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Simon Dado
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012
Modified: Thursday, May 5, 2022

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    Index to ancestors of
    1. Muriel Laverne Dado Linder

    This index will make it slightly easier to navigate my notes (the initial number is the Ahnentafel number.)
    1. Father - Joseph H Dado
    2. Mother - Clara Thorissa Anderson
    3. Grandfather - Simon Dado
    4. Grandmother - Pearl Varhol
    5. Grandfather - Thomas Anderson
    6. Grandmother - Carrie Thompson
    7. Great-Grandfather - Joannes (John) Degyo *
    8. Great-Grandmother - Anna Cucvara *
    9. Great-Grandfather - Andrew Varchol
    10. Great-Grandmother - Anna Szarics
    11. Great-Grandfather - Olaf Anderson/Anders Olsen Briskodden
    12. Great-Grandmother - Annie Olson/Anne Olsdatter Farsjø
    13. Great-Grandfather - Arne Thompson
    14. Great-Grandmother - Eli Eriksdatter Aaberg
    15. Great-Great-Grandfather - Petrus Degyo *
    16. Great-Great-Grandmother - Anna ? *
    17. Great-Great-Grandfather - Daniel Cucvara
    18. Great-Great-Grandmother - Anna ? *
    19. Great-Great-Grandfather - Nicholas Varhol
    20. Great-Great-Grandmother - Anna Boris
    21. Great-Great-Grandfather - Joannes ?? Szarics *
    22. Great-Great-Grandmother - Unknown
    23. Great-Great-Grandfather - Ole Olson
    24. Great-Great-Grandmother - Anne Andersdatter
    25. Great-Great-Grandfather - Ole Nilsmundsen Farsjø
    26. Great-Great-Grandmother - Asborg Thomasdatter Våje
    27. Great-Great-Grandfather - Tosten Anderson Udgaardsbratten
    28. Great-Great-Grandmother - Anne Amundsdatter
    29. Great-Great-Grandfather - Erik Andersen Aaberg
    30. Great-Great-Grandmother - Kari Hansdatter

    * Assumed

    Simon "Sam" Dado

    Sam and Pearl Dado (left) with Martin and Anna Dado (right)



    "Sam Dado came from Europe and was a hard coal miner in Sheppton, Pennsylvania. Finding mining to be a hazardous occupation he left and came to Minneapolis in 1907 and to the Clayton area in 1914."

    His burial is in Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cemetery

    Simon Dido in 1900 Census document. Names oddly correspond to the correct siblings, but Mary is listed as Wife and birth dates don't match other records.

    His Family

    Martin Dado

    Known as Jim
    • Spouse: Anna Soltysiak 1896-1999
    • Daughter: Gloria Anna 1926-2004
      • Spouse: David Otto Johnson

    Anna Dado

    1893-1985 Find A Grave

    Mary Dado


    Joseph Dado

    Twin brother Sam died at birth
    • Spouse: Clara Thorissa Anderson 1904-2000
    • Son: Spencer Jay Dado 1929-1931
      Died from leukemia
    • Daughter: Muriel Laverne Dado 1932-
      • Spouse: Rudolph Walfred Linder 1928-
      • Son: Roger Dale Linder 1953-
        • Spouse: Cecelia Ann Bennett 1956-
        • Son: Matthew Steven Linder 1980-
          • Spouse: Catherine M Bailey 1983-
            Changed name to Katherine at marriage
            Divorced 2013
          • Daughter: Diana Grace Linder 2010-
          • Spouse: Sara Larossa
          • Son: Kendrick Isaac Linder 11 October 2017
          • Daughter: Lauryn Imani Linder 11 October 2017
        • Son: Bradley Joel Linder
      • Son: Michael Scott Linder
        Changed name to Michael Scully-Linder when marrying Peggy Scully
        • Spouse: Brenda June Clark 1959- (Divorced)
        • Daughter: Megan Christine Linder 1981-
          • Spouse: Brett Alan Denison 1970-
          • Daughter: Caitlin Johanna Ash Denison 2004-
          • Son: Jack Alan Michael Denison 2009-
        • Daughter: Kathryn Elizabeth Linder 1983- (Katie)
          • Spouse: Benjamin Winter
        • Daughter: Sarah Claire Linder
          • Spouse: Justin Vallelonga (Divorced)
        • Spouse: Ranea Gibbons (Divorced)
        • Spouse: Margaret Scully 1958- (Peggy)
      • Daughter: Tracy Karen Linder
        • Spouse: Jeffrey E Bowen 1960-
        • Son: Jarred Daniel Bowen 1983-
          • Spouse: Sarah Beth Brooks
        • Son: Travis Joseph Bowen 1988-
        • Daughter: Krista Elise Bowen 1991-
          • Spouse: Eric Davis 1990-
          • Son: Hunter Davis

    Andrew Dado

    • Spouse: Susie Haffich
    • Daughter: Irene Avril Dado 27 February 1928 - 2 December 2019
    • Daughter: Genevieve Adele Dado 1930 - 6 January 2003
      • Spouse: Leo Burton Bruder
      • Daughter: Sharon Bruder
      • Daughter: Laura Susan Bruder
        • Spouse: ? Louis
      • Daughter: Kimberly Anne Bruder
        • Spouse: Michael Allen Kirk
        • Daughter: Angela Rae Kirk
          • Spouse: Jeremy Joseph Snitker
          • Son: Trevor James Snitker
          • Daughter: Tristin Mckayla Snitker
          • Spouse: Gene
        • Son: Chad Michael Kirk
          • Spouse: Maria Lynn Cavalier
          • Daughter: Alexis Malynn Kirk
          • Spouse: Pamela Christine Gibson
          • Son: Ethan John Kirk
          • Spouse: Laura Anne Ivey
        • Son: Adam Richard Kirk
          • Spouse: Tabitha Lawrimore
          • Son: Andrew Michael Kirk
          • Daughter: Teauna Marie Kirk
          • Spouse: Lisa Marie Ouellette
        • Son: Joshua David Kirk
          • Son: Austin M Anderson
          • Son: Kenneth Charles Kirk (Mother: Cheyanne Hiemstra)
          • Son: Austin Bailey Kirk (Mother: Valerie Wood)
          • Daughter: Audrina Anderson
      • Son: David Leo Bruder
        • Spouse: Corriene Marie Larson Married 19 April 1977
        • Daughter: Dena Bruder
          • Spouse: John Stuart Evans
        • Daughter: Anna Bruder
        • Spouse: Diane Elizabeth Wright
        • Son: Timothy Chad Olson
        • Daughter: Janessa Elizabeth Olson
      • Daughter: Vicki Lynne Bruder
      • Son: Daniel Lynn Bruder
      • Son: Jeffry Allen Bruder
        • Spouse: Jenny
    • Daughter: Laurice Ann Dado
      • Spouse: Gerald S Raffesberger
      • Daughter: Jeanne Raffesberger
        • Spouse: Pichler
        • Son: George A Pichler
        • Son: FrankAnton Pichler
        • Spouse: ?
        • Daughter: Rachel Sierra Raffesberger
      • Son: Donald Raffesberger
      • Son: Richard Raffesberger
      • Spouse: Chester Wesley Lou Lambert
        Chester Wesley Lou Lambert of Osceola died at Christian Community Home on March 21, 2012. after a brief bout with cancer. He was 75.

        Wes was born Sept. 20, 1936, in Princeton, Minn., to Chester and Ann Lambert. In 1956, he joined the Pittsburgh Fleet of the Merchant Marine and sailed the Great Lakes on ore boats, then went on to work for many years as an iron worker/welder with Pioneer/Portec. He was married in Shell Lake on July 1, 1970 to Laurice Raffesberger (nee Dado) and was blessed with one daughter, Sharon, and also acquired three stepchildren: Jeanne, Donald and Richard Raffesberger. Wes was an avid hunter, loved metal detecting and enjoyed being in the outdoors.

        He was preceded in death by his father, Chet, his mother, Ann, brothers Lester and Duane and sister, Faye.

        He is survived by his wife, Laurice of Osceola; daughter, Sharon of Fridley, Minn.; sister Janet Freudenberg of Princeton, sister-in-law Betty Lambert of Princeton; stepdaughter Jeanne Raffesberger of Fridley, stepson Donald Raffesberger of Carlsbad, Calif., and stepson Richard Raffesberger (Deb Rose) of Osceola; and seven step-grandchildren: Nichole McVeigh, Jaime Meyer, Susan Moon, George Pichler, Frank Pichler, Rachel Raffesberger and Emily Raffesberger and seven step-great-grandchildren.

        There will be no services. Private family interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Osceola.

      • Daughter: Sharon Lambert
    • Son: Andrew W Dado, Jr.
      • Spouse: Joan Lucille Armstrong 23 May 1939 - 19 December 2015 Obituary
        Joan L. Dado

        Born: May 23, 1939

        Died: Dec. 19, 2015

        Joan L. Dado, of Lake City passed away Saturday, December 19, 2015, at her home. She was 76.

        Joan was born May 23, 1939, in Dunn County, Wisconsin to Durward and Ethel (Phelps) Armstrong , who preceded her in death.

        Joan was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother who had a passion for gardening, decorating, housekeeping, and listening to music, but most of all she loved spending time with her family. Joan also had a special place in her heart for animals. Above all, Joan was a dedicated Christian who loved God and supported her husband in his ministry for over 50 years. She was currently a member of the Lake City Free Methodist Church. Joan was a sweet, caring person, greatly loved by all who knew her.

        On May 17, 1958, she married Andrew W. Dado and he survives her along with their children, Margo (Bruce) McIntyre, Connie (Roger) Francoeur, Marcia Dado and Corinne (Rick) Toth;

        grandchildren, Stephanie (Andrew) Braun (children, Xander, Sebastian, Aksel, Zackary); Jonathan (Lisa) McIntyre (children, Felix); Michael McIntyre; Thomas Francoeur, Christopher (Shannon) Francoeur (children, David, Haley, Alex, Emily); Nicole (Travis) Thornton; Anna (Will) Pollington (children, Caden); Ashley Moore (fianc Jason) (children: Eleanor, Preston, Holden); Andrew Moore (fianc Chelsea); Samantha, Glenn, Barbara and Russell Toth; siblings, Nellie Trandum, Lucy Johnson, Ruth Thompson, Jimmy (Cathy) Armstrong, Shirley Armstrong, Paul Armstrong; sisters-in-law, Irene Paulson, Laurice Lambert; and many nieces and nephews.

        In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Armstrong; a sister, Lurene Smith; and parents-in-law, Andrew and Susie Dado.

        Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac with Pastor Michael Dunn officiating. Friends may meet the family Tuesday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Old Jennings Cemetery in Missaukee County.

      • Daughter: Margo Ellen Dado
        • Spouse: Bruce McIntyre
        • Daughter: Stephanie McIntyre
          • Spouse: Andrew Braun
          • Son: Xander Braun
          • Son: Sebastian Braun
          • Son: Aksel Braun
          • Son: Zackary Braun
        • Son: Jonathan McIntyre
          • Spouse: Lisa
          • Son: Felix McIntyre
        • Son: Michael McIntyre
      • Daughter: Connie Joan Dado
        • Spouse: Craig Robert DeJonge
        • Spouse: Roger Francoeur
        • Step-Son: Christopher Francoeur Son of Darla Wadley
          • Spouse: Shannon
          • Son: David Francoeur
          • Daughter: Haley Francoeur
          • Son: Alex Francoeur
          • Daughter Emily Francoeur
        • Step-Daughter: Nicole Francoeur daughter of Darla Wadley
          • Spouse: Travis Thornton
        • Son: Thomas Roger Francoeur
      • Daughter: Marcia Marie Dado
      • Daughter: Corinne Sue Dado
        • Spouse: Rick Toth
        • Daughter: Samantha Toth
        • Son: Glenn Toth
        • Daughter: Barbara Toth
        • Son: Russell Toth

    John Dado

    Peter Dado

    14 September 1906 - 24 November 1964
    • Spouse: Alma B Stafsholt
    • Step-Daughter: Elaine Louise Heibel 1932 - 1977
      • Spouse: Stanley Leo Moritko 1931 - 2016
      • Daughter: Lynn Marie Moritko 1951 -
        • Spouse: Douglas Stewart Sheppard 1949 -
        • Son: Sean Stewart Sheppard 1970 - 1970
        • Spouse: Terrence Curtis Wallace 4 December 1949 - 24 June 2015
          Wallace, Terrence C. age 65, of Milaca, died Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Fairview Northland Hospital in Princeton. He was born on December 4, 1949 in Minneapolis to Pat & Marcella (Tesmer) Wallace. He grew up in Minneapolis and moved up to Mille Lacs County in 1979. He was united in marriage to Kimberly Marie Gunerius on December 18, 1995 in Mille Lacs County. He was a wonderful father to his three girls and the most amazing "Papa". Survivors include his wife Kimberly of Milaca; daughters, Terah (Brandon) Wallace-Ketz of Blaine; Lena (Shea) Segelstrom of Washington State; Megan (Nathen Tower) Wallace of Fargo, ND; siblings, Patricia (Jerry) Anderson, Michelle (Jerry) Kunkel, Carol (Rome) Stonestrom, Timothy Wallace, Michael (Melody) Wallace, Brett Wallace, Laurie (Cory) Smith, Steve Anderson. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Paige, Brooklyn, Chloe, Belize, Korben, Zealand, Charlie, Sahara, Sterling, Leilyn, Maria, Lucy, and Sophie. Not to forget the many nieces and nephews that adored him. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial services will be 2 PM Saturday, July 11, 2015 at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness in Princeton. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to services at the Hall in Princeton. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Princeton.
        • Daughter: Terah Angel Wallace 1977 -
        • Daughter: Lena Kathleen Wallace 1981 -
          • Spouse: Shea Segelstrom
        • Daughter: Megan Wallace
          • Spouse: Nathen Tower
      • Daughter: Kathline Ellen Moritko 1952 -
        • Spouse: Clarence A Johnson 1951 -
      • Daughter: Peggy Ann Moritko 1953 -
        • Spouse: Dennis James Ashlin 1951 -
        • Son: William James Ashlin 1977 -
        • Daughter: Cheri Diane Ashlin 1979 -
      • Son: David Stanley Moritko 1960 -
      • Son: Lawrence Edward Moritko 1964 -
        • Spouse: Jennifer Marie Engels 1965 -
        • Daughter: Rachel Erin Moritko 1994 -
        • Son: Eric James Moritko 1997 -
    • Step-Daughter: Eleanor Lois Heibel 1 January 1936 - 11 March 1987
      • Spouse: Robert G Waterfield 1936 - 1965
    • Spouse: Lucy

    Suzanne Theresa Dado

    11 May 1910 - 8 April 1996

    Michael Edward Dado

    18 October 1912 - 23 February 2006

    Helen Margaret Dado

    15 September 1915 - 2 December 2007

    Dado Immigration

    Family stories have indicated that the Dado family immigrated from near the Carpathian Mountains in the area then known as Austria-Hungary. Family members spoke Russian, and established themselves with the Russian Orthodox Church in America.

    Dedjo/Dedyo family name

    Some sources indicate that the family name may once have been spelled Dedjo or Dedyo. A Joseph Dedyo is mentioned as having been a brother to Simon, but no additional information is known about him, other than he may have settled in New Jersey.

    Searching for the Dedjo name, I found these references:

    • Draft Registration card for George Dedjo, born November 8, 1878, in Torchonowicha, Poland and resided in Rillton, Sewickley Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania at the time of the registration, 1942. His wife was listed as Mrs. George Dedjo
    • Presumably the same man, George Dedjo, Sr's SSDI record indicates his birth as November 7, 1877
      First Name: 	George
      Last Name: 	Dedjo Sr
      Birth Date: 	7 November 1877
      Social Security Number: 	209-01-8683
      Place of Issuance: 	Pennsylvania
      Last Residence: 	Lowber, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania 15660
      Death Date: 	January 1971
      Estimated Age at Death: 	94
    • Antonin Dedjo arrived in 1902 from Austria
      First Name: 	Antonin
      Last Name: 	Dedjo
      Ethnicity: 	Austria, Austrian
      Last Place of Residence: 	Wiszatyce
      Date of Arrival: 	Nov 20, 1902
      Age at Arrival:  33y    Gender:  M    Marital Status:  M  
      Ship of Travel: 	Friedrich der Grosse
      Port of Departure: 	Bremen
      Manifest Line Number: 	0013
    • Anna Dedjo is identified on a passenger list "New York City Immigrants (Austria, Galicia, Poland), 1892"
    • Catherina Dedjo is found in Family Search, born in 1825. Her parent are listed as Basilius Dedjo, born 1799, and Anna Krusko, born 1804. They were married in 1824.
    • Additionally, lists records for Alfred Dedjo, D.C.; Ruby M Dedjo, D.C.; Harriet W Dedjo, D.C. and spouse Rufus L Dedjo;

    Searching for the Dedyo name turned up these references

    • Joseph Dedyo (1894 - 1980) Yonkers, Westchester County, NY (New York), 10701 (Nephew)
    • Mary Dedyo (1895 - 1993) Yonkers, Westchester County, NY (New York), 10701 (Spouse of Nephew)
    • Family Search has a number of matches for Dedyo


    Frances M. Cotch

    Frances Mae Cotch
    February 22, 1927 - March 06, 2018

    Frances Mae Cotch age 91, of Amery, Wisconsin passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Comforts of Home Assisted Living in Hudson, Wisconsin.

    Frances was born on February 22, 1927 to Carl and Maline (Western) Christopherson in Stanley, Wisconsin. Frances attended and graduated from Greenwood High School in 1945. She graduated with a teaching certificate from Eau Claire State Teachers College and a master’s degree in 1972 from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She married Walter Cotch on June 2, 1950 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Menomonie, WI. They made their home in Clayton, WI and later moved to Amery, WI. She was a teacher at Clayton for many years. Walter preceded her in death on September 18, 1998. She married Jerome (Bud) Anderson in September 2004 and he preceded her in death in December of 2006. Frances was a proud Member of the Sons of Norway, Amery Red Hats, Homemakers and a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Amery, as well as many other organizations. Frances was a volunteer at Amery Hospital and Schools. In addition, she served as the Vice President of the Synodical Women’s Organization for the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin. In her free time, she enjoyed traveling to many different places, including South America and Europe. She enjoyed knitting prayer shawls, quilting, playing the organ, piano and psalmodikan. Most of all she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, she especially loved playing a game of chicken foot with her family.

    Frances is survived by 2 sons, Keith (Diane) of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Darrel (Julie) of Eagan, Minnesota; daughter, Renee (Dennis) Miller of Meridian, Idaho; 4 grandchildren, Brianna (Zane) Woolsey, Bryan (Melissa) Cotch, Kevin (Sheireen Moin) Cotch and Samuel (Lydia Hannah) Cotch. 3 great grandchildren, Ellianna, Carter and Vivian. She is also survived by 3 step-grandchildren and 10 step-great grandchildren; Her cousins Oliver (Suny) Agerlie, Clarice (Kieth) Anderson, Gordon (Carol) Kalkind , two sister in laws, Verna Cotch, Irene Kaehler and many nieces, nephews and special friends.

    Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church with Pastor Keith Ruehlow officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 – 7 PM on Friday at Williamson-White Funeral Home and one hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday. A private family interment will take place at a later date.

    Lawrence "Larry" Cotch

    1 January 1932 - 21 January 2018
    Larry Cotch of Clayton, WI died Sunday January 21, 2018 at Golden Age Manor in Amery, WI at the age of 86, surrounded by family.

    Larry Cotch was born on January 1, 1932 in rural Clayton to John and Mary (Dado) Cotch. He graduated from Clayton High School in 1950. On February 14, 1952, he married Verna Dietrich in Pine City, MN. Shortly after, they moved to Albuquerque, NM, and then returned to Clayton after 1.5 years. Upon return, Larry worked for Anderson Windows for a short while, until he was laid off. He then was hired at Stella Cheese in Clayton, where he worked for 39 years, until his retirement. In his spare time, Larry enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, card playing and had a love for wine making, with many enjoying the fruits of his labor. And of course, in true Wisconsin fashion, he loved the Packers. Family was the center of his life, expressing extreme love and pride for his wife, son and daughter-in-law, but especially his grandchildren.

    Larry was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Cotch and siblings: John Cotch, Mike Cotch, Elaine (Cotch) Bjurstrom, Walter Cotch, Alvin Cotch, Robert Cotch and infant sister, Marlyn Cotch.

    Larry is survived by his wife of 65 years, Verna Cotch of Clayton, WI; son, Darren (Carrie) Cotch of Elk River, MN; grandchildren, Kennedy Cotch and Carter Cotch; sister, Irene (Cotch) Kaehler of Barron, WI; sister-in-law, Frances Cotch of Hudson and many nephews, nieces, family and friends.

    Larry was always the life of the party and spent his life building relationships with many people. That has been evident from all the love and support over the past weeks & months during his illness.

    Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, January 26, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in the village of Clayton. A visitation will be held from 4-7 PM on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the Williamson – White Funeral Home in Amery, WI with a prayer service following. A visitation will also be held the hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at the Clayton Cemetery. Casketbearers are: Henry Kaehler, Alan Cotch, David Bjurstrom, Keith Cotch, Barry Schaffer and Brian Fellrath.

    Floyd A. Bjurstrom

    Floyd Alvin Bjurstrom was born on October 8, 1921 in Clayton, Wisconsin, the son of Frank and Ellen (Anderson) Bjurstrom. He grew up in Clayton and graduated from Clayton High School. Floyd farmed, but his major employment was as a parts man for John Deere working for Wilson Implement which became Polfus Implement. On October 25 of 1940 he was united in marriage to Elaine Cotch and together they had two children. In 1967 they sold their dairy herd, but still remained on the farm. Floyd and Elaine were fixtures at Clayton Sports events and supported the Clayton athletes with a passion. Floyd enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing for pan fish. About seven years ago they left the farm and moved to Clear Lake. He had to travel to Stillwater three days a week for dialysis. Three years ago they moved to Somerset to be closer to family and also to have less travel for medical care. With the help of others Floyd was able to remain in his home after Elaine’s death. He had been hospitalized and then moved to Deerfield Gables in New Richmond where he had been for three days before he died on Wednesday August 11, 2010 at the age of 88 years. Preceded in death by his wife Elaine, his parents, sister Ruby Monio, brother Melvin Bjurstrom, and great grandson Logan Miller. Left to celebrate his life are his children: David (Margaret) Bjurstrom and Carol (Bill) Curtis; grandchildren: Leslie (Kyle) Thomas, Kelly (Jason) Lundwall, Ryan Bjurstrom, Lauren Rathai, Conni (Todd) Outcelt, Kim (Steve) Hartke, Melissa (Todd) Miller and Terry (John) Degnan; great grandchildren: Cole, Garrett, Ethan, Avery, Anna, William, Nicole, Christopher, Alexis, Tanner, Dawson, Jack and Julia. He also leaves one sister Violet Wendt as well as other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 16 at 11:00 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin with Pastor David Emmons officiating. Vocalists will be Connie, William and Anna Outcelt. Organist will be Joan Meyer. Interment will be at the Clayton Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, August 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home and for the hour prior to the service at the church.

    Irene Cotch Kaehler

    Irene Kaehler age 99, of Rice Lake, Wisconsin went to be with her Lord Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Heritage Lakeside in Rice Lake, Wisconsin.

    Irene was born on October 17, 1918 in Hartshorne, Oklahoma to John and Mary (Dado) Cotch and moved to the Clayton area at one year old. She attended Sunny Slope School. In 1932 she went to work at the Clayton hotel where she learned to cook from Mrs. Jacoby.

    On October 24, 1937 she married Henry Kaehler at the Russian Orthodox Church. In 1941 they moved to Minneapolis and returned to Clayton in 1945. Irene worked briefly at Doughboy in New Richmond. Irene and her sister, Elaine operated the Magnor Café in 1953 and 1954. In 1992 she moved to St. Paul, Minnesota to live near her daughter and in July of 2012 returned to live in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Irene spent many winters in Laughlin, Nevada enjoying the casinos and warm temperatures as well as travelling the United States. Irene enjoyed walking, cooking, gardening and beautiful flowers. However, Irene was the happiest when she was surrounded by family and friends. At family gatherings, she can be remembered for sharing many laughs and special memories with those around her. She welcomed everyone into her home making those who left feel like family. Irene cared deeply for those she loved and remains in the heart of many. We hold onto her sweet hugs, her words of love and the memories she helped us make.

    Irene was preceded in death by her husband; daughters, Saundra and Cheri; parents John and Mary Cotch, and siblings: John Cotch, Mike Cotch, Elaine (Cotch) Bjurstrom, Walter Cotch, Alvin Cotch, Larry Cotch, Robert Cotch and infant sister, Marlyn Cotch. Irene is survived by her son, Henry (Judy) Kaehler of Cameron, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Dr. Hank (Johna) Kaehler of Stillwater, Oklahoma; Nikki (Jeff) Hamstead of Edmond, Oklahoma; Robin (Steve) Wanamaker of Lindstrom, Minnesota; Angie (Mike) Bullock of Corpus Christi, Texas; great-grandchildren, Cooper and Peyton Kaehler; Kendra, Jeff and Quinton Hamstead; Michelle (Thomas) Mikasevich of Lino Lakes, Minnesota; Mike Mooney; Zach Bullock and a great-great granddaughter, Riley Mikacevich; sister-in laws Verna Cotch of Clayton and Mary Alice (Bob) Dixon of Clovis, Califronia as well many nieces and nephews.

    Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, March 23, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clayton, Wisconsin. A visitation will be held from 4 – 7 PM on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at the Williamson~White Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service at the Church. Interment will take place at the Clayton Cemetery following the service.

    Saundra Kaehler

    August 29, 1938 - July 05, 2013
    Age 74 of Vadnais Heights. Passed away July 5th surrounded by family after a battle with leukemia. Preceded in death by father Henry Kaehler and sister Cheri. Survived by husband Steven; mother Irene; daughter Robin (Steven) Wanamaker; grandchildren Michelle Mooney (Fiancé Thomas Mikacevich) and Michael Mooney; brother Henry (Judith) Kaehler; step-sons Jason (Corina), Scott and Barry (Lisa); step-grandchildren Cohan, Bryce, Weston and Cayden; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral service Wednesday, July 10th at 10:30 AM (Visitation 9:30 – 10:30 AM) at TRINITY LUTHERAN OF LAKE JOHANNA; 3245 New Brighton Road; Arden Hills. Interment Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 4-8 PM at HOLCOMB-HENRY-BOOM-PURCELL FUNERAL HOME; 515 W. Hwy 96 at Mackubin, Shoreview.

    Genevieve Adele Dado Bruder

    1930 - 6 January 2003 Obituary
    Bruder (Dado) - Genevieve Adele Beloved Wife, Mother Grandmother & Great--Grandmother Age 72, of Lino Lakes, on Jan. 6, 2003. Preceded in death by parents, Andrew and Susie Dado. Survived by husband of 56 years, Leo; children, Sharon (Terry) Miller, Laura Louis, Kimberly (Michael) Kirk, David (Diane), Vicki (Michael) Nowak, Daniel, Jeffry (Jenny); grandchildren, Andrea (Shane) Erdmann, Troy (Kelly) Miller, Christopher Miller, Angela (Gene) Kirk, Chad (Pamela) Kirk, Adam (Tabitha) Kirk, Joshua Kirk, Dena & Anna Bruder, Timothy & Janessa Olson, Amanda & Brandon Nowak, Drake, Elizabeth & Noah Bruder; great-grandchildren, Jessica & Jeramia Matheson, Shaylee & Mason Erdmann, Kahlia & Kianna Miller, Trevor & Tristin Snitker, Alexis, Ethan & Andrew Kirk, Austin Anderson, Kenneth Kirk, Austin Wood; sisters, Irene Paulson, Laurice (Wes) Lambert; brother Andrew Jr. (Joan) Dado; sister-in-law, Geraldine Thompson; also survived by many nieces, nephews, foster grandchildren, family and friends. Funeral service at CROSS OF GLORY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 5472 Adams St., Mounds View, on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 11AM. Visitation at MUELLER-BIES FUNERAL HOME-LINO LAKES, 7050 Lake Dr., on Wednesday (TODAY), from 4-8PM and at the church from 10AM Thursday until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. MUELLER-BIES 651-784-3390.

    Irene Avril Dado Paulson

    Irene Avril (Dado) Paulson, age 91 of Clear Lake, WI, met her Savior, Jesus Christ, when she was called home on December 2, 2019 at Amery Hospital.

    Irene was born on February 27, 1928 in Vance Creek Township to Andrew and Susan (Hoffich) Dado. Raised in the Prairie Farm area, Irene graduated from Prairie Farm High School in just three years and was her class Valedictorian. On May 28, 1949, she married the love of her life, Melvin Paulson.

    Once she and Mel started their family, she was a housewife, raising and nurturing their nine children. They moved several times early in their marriage, finally settling on the Dado homestead. For years the family made their home on this dairy farm, between Clear Lake and Prairie Farm. She found much joy in her gardening and canning during her years as a homemaker.

    Having several sons and grandsons on the Clear Lake Wrestling team, she became a big supporter and fan of Clear Lake Sports. She attended many matches over the past 40 years and traveled to Madison several times for the state tournament.

    Irene attended Reeve Church faithfully for decades, where she was regarded as a prayer warrior. She loved to spend time reading her Bible and in prayer, deepening her walk of faith as she followed Jesus.

    An avid reader who liked to shop, she was active right up to her final days, eating out with friends, attending Bible study, and celebrating family birthdays. She will be missed by her many family members and church family, but all who loved her are happy that she is now with her Savior and those she loved who arrived in Heaven before her.

    Irene is survived by her children, Randy (Mona) Paulson, John (Susan) Paulson, Loren (Kathy) Paulson, Russell (Chris) Paulson, Marilyn Weber, Steven/Maynard (Diane) Paulson, Linda (Don) Rauterkus, Howard Paulson and Peter (Cheryl) Paulson; a brother, Andrew Dado Jr; 32 Grandchildren and 61 Great-Grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Melvin; her parents, Andrew and Susie; 2 sisters, Genevieve (Dado) Bruder and Laurice (Dado) Lambert; sons-in-law Joel Weber and Peter Friedrich; daughter-in-law Darla Paulson; and infant great-granddaughter Allison Landry.

    Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Reeve Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Todd Groat officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 – 8 PM on Friday at the Williamson-White Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the services at the Church. Interment will take place immediately following the service at the Reeve Cemetery.

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    Arrangements were entrusted to the Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services Amery, Wisconsin.

    Allen Roy Libby

    Allen R. Libby, 83, of Vance Creek Township, Barron County, Wisconsin, passed away on March 11, 2021 at Heritage Lakeside Nursing Home in Rice Lake, Wisconsin after a brief stay.

    Allen Roy was born in the Clear Lake area on December 6th, 1937 to Victor and Helen (Dzubay) Libby. Allen grew up and lived in Vance Creek Township his entire life. During his early years he attended Meadowbrook School and Graduated from Clayton High School in 1956. He attended the University of Wisconsin at River Falls for a short time and returned to the family dairy farm to work with his parents. He met Marilyn Pearson at the roller rink in Deronda, Wisconsin and they were married on November 25th, 1960. Together they worked the farm with Victor and Helen for many years. They had three children: Laurie, Carol and Michael.

    Allen was a lifelong member of the Reeve Evangelical Free Church and served there in the capacity of youth leader, Sunday school teacher and Trustee board member. He was one of the charter members of the Barron County Reserve Officer Corps (ROC) and was a part of that organization for over 30 years and also was a member on and later chairman of the Vance Creek town board for over 40 years.

    He and Marilyn took over the farm in 1976 when Victor retired and later formed Libby's Pine Valley Dairy, Inc. He was successful in his farming career, had almost 200 head of dairy cattle, farmed nearly 500 acres of land and did custom combining and hay baling in the area. In addition to his service with the township and the ROC, Allen also served on other boards relating to the township, the Clear Lake Ambulance Board and for a short time on the Clayton School Board.

    Allen was well liked and respected by those who knew him and will be missed by many. Preceding him in death were his wife Marilyn, his parents, Victor and Helen and many aunts and uncles.

    He leaves behind his children; Laurie (Michael) Gargulak, Rice Lake, WI, Carol (Debi Jo) Libby, Urbana, IL and Michael (Cari) Libby, Minneapolis, MN; grandchildren Caitlin (Michael) Brudzinski, Roberts, WI, Allison Gargulak, Tampa, FL and Margaret and Ian Libby, Minneapolis, MN; great-grandchildren Amelia and Bria Brudzinski; sisters Mary Ann (Roger) Klinghagen, Wilmar, MN and Sue (Roger) Theno, Woodbury, MN; and special friend, Marion Hoskins, Almena, WI.

    There will be a graveside service at the Reeve Cemetery on March 20th at 1:30 PM, with Rev. Todd Groat officiating. All are welcome. Please follow COVID-19 protocol, wear a mask and observe social distancing practices.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to the animal rescue of your choice.

    Marilyn H. Libby

    Marilyn H. Libby age 77 of Vance Creek Township, Barron County, WI passed away unexpectedly on October 10, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health Centers in Eau Claire, WI.

    Marilyn Helen Libby was born on May 8, 1940 in Onalaska, WI, the daughter of Axel and Gertrude Moan. She was adopted by F. Napoleon (Pode) and Helen Pearson as a young girl and grew up in the Amery area. Marilyn graduated in 1958 from Amery High School and attended the University of Wisconsin at River Falls, earning a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. On November 25, 1960 she married Allen Libby and moved to the Libby family farm in Vance Creek where she lived for the rest of her life. Together they had three children, Laurie, Carol and Michael. Marilyn taught elementary school at Sprague School in Cumberland, WI, at Connorsville, WI, and also at Clayton, WI. She also waitressed for many years at Wayne's Cafe in Amery and worked alongside Allen on the farm until her retirement in 2007. In her spare time, Marilyn loved to garden, sew, quilt, bake, travel and watch the birds at their feeders. She made beautiful quilts for family and friends, and kept many flower beds in the summer. Marilyn was active with the Moon Lake Threshermen's Association and the Vance Creek chapter of the Happy Homemaker's Club. She struggled to recover following a stroke in August of 2012. Marilyn overcame a lot of the physical limitations brought on by the stroke, but she never complained and always worked hard to achieve the next milestone to be independent.

    She was preceded in death by her birth parents, Axel and Gertrude Moan; adoptive parents, F. Napoleon (Pode) and Helen Pearson; her parents-in-law, Victor and Helen Libby; her brothers and sisters, Bernard (Rookie) Moan, Katherine Erickson, Arthur Moan, Russell Moan, Theresa Ann Moan, Clara Anderson, Clarence Moan, Michael Moan, Bernadette Glokzine, and Axel Moan.

    She is survived by her husband, Allen Libby of Vance Creek, WI; children; Laurie (Michael) Gargulak of Rice Lake, WI, Carol (Debi Jo King) Libby of Urbana, IL and Michael (Cari) Libby of Madison, WI; grandchildren, Caitlin (Michael) Brudzinski of Roberts, WI, Allison Gargulak of Rice Lake, WI and Margaret and Ian Libby of Madison, WI; great grandchildren, Amelia Brudzinski and Baby Brudzinski on the way. brother Donald Pearson of Turtle Lake, WI;

    While Marilyn will be missed by many friends and relatives, she will also be missed by some very special people, especially Christopher and Amber Queiser and their children Emmitt, Delilah, and Jordan, Gail Torgerson, and Charles and Jodi Hase and their children Jasimine and Wyatt.

    The funeral will be held at the Reeve Evangelical Free Church in Clear Lake on October 16th, 2017 at 11AM with a burial following at the Reeve Cemetery.

    A visitation will be held on October 15, 2017 from 4-7 PM at the Reeve Evangelical Free Church in Clear Lake WI and one hour before the service on Monday.

    Clergy - Rev. Todd Groat Music - Margaret Peterson

    Casket Bearers - Wyatt Hase, Paul Grossenbacher, Donald Pearson, Roger Theno, Michael Brudzinski, & Ora Bontrager

    Memorial gifts can be given to the Reeve Church.

    Scheuermann Funeral Home and Cremation Services are handling the arrangements. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Marilyn H. Libby, please visit our floral store.