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Jack R. ‘Gopher’ Holl, age 82, formerly of Merrill, passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014, at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, under the care of his family and hospice services.

Jack was born March 22, 1932, in Merrill, son of the late Everett and Wilma (Johnson) Holl. He married Elaine M. Eckert on January 20, 1962, in Pine City, Minnesota. She preceded him in death on January 7, 2012. Jack had worked at the Weinbrenner Shoe Company, Merrill, for over thirty years. Jack enjoyed his spring and summers camping and fishing with his wife Elaine, and enjoyed spending his falls bird and deer hunting at his shack known as the ‘Woodtick’ Lodge’. In their younger years, both Jack and Elaine enjoyed snowmobiling and snowshoeing at their cabin. Currently, Jack was residing in Loxahatchee, Florida with his daughter Jo Ann, son-in-law Tommie, and his dog, Bandit.

Jack is survived by his daughter, Jo Ann (Tommie Annillo) Holl, Loxahatchee, Florida; his sister, Joyce (Bruce) Hass, Merrill; and several nieces and nephews. Jack was preceded in death by his wife of fifty years, Elaine Holl; and his parents.

The funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, October 31, 2014, at St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ, Merrill.  The Rev. Kyle Carnes will officiate.  Burial will follow in Merrill Memorial Park Cemetery, Merrill. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Thursday at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill, and after 10:00 A.M. Friday at the church.  The Taylor-Stine Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Online condolences may be made at www.taylorstinefuneralhome.com

Stephen “Steve” Mark Anderson, 62 of Ely, Iowa, died Sunday, October 26, 2014 at his home.

Stephen was born November 24, 1951 in Escanaba, Michigan, the son of Donald George and the late Anna Mae (Thompson) Anderson.  Steve graduated from Merrill High School in 1971.  He married Charlene Kaye Pester on February 3, 1973 in Merrill, Wisconsin.  He worked for the former Ward Paper Mill in Merrill from 1973 until 1994, and from 1994 until present at Cedar River Paper Company in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as a shift supervisor.  Steve enjoyed camping, golfing, riding his motorcycle, watching the Packers, and most of all spending time with his many friends and family.

Steve is survived by his wife, Charlene of Ely; two sons, Jeremy (Melissa) Anderson of Cedar Rapids and Nicolas (Leesa) Anderson of Ely; two grandchildren, Kylie Mae and Aiden John Anderson; his father, Don Anderson of Merrill; three brothers, Marty (Sharon) Anderson, Warren (Julia) Anderson, and Paul (Jan) Anderson all of Merrill; and sisters, Vic Anderson of Marshfield, Barb (Gary) Emerich of Merrill, Mary (Rick) Griep of Marshfield, Donna (Scott) Specht of Merrill, and Susan (Bill) Soper of Marshfield; brothers-in-law, Bryan (Susan) Pester of Wausau, Mark (Pam) Pester of Merrill, and Todd (Cami) Pester of Merrill; a sister-in-law Sherry (Dan) Wayda of Schofield; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Mae Anderson; and two infant children.

A memorial fund has been established.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, Iowa located at 2121 Bowling Street SW.  A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 31, 2014 at Faith Lutheran Church, Town of Maine, Marathon County, with burial to follow in Faith Lutheran Church Cemetery, Town of Scott. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday at Faith Lutheran Church.  The Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill, is assisting the family with local arrangements.

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


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