Shea Condolences

Lilli SheaMarinette – passed away February 2, 2020.  Lilli and her husband, Jim, were long-time WWOA members and Phoenix Falls Chapter members.  Visitation services are scheduled for Friday, February 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home, 610 Marinette Avenue, Marinette, WI.  Memorial donations in Lilli’s name should be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3313 Packerland Drive E, De Pere, WI 54115.

Kingsbury Condolences

June KingsburyMountain – passed away January 31, 2020.  June loved the outdoors and enjoyed attending many Annual Meetings and Phoenix Falls Chapter events with her husband, Jim, when she was in good health.  Visitation services are scheduled for Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring from 1 p.m. until the memorial service at 2 p.m.  Memorials in June’s name may be made to the Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association, PO Box 285, Stevens Point, WI  54481.

Olson Condolences

Robert Olson, Seeley – passed away June 22, 2019.  Robert “Bob” served as a WWOA Board Member from 1995-1998.  He was the founding President of the WWOA Northwest Chapter.  Noted in foreign affairs circles in his own right, Bob’s passion for his woodland came from his father, Sigurd Olson.  Sigurd was a noted American author, environmentalist, and advocate for the protection of wilderness.  In 1998, Bob created the Listening Point Foundation in Ely, MN to advance Sigurd Olson’s legacy of wilderness education and to preserve his father’s retreat property, the Listening Point.

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

Woelfel Condolences

Joan Woelfel, Suring – passed away July 24, 2019.  Joan and her husband, George, have been longtime members of WWOA.  Joan is mother of WWOA members Karen and Randy Cooper (WWOA Board of Directors and Phoenix Falls Chapter Chair) of New Berlin and Mountain.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church Chapel at Chute Pond (12494 Hwy 32/64 Chute Pond, Mountain, WI 54149) from 10 am until the prayer vigil at 11:30 am.  Services will continue on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Holy Apostles Catholic Parish in New Berlin (16000 W National Avenue, New Berlin, WI 53151) with visitation from 9 am until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am.

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,