrs. Raymond Hartman, both of Minneapolis; two grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He also is survived by brothers and sisters.

Graveside services were held Sunday at the Spooner Cemetery.

-Transcribed from the Washburn County Register, Shell Lake, Washburn Co., WI, 08 Jul 1982

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