Doughty Condolences

Daniel “Dan” Doughty, Eau Claire – passed away on June 28, 2021.  He was a charter WWOA member and he enjoyed spending time in his woodlands.  Dan was most noted for his service to our country at home and abroad.  He joined the Air Force Reserve in 1952 and became a fighter pilot.  On April 2, 1966 while on his 170th combat mission he was shot down while over North Vietnam and was taken prisoner.  He would spend the next, nearly 7 years as a POW before being repatriated in February 1973.  For his sacrifices, wounds and valor as a POW, Dan was awarded two Silver Stars, three Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts after his return from Vietnam.


Gerhke Condolences

Michael Gehrke, Winter – passed away on April 16, 2021.  He served on the WWOA Board of Directors from 2000-2006 and served on the executive committee as Secretary from 2003-2005.  Mike also served on the Board of the Northwest Chapter for many years.  He volunteered on many WWOA committees including several Annual Meeting Planning Committees.  Michael believed in giving back and always offered his help.  He loved living in his woods and watching the birds and wildlife, along with his dear wife, Pat.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Northwood’s Humane Society, P.O. Box 82, Hayward, WI 54843.

Krause Condolences

Lawrence G. Krause, Pewaukee – passed away May 28, 2021.  He loved sailing and spending time at his cottage and in the pristine woods surrounding Duck Lake in Langlade County.  The family will host a Celebration of Larry’s life from 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Friday, June 4 at the Pewaukee Yacht Club, N22 W28204 Edgewater Drive, Pewaukee. If desired, memorials appreciated to Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association, PO Box 285, Stevens Point, WI 54481 or  Your Choice to Live, Inc., 440 S Lapham St, Oconomowoc, WI 53066.

Warosh Condolences

Carol Warosh, Wausau – passed away April 20, 2021. She was an active member of WWOA and the North Central Chapter.  She will be remembered for creating hundreds of baskets of pinecone firestarters which decorated the Friday evening tables at WWOA’s Annual Meeting for many years. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Noon Wednesday April 28, 2021 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Wausau.  Rev. Robert Thorn will preside.  Entombment will be in Memorial Chapel Mausoleum, Restlawn Memorial Park.  Visitation will be on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church.  The Funeral will be Livestreamed on the St. Matthew Catholic Church of Wausau’s site.  Current Covid protocols will be observed, and facemasks are required for those in attendance.

Mathie Condolences

John “Jack” Mathie, Wausau – passed away April 5, 2021.  He was an active member of WWOA and the North Central Chapter.  All are welcome to attend the visitation and funeral service which will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, Wausau, on Tuesday, April 27th.  The visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., and the service will begin at 11:00 a.m.  The interment will immediately follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Wausau.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack’s name can be sent to the Christ Lutheran Church Memorial Fund (1300 Townline Rd, Wausau, WI 54403) or the Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association at UW-Stevens Point (WWOA, PO Box 285, Stevens Point, WI 54481).

Esch Condolences

Joseph “Joe” Esch, Dodgeville – passed away March 25, 2021.  He was a life member of WWOA and served as WWOA’s insurance advisor for decades.  A Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dodgeville. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday at the church. A private burial will be held at a later date.  The family suggests that memorials be made to the Upland Hills Health Hospice Care, 800 Compassion Way, PO Box 800, Dodgeville, WI 53533 or St. John’s Union Mills Catholic Church, 621 W. Division St., Dodgeville, WI 53533.

Herdina Condolences

Gregory Herdina, Oshkosh – passed away January 18, 2021.  He was a life member of WWOA and volunteered at events in the Oshkosh area.  He also belonged to Trees For Tomorrow and American Tree Farm System.  Per his wishes, a private service will be held at a later date for immediate family.

Kramer Condolences

Donald Kramer, Madison – passed away on December 11, 2020.   In the past, Don served on WWOA’s Publications Committee and was active on the Bad Axe Chapter board.  His private Mass of Christian Burial can be viewed. A celebration of Don’s life is planned for a future and appropriate date.

Moberg Condolences

Helen Moberg, Nekoosa – passed away on January 21, 2021.  Helen served as the Wisconsin Woodland Owner’s Association’s Advertising Sales Consultant for Wisconsin Woodlands magazine from 1997-2020.  She was a very active and passionate WWOA volunteer.  In 1997, she and her husband, Ed, led a WWOA forestry trip to Sweden and Norway. She is most remembered for her ideas and work with the Women of WWOA that lead to the creation of WWOA’s My Land Handbook, which has helped so many WWOA members document and care for their woodlands.  At the time of her death, she served on the Gift Shop, Publications, and Website Committees and Women of WWOA Steering Committee.  In the past she and her husband, co-chaired the Gift Shop Committee, served on many Annual Meeting Planning Committees and was on the local Central Sands Chapter Board of Directors. No public service will be held at this time.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association, PO Box 285, Stevens Point, WI 54481.

Kissinger Condolences

James Kissinger, Eau Claire and formerly of Hayward – passed away on January 16, 2021. Jim served on WWOA’s Northwest Chapter board and was active in planning several annual meetings.  A memorial service celebrating Jim’s life will be held at 1:30 pm on Friday, January 29, at the United Methodist Church in Hayward.  Visitation will be held from 12:30 – 1:30 pm at the church.  In lieu of flowers the family kindly asks for donations to Sawyer County Forestry Department, 10610 Main St #100, Hayward, WI 54843 for planting an area of trees dedicated to Jim’s love of tree planting.