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Robert L. Monnot, age 70, of Dothan, Alabama and Merrill, died Thursday, November 13, 2014, at his home under the care of his family and hospice services.

Robert was born April 15, 1944, in Iron River, Michigan, son of the late Louis and Shrona (Tackett) Monnot.  He married Kathleen ‘Kathy’ Fischer on January 15, 1966, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Merrill.  She survives.  Robert owned and operated the former People’s I.G.A. in the Sixth Ward.  During this time, he and Kathy also owned the restaurant next door, “Delie Delight.”  In Alabama, Robert owned K&B Carpet Cleaning.  Robert was the Past-President and Past-Vice President of the former Sixth Ward Business Association, he was a Third Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus, and he was very involved with the start of the Merrill Hockey Club.  Robert enjoyed outdoor activities including hunting and fishing.  He also enjoyed woodworking, and cutting grass at the mobile home park in Dothan, Alabama.  Robert’s family will always remember his sense of humor. 

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Monnot of Dothan, Alabama and Merrill; three sons, Scott (Danielle) Monnot of Sheboygan, Andrew (Brenda) Monnot, Sr. of Merrill, and Chad (Lynn) Monnot of Wausau; seven grandchildren, Christopher Monnot-Meyer, Melanie Monnot, Andrew Monnot, Jr., Miranda Monnot, Michelle Monnot, Matthew Monnot, and Lindsay Monnot; two step-grandchildren, Craig LaBarge and Jafia LaBarge; two sisters, Pattie (Eddie) Impala, and Susan (Ronnie) Lindstrum both of Iron River, Michigan; one brother, Russell (Betty) Olson of Oshkosh; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Andrew and Myrtle Fischer of Merrill; his sister-in-law, Andrea Fischer of Tomahawk; and his brother-in-law, LeRoy (Connie) Fischer of Merrill.  Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Shrona Monnot; three sisters, Delores, Evelyn, and June; and five brothers, Gerald, Eugene, Irvin, Paul, and Lewis.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 P.M., Noon, on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Merrill.  Father Michael McLain will preside.  Burial will take place at Merrill Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date.  Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Monday, November 17, 2014, at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill.  The Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill, is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Online condolences may be made at www.taylorstinefuneralhome.com

 

John O. Ruprecht, age 70, of Merrill, died Thursday, November 13, 2014, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

John was born September 15, 1944, in Merrill, son of the late Alvin and Mae (Price) Ruprecht. He married Mary McNamara on November 8, 1969, in Merrill. She survives. John had been a Pipefitter with the National Automatic Sprinkler Industry, Local 669. John enjoyed fishing, especially ice fishing, coin collecting, casino trips, and spending time with his dog ‘Jack’.

Survivors include his wife Mary Ruprecht of Merrill; his daughter, Lisa Ruprecht of Merrill; his grandson, Tyler Ruprecht of Merrill; and his sister, Mary K. Peters of Merrill. Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by his son, Timothy J. Ruprecht in April of 2009.

The funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill.  Pastor Missy Holdorf will officiate.  Visitation will begin at 9:00 A.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

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



Janet G. Nelson, age 85, of Merrill, died Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at Pine Crest Nursing Home, Merrill.

Janet was born August 12, 1929, in the Town of Schley, Lincoln County, daughter of the late Fred and Adelia (Kleinschmidt) Schmidt.  She married Elmer Nelson on October 4, 1980, in Merrill.  He survives.  Janet had worked at the former Hanson Glove, Merrill.  She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Irma, where she was involved with the Ladies Aid.  Janet enjoyed volunteering at Bethesda Thrift Shop, baking and cooking, being outside, and spending time with her dog, Pepper. 

Survivors include her husband, Elmer Nelson of Merrill; one sister, Gertrude Schulz of Merrill; three sisters-in-law, Nina Schmidt of Wausau, Helen Theiler of Tomahawk, and Della Nelson of Merrill; her nieces and nephew, Sandy (Gary) Hass of Merrill, Sharon (Tom) Thrall of Minocqua, Cynthia Gunderson of Wausau, Philip (Darcy) Theiler of Arbor Vitae, and Nancy (Norbert) Pintons, of Rice Lake; and her grandnephew, Mark Baumann of Kileen, Texas.  Janet was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Adelia Schmidt; two brothers, Lyndon Schmidt and Donald Schmidt; two brothers-in-law, Paul Schulz and Harry Nelson; and one niece, Judy Baumann.

The funeral will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, November 24, 2014, at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill. The Rev. Hans J. Heisinger will officiate.  Burial will follow in Chat Cemetery, Town of Birch, Lincoln County.  Visitation will begin at 9:00 A.M. Monday at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home.

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

Matthew C. ‘Charlie’ Ament, age 55, of Merrill, died accidentally on Monday, November 17, 2014.
 

Charlie was born November 9, 1959, in Merrill, son of the late Lawrence ‘Bud’ and Shirley (Koblitz) Ament. Charlie was currently employed as a Pipe Insulator with Local 127-Asbestos Workers. He enjoyed fishing, especially for walleye and trout, golfing, playing cards, hunting, spending time in the woods with his dogs, playing guitar, and playing softball. Charlie especially enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends.

Survivors include two brothers, Greg (Mary) Ament, and Andrew (Jan) Ament, both of Merrill; two nieces, Carly (Nathan) Harder of Wausau, and Victoria ‘Tori’ Ament of Merrill; four nephews, Erik Ament of Eau Claire, Todd (Hsu) Roggenbuck of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, Ben (Kari Jo) DeBroux of Merrill, and Ryan (Jodi) DeBroux of Edgar; nine great nieces and nephews, Sophia, Ivan, Mason, Emma, Evan, Eli, Ellie, Isabelle, and Chloe; and his cousins, Mary Jo Laabs, Steve (Lana) Strasman, Tom (Kay) Koblitz, and Pete (Renae) Koblitz, all of Merrill, and Dan Koblitz of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

A Memorial Service for Charlie will begin at 5:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 22, 2014, at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill. Pastor Missy Holdorf will officiate with assistance from Mary Jo Laabs. Family and friends will gather at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home beginning at 2:30 P.M. on Saturday.
Online condolences may be made at http://www.taylorstinefuneralhome.com/

 

Clifford H. Olson, 91, of Merrill, formerly of Gleason, died Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Pine Crest Nursing Home, Merrill.

Cliff was born August 17, 1923, in Plaza, North Dakota, son of the late Henry and Bertha (Glaholt) Olson.  He grew up on the family farm in North Dakota.  He married Loretta (King) Bennish on October 7, 1961.  She preceded him in death on October 22, 1991.  He then married Jean (Pond) Prueser on May 22, 1993.  She preceded him in death on January 9, 2012.  Cliff was a bridge building foreman for Soo Line Railroad throughout the Midwest.  He then worked for Wisconsin Central Railroad, for a total of 50 years.  He was a 50 year member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance and Way Employees.  Cliff was a member of Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, Gleason, for over 30 years.  Cliff enjoyed music and dancing, fishing, gardening, cooking, and caring for animals. 

Survivors include his two step-daughters, Leona (Carl) VanderSanden of Gleason, and Gloria (Bruce) Rahlf of Rhinelander; one step-son, Terry (Alice) Prueser of Gleason; one brother, Arnold (Yvonne) Olson of McClusky, North Dakota; several step grandchildren; many step great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews in North Dakota.  Cliff was preceded in death by his wives, Loretta and Jean; three step-sons and their wives, Delmar (Sandy), Anton, Jr. ‘Babe’ (Margaret), and Victor (Donna) Bennish; his sister and brother-in-law, Helen (Roy) Grotte; his brother and sister-in-law, Rudolph ‘Rudy’ (Gloria) Olson; and one step grandson, Timothy Bennish.

The funeral will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, Gleason.  The Rev. Greg Laska will officiate.  Burial will be in Town of Summit Cemetery, Town of Summitt, Langlade County.  Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill, and after 10:00 A.M. Wednesday at the church. The Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill, is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, Gleason; Lincoln County Humane Society, Merrill; the Railroad Museum, Rhinelander; or American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association research. 

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

     

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