Deffner Condolences

Marvin Deffner, Wausau – passed away November 1, 2019.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 9th at Calvary Lutheran Church in the Town of Pine River, Lincoln County, N365 Cain Creek Road, Merrill, WI.

Unrath Condolences

Howard Unrath, Clintonville – passed away September 12, 2019.  He was an active Wolf River Chapter member and officer.  He was a familiar face at WWOA’s Annual Meeting for many years.

Hanson Condolences

Raymond Hanson, Madison & Wisconsin Rapids – passed away August 23, 2019.  Ray was a Charter member of WWOA.  Memorials in Ray’s name may be directed to Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, 3101 Latham Drive, Madison, WI 53713; Agrace Hospice Care, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711 or Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge, 5565 Tancho Drive, Madison, WI  53718.

Gehrke Condolences

Patricia GehrkeWinter – passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019.  Pat and Mike always looked forwarded to attending the Annual Meeting and Pat’s warm smile could light up a room.  Memorial services are scheduled for Thursday September 12 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Ladysmith, WI.

Grassl Condolences

Donald Grassl, Wausau – passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.  Don opened his beautiful woods to WWOA members for the 2015 Annual Meeting Field Day.  Memorial donations in Don’s name may be directed to

Harvey Condolences

William (Bill) HarveyWausau – passed away Monday, July 8, 2019.  Bill served as a WWOA Board of Director from 1995 to 1997 and was a member of the North Central Chapter.  One of Bill’s greatest joys was hosting friends at his Harvey’s Woodland property and together with Lucy, hosted a North Central Chapter Field Day in June 2011.  Donations in Bill’s name may be sent to Saint Andrew Lutheran Church, 3200 N. Mountain Rd., Wausau, WI 54401 or The Salvation Army, 202 Callon St., Wausau, WI 54403,


Fauerbach Condolences

Michael Fauerbach, Hurley – passed away January 12, 2019.  Memorials may be directed in Mike’s name to the Hurley Education Foundation, or ICORE (Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts) with the note “In honor of Mike for the Bike Trail”

Edson Condolences

Jane EdsonEau Claire – passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019.  A Charter and Life member of WWOA, she was active in the Chippewa Valley Chapter along with her deceased husband, Jack, a Past President of WWOA.  They loved their woodlands and were the 1993 Regional Tree Farmers of the Year.  Memorials may be directed to Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association, PO Box 285, Stevens Point, WI 54481; Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 County Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742; First congregational United Church of Christ, 310 Broadway Street, Eau Claire 54703; the Eau Claire Free Clinic or any other charity of your choosing.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2019 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 310 Broadway Street, Eau Claire.  Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. until time of services.

Ziebell Condolences

Carol Ziebell, Waupaca – passed away Saturday April 20, 2019.  Carol & Wayne Ziebell have been longtime members of WWOA.  A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 24 at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1120 Evans Street, Waupaca WI.

Slowinski Condolences

Judy Slowinski, Stevens Point – passed away April 18, 2019.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 24 at Holy Spirit Parish, 838 Fremont Street, Stevens Point WI.