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Elroy D. Pfingsten ,age 85, of Merrill, died Friday, April 11, 2014, at Pine Crest Nursing Home, Merrill.

Elroy was born March 20, 1929, in Merrill, son of the late Albert and Margaret (Clausen) Pfingsten. He married Emily Oknewski on June 26, 1954, in Merrill. She survives. Elroy had worked at Weinbrenner Shoe Company, T.B. Scott Library, and the Lincoln County Courthouse. Elroy retired as a firefighter with the Merrill Fire Department. Elroy enjoyed fishing, woodworking, walking and going for bike rides, watching western movies, and bus trips. Elroy also enjoyed going to church with his wife, Emily.

Survivors include his wife Emily Pfingsten, Merrill; two daughters, Marianne (Larry) Vonderheid, and Louise (Brian) Fox, both of Merrill; one son, Kevin (Dawn) Pfingsten, Merrill; his grandchildren, Melissa Pfingsten, Rosalie and Zachary Fox, and Amanda and Cody Vonderheid; one step granddaughter, Heidi (Joe) Schreiber; two step great grandchildren, Theodore and Anika Schreiber; and two sisters, Ruth Olson of Utah, and Phyllis Tewes of Menasha.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 Noon Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Merrill. The Rev. Michael McLain is presiding. Burial will follow in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery, with graveside military rites conducted by the Merrill V.F.W. Post 1638 Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. Monday at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill.

The family wishes to thank the Special Care Unit at Pine Crest Nursing Home and Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services for the excellent care they provided Elroy.

Online condolences may be made at http://www.taylorstinefuneralhome.com/



Thomas W. Radloff, 64, of Merrill, died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.


Tom was born April 3, 1950, in Merrill, son of Eleanor (Braatz-Radloff) Krause and the late Wilbert Radloff. He married Patricia Schaupp on May 13, 1989. She survives. Tom was currently Plant Manager with Lincoln Wood Products, Inc., Merrill. He enjoyed playing golf, and was proud of his ‘hole in one’. Tom also enjoyed hunting and fishing, spending time at the ‘cottage’ and pontoon boat rides on Lake Alexander, and the company of his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Radloff, Merrill; his mother, Eleanor Krause, Merrill; his daughter, Leah (Shane) Hanson, Merrill; his son, Andy Radloff (with, Cathy Mueller) of Merrill; his step son, Corey (Julie) Maschke, Merrill; his grandchildren, Lydia, Sylvia, and Mia Hanson, and Allie Maschke; two step grandchildren, Patrick Kleinschmidt and Blake Mueller; and three sisters, Sharon Tewes of Tomahawk, Sue (Tim) Lawrence, Hastings, Minnesota, and Laurie (Lloyd, Jr.) Buck of Merrill. Besides his father, Tom is preceded in death by his stepfather, Renatus ‘Knute’ Krause.

A visitation for family and friends will be from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill. A time of reflection will begin at 7:30 P.M. that evening at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.taylorstinefuneralhome.com

Merlin L. ‘Mertz’ Kriewald, age 84, of Merrill,  died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Pine Crest Nursing Home, Merrill.


Mertz was born April 24, 1929, in Merrill, son of the late Herbert and Leona (Stubbe) Kriewald. Mertz was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Merrill. He enjoyed listening to polka music, and he also enjoyed talking and visiting with both his church family and friends at Pine Crest.

Survivors include his brother, LeRoy ‘Jim’ (wife, Lu) Kriewald, Stevens Point; his niece, JoAnn Greco of Vancouver, Washington; his nephew, David (wife, Valerie) Kriewald, Manitowoc; and five great nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will begin at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill. The Rev. Scott Gustafson will officiate. Burial will follow in Merrill Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 12 Noon on Thursday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.taylorstinefuneralhome.com
     

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