The Angels called another beautiful person home to them on Monday March 23, 2015. They took her where she needed to be. Phyllis A. Murdock of Montello and formerly Westfield passed away at Montello Care Center. Phyllis was the greatest mother ever created. She was married to the love of her life, Tom Murdock, who preceded her in death just 3 months ago. The couple stood as an example to many how a great love could stand the test of time and continue to flourish. Their children, Jim Murdock of WI Dells and Vicki Zajda of Harrisville, take comfort in knowing that their parents are back together again. They are deeply missed, but no longer in pain. I have called Tom and Phyllis my mom and dad number 2 since I was just 6 years old. Having Vicki as my best friend since she moved to WI with her parents in 1974, I feel their great loss and I know I am blessed to have shared so many years with this wonderful family. Many wonderful memories were made in the past 40 years and they will always be cherished. A memorial service for Phyllis will be held on Saturday, April 4, at New Beginnings Christian Church of Westfield. You can find her complete obituary in this publication or online at Steinhaus-Holly Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Westfield. A special thank you to all for their concern, kind words and support in this time of great sorrow.
Marilyn Bagley of Neshkoro and a family member visited Linda Lindell at the Cupboard in Wautoma on Monday of last week. Marilyn and her husband Don are trying to sell their beautiful brick home on Highway 73 north of Neshkoro.
The Harris Pond Lake Association will once again be holding a bake sale during the spring election on April 7. You can drop in at 6 am and pick up breakfast and a cup of coffee, place your vote and be on your way to a great day.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Sara Soenksen, a Harrisville native celebrating on April 2. Cheers to heaven on April 3 for my friend Sally Quando, Quando lady! Jacob Wulf of Westfield, Kit Wruck of Iowa, and Sandy Kahlhammer of Germania all share an April 3 birthday. Happy anniversary to John and Bonnie Marotz of Harrisville on April 4. Happy birthday to Kevin Ponto of Neshkoro, Shelby Johnson of Montello and Mary Sue Weir of Westfield all sharing an April 4 birthday. On April 7 Joel Kuriatnyk of Dallas,TX, Rev. Lee Meissner, Mike Peterson of Peterson Produce, Sabrina Locke of Grand Marsh, Shelby Helms of Springfield and Randy Gohlke of KY enjoy their special day. Sarah Helms of Springfield and Shirley Mae Bethke of Germania have an April 8 birthday. Best wishes to you all.
On Tuesday of last week, Rev Gary Schultz of Westfield's Immanuel Lutheran Church held afternoon services at Harris villa with congregation members and residents attending at Harris Villa assisted living. We thank you for your visit.
Don and Jean Krueger of Wautoma attended Palm Sunday church services with Jean's lovely Mom Doris Marquardt of Newton township. They enjoyed fellowship at St. Paul's Lutheran church of Newton. Happy birthday to Don Krueger who celebrated on March 30th.
On Saturday, Jerome and Vonda Rae Zuelke of Newton enjoyed a visit with their youngest son Paul's children, their grandchildren The kiddos had lunch with Jerome and Vonda Rae and enjoyed a ride outdoors with Grandpa on the Kawasaki checking out the back 40. Grandchildren sure can put a big smile on your face.
Saturday the retired breakfast club members met at the Pioneer restaurant in Westfield. Roger Goldsmith, Bob Becker and several others solved the problems of the world, on a local level of course. As Bob says, they have a good group of guys who have gathered there for many decades. Years before becoming retired! Carry on men, you've got many more issues to discuss and dissolve.
Ron and Judi Pugh of Germania and their wonderful friend and neighbor Joann Yurek enjoyed time at Rendezvous of Montello on Saturday. The Pughs helped with the meat raffle, which raised money for the annual Easter egg hunt for kids. Joann says she enjoyed a very tasty burger and tried to win goods for her freezer. Ron and Judi enjoyed a pizza from The Longbranch Saloon on Sunday, Ron made a special delivery.
It appears that my yard is a magnet for starving stray animals. Just like the Marotz Wayward feline institute of Westfield, it seems that Budsin has opened it's own chapter unbeknownst to me. Recently a very large ,long haired black cat has been stopping by to eat but at a very skittish level. Today an underweight ,shiny, young black male cat found it's way to my yard and begged for food and drink. It is not shy in the least and ran me down for a refill of milk. I am already taking care of 3 female cats who adopted me through their feral mom. My cats have been spayed ,given shots their vaccinations and understand that they live outdoors only.They are not too fond of sharing their home either. If anyone is in need of a friendly cat,let me know . It is apparent that Spring has sprung and that strays will come. I do not care to be a crazy cat lady with more than 3!
Kathleen and Darrell Smith of Cabot, AR hosted a Palm Sunday dinner at their home with Darrell's son Jeremy and his wife Shantel, their 2 children and Darrell's daughter Wendi Roberts along with her 2 girls in attendance. My Mom Kathleen was happy to use our Grandmother's china on the table. They made a nice juicy ham with all the trimmings. My Mom knows me so well. She and Darrell sent an Easter basket by mail, which I received Monday. Inside I found a beautiful pastel scarf, a funky shelf sitter chicken and Purple Peeps, Cadbury eggs and much more to spoil me with. My Mom is good at sending hugs across the miles and putting a smile on my face, thank you from the bottom of my heart to you both. I wish I were there with you.
Shirley Bethke of Germania was feeling much better this week after a trip to the doctor in Oshkosh. Don and Shirley had lunch in Berlin on their way to Oshkosh, sometimes a McD's cheeseburger tastes so good and is easy to eat while sitting in the car. Tuesday the couple stopped to visit with their daughter Roxanne Delfosse. Thursday their daughter Lisa Schild called and on Friday Lisa came to visit with her children. Friday The Bethkes had visitors from ripon. Marian Kolberg and her grandson Cody dropped by to visit. Shirley knew Marian Kolberg way back in her Germania tavern days when her parents owned the Longbranch. Shirley was sad to hear of the passing of Walter Kolberg, Marian's husband. Randy, Bill and Cody Kolberg of Ripon were the 2nd place team in this year's Longbranch Saloon crow shoot. Grandma Marian was so proud of her boys. It was good to catch up.
On Sunday Phyllis and Al Hoffman of Neshkoro, Virgina and Bob Hoffman and Marabeth, Greg and Jordon King of Princeton all attended the Pancake breakfast held in Princeton to benefit the Linda Nimphius family and help with medical bills. The event was very well attended. Thank you for your support.